Co-written crisis care plans in Adult Mental Health services

17/06/2016 by Amy Gaskin-Williams

Service users and families from adult mental health services share feedback which comments on support once discharged, requesting more help at home to prevent coming back into hospital as an inpatient, or presenting at A&E, when in crisis.  

As a response to this, staff within adult mental health services are working with service users and families to co-write crisis care plans for everyone, so that as they are discharged from the wards, there is a plan in place to support the person if they experience further crisis at home. It details the people involved in their care, and how each can help, and it encourages the service user to identify additional social support at home which could prevent readmission.

The idea is to give service users on discharge, and their families, confidence in caring for themselves and seeking appropriate support if needed.