Supporting people with mental health crises at home
People who experience a mental health crisis can receive support in many different ways. One approach is to support people in their own home via a Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) team. The CRHT team provides intensive support, which can include treatment, medication and support for carers. CRHT teams are usually made up of a number of mental health professionals, including a psychiatrist, mental health nurses and social workers. Teams are required to gatekeep all admissions to psychiatric inpatient wards and facilitate early discharge of service users.
An admission has been gate-kept by a crisis resolution home treatment (CRHT) team if they have assessed the service user before admission and if they were involved in the decision-making process to admit.
For more information about this indicator, please see the guidance available from NHS England.