Acute Community Mental Health Services

Acute community Mental Health Services comprise of Home Treatment and Acute Day Treatment.

The Acute Community Services (Home Treatment and Acute Day Treatment) are based in Lisburn, Downpatrick and Newtownards. The Home Treatment Service is the gateway to acute mental health services within the Trust and provides a comprehensive assessment of need, together with a range of interventions for patients aged from 18-65 years of age experiencing mental health crisis.

  • Home Treatment Team

    The Home Treatment Team (HTT) is aimed at (but not limited to) patients with serious mental illness and provides intensive support at home to people who would otherwise be admitted to hospital.

    Essentially a ‘hospital at home’ service, HTT is targeted at people who are acutely unwell and offers an alternative to hospital admission by providing treatment and support at home. HTT can reduce disruption experienced as a result of an unnecessary hospital admission; provide rapid response and early intervention; facilitate earlier discharge from inpatient care and; provide support to carers in a critical situation.

    HTT is part of secondary mental health and part of the Acute Services within the Trust alongside the inpatient wards and acute day services. Acute wards are for people who cannot be cared for safely at and home and admission is usually determined by the HTT.

Contact Details

Home Treatment Team Ards

Ards Community Hospital
Church Street
Northern Ireland
BT28 4AS

Call us(028) 9151 4281

Home Treatment Team Lisburn

Lagan Valley Hospital
Hillsborough Road
Northern Ireland
BT28 1JP

Call us(028) 9598 8053

Home Treatment Team Down

Finneston House
Ardglass Road
Northern Ireland
BT30 6RA

Call us(028) 4451 3791