Access and Liaison Integration Service (ALIS) - South Cumbria

For people experiencing acute mental health distress, and their carers

The Access and Liaison Integration Service (ALIS) provides assessment and support for people experiencing acute mental health distress and their carers.

Acute Mental Health Inpatient - Dova Unit, Furness General, Barrow in Furness

Dova has 20 ensuite beds and is a mixed unit for adult men and women.

Acute Mental Health Inpatient - Kentmere Unit, Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal

Kentmere is a small mental health unit with 12 beds, one of which is for the management of patients undergoing an alcohol detoxification programme; this is arranged through the UNITY service (the drug and alcohol service provider in Cumbria).

Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Service (ANIS) - South Cumbria

The Anorexia Nervosa Service, ANIS, is made up of a small team who work intensively with adults who have a diagnosis of severe Anorexia. We are currently commissioned to work with up to fifteen individuals at any one time. Our team includes eating disorder practitioners, psychologists, specialist dietitians and input from a Psychiatrist. We will work alongside you, your family and other staff involved in your care, such as community mental health service staff and your GP, in order to understand the impact Anorexia has on your physical and psychological wellbeing and how it impacts upon how you live your life day to day.

The service is in place to bridge the gap between inpatient and community treatment, so that people can be treated within their local community, closer to home.

Clinical Health Psychology - Southport and Formby

The service aims to support people to achieve their potential when living with a long term condition and/or cancer through a solution focused approach.

Community Mental Health Assessment and Recovery Services for Adults - South Cumbria

Our community mental health assessment and recovery services for adults are designed to meet the needs of people with severe and enduring mental health conditions. For example, this could include:

  • depression which is difficult to treat, reoccurs or has a significant impact upon your ability to get on with daily tasks
  • personality disorders
  • specific disorders such as severe obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias and severe anxiety
  • people with a dual diagnosis such as learning disability or eating disorder together with a mental health problem

Community Mental Health Team (Adult)

The CMHT currently performs two functions. The main function of the team is to support service users who require a multi-disciplinary approach under the Care Programme Approach (CPA).

First Step - South Cumbria

First Step provides free, talking therapies to adults (18+) in Cumbria. First Step can help with a range of common mental health problems including mild to moderate depression, anxiety disorders (such as chronic worry, panic attacks, health anxiety and obsessions), mild bulimia, anger or sleep problems.

Home Treatment Teams (HTT)

These were originally called Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Teams (CRHTT). Home Treatment Team supports people living in the community, aged 16 years old or above who have moderate to complex or serious mental health problems Pan Lancs The teams has various functions including assessment, gate keeping and a home treatment function as an alternative to admission. This also includes facilitating early discharge from hospital.

Inpatient Care Service - Blackpool (The Harbour) and North Lancashire (The Orchard)

The inpatient mental health units in North Lancashire are sited in Blackpool and Lancaster, providing 24 hours care for patients of all ages.

Inpatient Care Service - Chorley & South Ribble

The inpatient mental health units for Chorley and South Ribble are sited in Blackpool, providing 24 hours care for patients in the range between the ages of 18-65 years.

Inpatient Care Service - East Lancashire

Adult Mental Health services provide individualised inpatient care across East Lancashire for people with severe and enduring mental health needs.

Inpatient Care Service - West Lancashire, Ormskirk Hospital

The Scarisbrick unit is based within the premises of Ormskirk District General Hospital; it provides care and treatment for adult service users who are showing signs and symptoms of acute functional mental illness. 

Lancashire Traumatic Stress Service

The Lancashire Traumatic Stress service was established in 2008. The remit of the service is to provide a specialist assessment and treatment service for individuals who experience a significant range of distressing symptoms following an event which they have found to be traumatic.

Learning Disabilities & Autism - South Cumbria

Services for adults with learning disabilities are delivered by a range of learning disability specialist professionals which include:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Speech and Language therapists
  • Registered Learning Disability Nurses
  • Support Staff

The team have extensive experience in the health needs of people who have a learning disability and the health inequalities they can face.

Liaison and Diversion Service

The Liaison and Diversion Service works within Secure Services within the Trust.  The service is commissioned in line with the National Liaison & Diversion Operational Model; and is an all age (10yrs onwards), all vulnerabilities model’. Liaison and Diversion intends to improve the health and justice outcomes for adults and young people who come into contact with the youth and criminal justice systems where a range of complex health and social care needs are identified as factors in their offending behaviour.

Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT)

To service A&E department and Medical Assessment Wards. 

Military Veterans Mental Health Services

We provide mental health support to ex-service personnel for conditions including depression, alcohol and substance misuse, anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mindsmatter - Talking Therapies

We are the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service part of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. We are a wellbeing service offering a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire.

Restart Social Inclusion Services

We are a social inclusion team. We support people who have a broad range of mental health difficulties to become more included in their local community.

Specialist Triage, Assessment and Referral Team (START)

This service was previously known as Single Point of Access. START provides functions, which include ongoing assessment, brief interventions and a Case Management function for some services users (SUs).