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Warrington referral information

Information about our services and making referrals to them for professionals in Warrington.

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Below you can view information aimed at health professionals and other professionals working with our services to support you to make appropriate referrals to our services in Warrington. This page provides information to help you reach a decision as to whether our service is right for your patient or client and how to make a referral so they can begin accessing support.

If you have any further questions about any of the services below, either visit the service's page on our website (linked below under each service section) or contact the team using the telephone numbers provided.
Adults' mental health services
Accident and Emergency Liaison Service
Our Accident and Emergency (A&E) Liaison Service team work within the A&E department at Warrington Hospital. They are here to support people who attend A&E with mental health problems. This may be because they are experiencing a mental health crisis or because they have self-harmed and need urgent medical attention.

The team also provides support, advice and training for hospital staff to enable them to better support patients who have mental health problems and they can signpost and refer patients onto other local services that can help meet their mental health needs.

As the team responds directly to the needs of patients attending A&E, you can't refer patients to service. You can contact the team on 01925 635 911.

Visit the service page for more information
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Assessment Team
Our Assessment Team provides specialist assessment, advice and signposting for adults with moderate to severe symptoms of mental illness such as severe depression and anxiety, as well as conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

All our assessment teams have recently begun to implement a robust telephone triage system, using NICE recommended clinical rating scales to ensure routine referrals are directed to the most appropriate service by our assessment teams, and to enable the teams to redirect those referrals not requiring a secondary mental health assessment or intervention. 

The new triage system means patients who do need to be seen by secondary services can be offered a face-to-face assessment appointment more quickly and patients requiring lower level interventions and assessments can be signposted to the appropriate primary care and third sector services in a timelier manner too.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

If you need to make a referral to Warrington Assessment Team for a patient who has moderate to severe mental health problems, you can contact the team directly for advice or to make a referral on 01925 666 647 (from 8am to 8pm) or 01925 664000 (from 8pm to 8am).

Visit the service page for more information.

Adults' ADHD Service
Our Adults' ADHD Service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We can also signpost you onto other mental health services if you need any extra support. 

If your patient is experiencing problems that you suspect may be related to ADHD, you can make a referral to our service for an assessment and screening appointment. Please be aware that due to high demand for the service, there may be a wait for their initial appointment.

You can contact the team directly for advice on 01925 664 180.

Visit the service page for more information.

Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
Our Early Intervention in Psychosis Service supports people age 14 to 65 who are experiencing first episode of psychosis.

Signs and symptoms that your patient may be experiencing psychosis include: feeling like people are watching you; seeing or hearing things that others cannot; unusual beliefs; unusual manner or thinking or speech; and ideas of reference.

If you are concerned about one or more of the above symptoms, refer your patient to the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service for assessment. If there is an immediate risk out of hours (after 5pm Monday to Friday, weekends and bank holidays), please refer the patient to Warrington Assessment Team.

You can contact the team directly for advice on 0151 422 6826.

Visit the service page for more information.

Home Treatment Team
Our Home Treatment Team provides intensive community-based support for adults with severe and complex mental health problems to prevent the need for admission to hospital. 

Referrals to the Home Treatment Team must be made by one of our community mental health teams and should be directed to the Assessment Team in the first instance, rather than to the Home Treatment Team.

You can contact the team for advice on 01925 664 811.

Visit the service page for more information.

Adults' inpatient Services
We provide mental health inpatient services for adults in Warrington, based at Hollins Park Hospital in Winwick. Our male inpatient ward is called Austen Ward and our female inpatient ward is called Sheridan Ward.

If you feel your patient requires inpatient mental health support, please make a referral to our Assessment Team in the first instance, who will be able to assess the individual and if appropriate, make a referral for them to our inpatient services.
You can contact Austen Ward on 01925 664 130 and Weaver Ward on 01925 664 128.

Visit the service page for more information.

Recovery Team
Our Recovery Team provides community-based services for adults with long-term mental health problems in Warrington. The service is goal-focused and supports people to live their lives well with their mental health condition. 

Referrals to our Recovery Team should be directed to our Assessment Team in the first instance, who will be able to assess the individual and if appropriate, make a referral for them to our Recovery Team.

You can contact the service on 01925 666 660.

Visit the service page for more information.

Skin Camouflage Service
Our Skin Camouflage Service provides medical camouflage creams for people with self-harm scars and other conditions that cause skin marking or discolouration, to help improve confidence and mental wellbeing.

The best way to contact the Skin Camouflage Service is by email at skin.camouflage@nwbh.nhs.uk  

Visit the service page for more information.

Specialist Perinatal Service
Our Specialist Perinatal Service work with mothers and mothers to be who already have, or who develop moderate to severe mental health problems, from pregnancy up until their baby is 12 months old.

We work with women and their families who have significant difficulties and distress associated with perinatal mental health. We can offer pre-conceptual counselling to women, who may be on prescribed medication regimes who wish to become pregnant. We also offer assessment and intervention for mental health concerns which could include psychosis, depression, anxiety and intrusive thoughts linked to pregnancy. 

View our eligibility criteria to find out if our service can support your patient.

Women can be referred to our team by any healthcare professional. Professionals can contact the team 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday for advice, and make a referral to the service via the local Mental Health Assessment Team

Please ensure that any referral made to the service is made with consent from the individual wherever they have the capacity provide this.
 
Visit the service page for more information. 

Children and young people's services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
We provide tier 2 and 3 child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) for children and young people up to the age of 18 in Warrington. We provide assessment, treatment and signposting for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

All referrals to our CAMHS services should be directed to our CAMHS Assessment and Response Team. Download the CAMHS referral form or call the CAMHS advice line (from 9am to 5pm) on 01925 575 904.

Visit the service page for more information.
 
Children and Young People's Community Eating Disorder Service
Our Young People's Community Eating Disorder Service in Warrington, Halton, Knowsley and St Helens provides assessment, treatment and support for young people with eating disorders and their families. We deliver the service in partnership with St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and leading national eating disorder charity Beat.

Initial consultant-led multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessments will be held at Knowsley Resource and Recovery Centre at Whiston Hospital. Young people and families will then be able to attend their regular appointments with our team at a venue closer to home.

To meet the service referral criteria, patients must be 8 to 18-years-old and live in Warrington. You can use the SCOFF questionnaire screening tool to help determine whether your patient would benefit from a referral to the service. 

Referrals for patients with a suspected eating disorder should be directed via e-referral. We also accept self-referrals from service users and families via an electronic form on our website. 

Visit the service page for more information or call the team on 0151 430 1321.
 
Later life and memory services
Memory inpatient services (Rydal Unit, Kingsley Ward and Golborne Unit)
We provide inpatient services for people age 65 and over who have memory problems such as dementia, who can no longer be supported in the community and require specialist inpatient support. Our three wards have been specially designed to meet the needs of people with memory problems and are based in Knowsley, Warrington and Wigan. The wards are available for people living in Warrington, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan. 

Visit the service page for more information.

Older People's Community Mental Health Team
We support people age 65 and over who have mental health problems and people of any age with a diagnosis of dementia. We can also provide assessment and diagnosis for people who are experiencing problems with their memory. You can contact the team directly on 01925 664 041. 

Visit the service page for more information.

Older people's inpatient services (Parsonage Unit)
Parsonage Unit at Atherleigh Park in Leigh supports people age 65 and over living in Warrington, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan who have mental health problems, in addition to physical health conditions or frailties that require a higher level of support. 

From time-to-time, we also look after people under the age of 65 who have mental health problems and higher levels of physical health needs, which would not be met as effectively by our adults' inpatient wards.

You can contact the ward directly on 01942 636 460 (between 9am and 5pm) or 01942 636 464 (between 5pm and 9am).

Visit the service page for more information.

Learning Disability Community Team
Our Learning Disability Community Team is a multi-professional service staffed by nurses, allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and a consultant psychiatrist. The services specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals who present with autistic spectrum disorder and learning disabilities.

Our service runs from 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday and we are based at Hollins Park Hospital in Winwick. You can contact the team directly on 01744 457 278.

Visit the service page for more information.


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