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LCFT services are within easy reach of the Lake District, Forest of Bowland, Blackpool, Southport and the Yorkshire Moors, as well as the historic cities of Lancaster, Manchester, Preston, Liverpool and the market towns of Garstang, Chorley and Bury. The M6, M60, M61, M65 and M55 motorways bring 50% of the UK’s population within a 2 hour drive. Manchester and Liverpool airports are all within easy reach.

The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for professional, personal and career development. We welcome applications from people of all diverse backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, relationship status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.

CAMHS – North Lans

CAMHs primary function is to promote and maintain the positive emotional health and well-being of children and young people across Lancashire. This is achieved through the provision of high quality, multidisciplinary and integrated services. The service strives to promote and enable positive emotional health and welling and when required provides support, care and evidence based interventions to enable children, young people and families to cope with mental illness.

The service strives to remain child and young person focused at all times, whilst considering the needs of the family and wider support systems by offering systemic intervention and consultation. The service delivers not only face to face intervention but also training, supervision and consultation to the wider workforce that interacts with children and young people. Robust evaluation is undertaken using routine outcome measures to demonstrate positive outcomes.

CAMHs provides services across the whole of Lancashire, however service provision varies across localities depending on commissioning arrangements (see table across for North Lancashire.)

Locality
North Lancashire
Service Description Tier 4 (inpatient) x
Tier 4 Outreach x
CAMHS T3 x
Children psychological services x
Youth offending team (YOT) x
Learning disabilities x
Looked after children x
PEIS x

Lancaster CMHT

North Lancashire; Lancaster/Morecambe/Carnforth/Garstang and surrounding rural areas; Lancaster Clinics – De Vitre House; Morecambe Clinics – Altham meadows

  • Specialist assessment and diagnosis of dementia – including under 65s and people with learning disabilities
  • Initiation and titration of medication
  • Post diagnostic session following diagnosis
  • Promotion of lifestyle/engagement
  • Signposting/referral to other agencies as required
  • Education
  • 6 month and Annual review of medication efficacy

Lancaster and Morecambe Mindsmatters –IAPT Service

Lancaster and Morecambe plus surrounding areas

Mindsmatter services within LCFT will deliver non-urgent services to people 16 years and above with mild to moderate common mental health problems able to engage with a brief psychological intervention that  are  consistent with the IAPT programme such as psycho educational workshops, groups, online therapy, 1:1 sessions with a CBT therapist, Counsellor or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults

Lancaster and Morecambe

Assessment, care planning and review of people with severe and enduring mental health problems

  • Care, support and treatment for service users with dementia where the presentation is complex and an active intervention plan is indicated
  • Care, support and treatment for service users with complex functional mental illness, where treatment in primary care has been initiated and their mental health remains an issue of concern and an active intervention plan is indicated
  • Provision of care co-ordination under Care Programme Approach
  • S117 Aftercare reviews
  • Mental health medication initiation and monitoring including antipsychotics
  • Physical health monitoring
  • Maximise the potential of service users using a recovery focussed model of care
  • Contribute to assessments for funding/changing care settings for service users open to and care co-ordinated by the team
  • Education and training
  • Collaborative working with social inclusion services

This will typically include individuals who:

  • experience a substantial disability as a result of their mental health problems, such as an inability to care for themselves independently, sustain relationships or work
  • are either currently displaying obvious and severe symptoms; or have a remitting/relapsing condition
  • have experienced recurring crises leading to frequent admission / intervention
  • occasion significant risk to their own safety or that of others
  • are not under the care of Adult Mental Health Services, nor have been discharged from Adult Mental Health Services within the last 12 months
  • who cannot benefit from Minds Matter (Primary Mental Health Services) and are at significant risk without specialist psychological interventions

Adult Mental Health Liaison Service

Royal Lancaster Infirmary A+E Department and in-patient wards

08:00-20:00 seven days a week. Overnight cover provided by Lancaster & Morecambe Crisis resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT).

Provision of mental health assessments to patients at A+E and on in-patient wards at Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI). Provision of advice support to RLI staff with psychiatric related matters. Signposting and referring on e.g. referring for home treatment, Substance misuse services, referring for Mental Health Act (1983) assessment/facilitating informal admission to psychiatric hospital.

Provision of timely response to avoid/avert delayed transfers of care e.g. assisting in facilitating psychiatric admission where appropriate.

Hospital Liaison

Provision of mental health assessments to patients at A+E and on in-patient wards at Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI). Provision of advice support to RLI staff with psychiatric related matters. Signposting and referring on e.g. referring for home treatment, Substance misuse services, referring for Mental Health Act (1983) assessment/facilitating informal admission to psychiatric hospital.

Provision of timely response to avoid/avert delayed transfers of care e.g. assisting in facilitating psychiatric admission where appropriate.

The main aim of the service is to ensure that older people in acute hospital settings are provided with appropriate and prompt access to assessment, treatment, support and care for both dementia and functional mental health problems.

To provide education, awareness and consultancy for general hospital staff to help them recognise and deliver the specific care and treatment to meet the mental health needs of the patient.

Lancaster & Morecambe Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Lancaster & Morecambe and outlying rural areas and Wyre/Preston residents registered at Garstang GP Surgeries.

24/7 service 16+ age group. Referrals via Single Point of Access (Adult Mental Health) Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00. Referrals direct to CRHTT out of these hours.

Lancaster and Morecambe CRHTT covers overnight assessments at Royal Lancaster Infirmary on behalf of Adult Mental Health Liaison

Care and treatment of people who are experiencing psychiatric crises in the community.  Gatekeeping of admissions to psychiatric hospital to try and prevent these where home treatment/alternatives to admission can be safely provided. Facilitation of safe discharges from psychiatric hospital.

Morecambe CMHT at Victoria House in Morecambe

Morecambe  Heysham, Overton and as far north as Carnforth  and occasionally Silverdale.