Mental health step up

When someone with mental health needs has a relapse and requires intensive interventions, their only option is often admission to hospital.

But this doesn’t suit everyone, and for some people it can be detrimental.

That’s when our mental health step up services can step in.

We can provide customer accommodation, care and support in a safe and comfortable community-based environment, even for people who already have their own tenancy.

Our approach gives customers the support they need to successfully manage their relapse and return home or explore other independent living options. All of this is done through evidence-based therapeutic interventions that improve health and wellbeing with a focus on recovery and building personal resilience.

By bringing care closer to home and stepping in before a relapse becomes too severe, our mental health step up eases the pressure on hospital beds and reduces the associated costs of hospital admission. It also gives customers a better health outcome and a better chance of recovery.

Who is our mental health step up service for?

Our mental health step up service is for NHS partners who need to identify safe and progressive crisis care services for people with mental ill health as a robust alternative to hospital inpatient stay.

What are the benefits of mental health step up?

Our service provides an alternative to costly hospital admissions that impact patient flow and provides a better outcome for customers in terms of recovery and wellbeing.

We know that in some instances it’s in the customer’s best interests to avoid hospital admission if it is safe and appropriate to do so; it can reduce dependence and gives the opportunity to build personal resilience and independence.

Our psychologically informed practice works with the customer to help them manage their own safety, prevent hospital admission through crisis resolution, and reduce future relapse potential.

Your options for a Mental Health Step Up service

  • A small group environment with either self-contained or shared facilities
  • Peer support
  • Therapeutic activity
  • Crisis resolution planning
  • Person-centred planning tool tailored to mental health
  • Recovery and strengths-based approaches
  • Rights-based approach (including DoLS)
  • Health integration
  • Psychologically informed practice and trauma-informed care
  • Integrated clinical and social care approach
  • Wellness recovery action planning
  • Partnership with NHS clinical teams to manage transition and risk
  • 24-hour support

Next steps

If you’d like to discover more about this service then email us at NewModelsofCare@homegroup.org.uk or download our information brochure.