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Our Vision

Within Adult Mental Health Social Care our vision is to promote recovery, to enable people's independence and wellbeing, through personalised care and support that focuses upon their strengths, the outcomes they want to achieve and enables choice and control.

Our Service

Team Composition and remit with 4 key areas of delivery:

  1. Community Engagement (including Woodside Day Service)
  2. 18-40
  3. 40+
  4. AMHP Hub

Community Engagement is primarily a preventative service identifying asset-based structures connecting people to communities this includes Woodside Mental Health Day Service. Community Engagement also houses the duty function and triages incoming referrals into the service – (signposting, undertaking urgent and short interventions before passing to the appropriate teams (18-40/40+) or closure.

The mental health teams (18-40 and 40+) will work with individuals who have been assessed (Care Act Section 9(4)) by the community engagement team and deemed to be appropriate for mental health community social care services or who are already under secondary mental health services and require social care support. The team aims to provide therapeutic social care interventions and will actively promote/utilise least restrictive recovery options. The teams work with people under the Care Act, determine eligible needs, develop support plans, risk assessments and undertake Mental Capacity Assessments. The teams prepare social circumstances reports and facilitate reports for tribunals; provide discharge planning for generic and mental health wards and undertake Safeguarding enquires.

The Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) Service is responsible for undertaking assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Five Key Areas

  • Enabling citizens to access the statutory social care and social work services and advice to which they are entitled, discharging the legal duties, and promoting the personalised social care and recovery ethos of the local authority
  • Promoting recovery and social inclusion with individuals and families
  • Intervening and showing professional leadership and skill in situations characterised by high levels of social, family, and interpersonal complexity, risk, and ambiguity
  • Working co-productively and innovatively with local communities to support community capacity, personal and family resilience, earlier intervention, and active citizenship
  • Leading the Approved Mental Health Professional workforce