Brighton & Hove Mental Health Crisis House Service practitioners, staff and referrers Survey

Help us shape a Crisis House service by telling us what you think in our survey.

A mental health crisis is any situation in which a person’s actions, feelings, and behaviours can lead to them hurting themselves or others, and/or put them at risk of being unable to care for themselves or function in the community in a healthy manner. Situations that can lead to a mental health crisis can include stress at home like conflicts with loved ones, exposure to trauma, or violence. Stress at work or school and other environmental stress can also contribute to a mental health crisis. Individuals with diagnosed mental illness are at greater risk of experiencing crisis, but too often a crisis occurs before a mental illness has been diagnosed

Mental health crises are responsible for almost all mental health inpatient admissions, but there is growing evidence both nationally and internationally that with early intervention, many crises can be de-escalated, resulting in both improved patient outcomes and fewer hospital admissions.

National policy drivers outline the importance of developing service provision that is available much earlier in the mental health pathway, to prevent and/or de-escalate a mental health crisis and to avoid the need for crisis or acute support

Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is in the process of procuring a crisis house in Brighton and Hove. The Crisis House will provide intensive short term support and accommodation (e.g. 7 days) to people experiencing a mental health crisis. The aim of the service is to prevent escalation of mental health crises including self-harm, suicidal ideation or distress. Its purpose is to support people to regain stability and create a co-produced, personalised plan that mitigates the immediate circumstances that led to their crisis. The crisis house will provide a safe and comfortable environment in the community and avoid the need for people to go into hospital where possible. The house will provide a minimum of 5-7 beds with 24/7 staffing and will be available to adults aged 18 years and over.

The CCG would very much appreciate your views to support development of the crisis house. We ask that you please complete the questions below as fully as you can. Please can you email your responses to by 16 August 2021

If you need this survey in an alternative format or other language, or if you have any queries, please contact the Public Involvement Team at Sussex NHS Commissioners on the following:

Call:                01903 708 411

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All responses are handled anonymously and confidentially.  We are committed to protecting your privacy, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and will not use any information we may hold about you for any purpose other than that for which it was collected. Under no circumstances is your data used for anything other than the purpose for which it has been collected.