This initiative, established in 2007 provides a crisis resolution service based in the Service Users home setting, specifically targeted at those acutely unwell clients who would otherwise require admission and treatment in an in-patient facility.

It is an approach which is aimed to be responsive, focused, recovery orientated and culturally appropriate.

The service offers a mobile rapid response with frequent home visits, medication management and Psychiatrist involvement.

It also allows for the potential earlier discharge from the inpatient unit to the client's own home environment.

The benefits of the service to the Service User and their Family / Whanau are:

Referrals are accepted from clinical staff within the Taranaki District Health Board's Adult Mental Health and Addictions Unit and the Services for Older People Team.

There are a range of presenting issues that may deter referral and treatment by the Acute Home Based Treatment Team.
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