Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT)

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Available at the following locations

  • Blackburn with Darwen
    • Blackpool
      • Chorley & South Ribble
        • East Lancashire
          • Fylde & Wyre
            • West Lancashire
              • North Lancashire
                • Preston


                  To service A&E department and Medical Assessment Wards. 

                  What we do

                  This service provides:

                  • A rapid mental health assessment service for individuals aged 16 and over who present to the Accident & Emergency Department and Medical Assessment Unit of the Acute Trusts.
                  • To provide mental health assessments and advice for clients who are in-patients on medical wards within the Acute Trusts
                  • Conduct comprehensive risk and mental health assessments to a standardised level of best practice
                  • To offer advice and support to colleagues within the Acute Trusts
                  • Ensure appropriate signposting/referral onto relevant statutory and non-statutory agencies as identified, including Single Point of Access (SPOA), Perinatal Community Mental Health Teams (PCMHT), Home Treatment Teams (HTT), Substance Misuse Services and Housing and Emergency Social Services Team in response to client need
                  • To inform, in writing, GP’s and other relevant agencies with the outcomes of assessments within 24 hours.
                  • Improved communication between the Accident and Emergency Department, Mental health services and other departments within the Acute Trust Hospital setting in relation to patient care and management.
                  • For Trust values to be evident in all aspects of service delivery and interactions with service users, carers, colleagues and peers

                  How to contact us:

                  Fylde Coast MHLT

                  Gateway Centre

                  South Stand Football Stadium

                  Seasiders Way


                  FY1 6JX

                  Tel: 01253 951640

                  Lancaster & Morecambe MHLT

                  Royal Lancaster Infirmary,

                  Ashton Road, Lancaster LA1 4RP

                  North Barn, Pathfinders Drive,

                  Lancaster LA1 4JJ

                  Tel:  01524 550420

                  Preston & Chorley

                  Avondale Unit,

                  Royal Preston Hospital,

                  Sharoe Green Lane North,

                  Fulwood, Preston,

                  PR2 9HT

                  Tel: 01772 773499

                  East Lancashire

                  Royal Blackburn Hospital,

                  Haslingden Road


                  BB2 3HH

                  Tel:  01254 226123


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