The service is for people who live in Gateshead and South Tyneside and who are currently under the care of specialist mental health services. The Team reflect the general trend for seeing people with specific needs across a wide age range.
The Team will accept appropriate referrals where duration/severity do not warrant intervention by primary care services (Mental Health Cluster levels 4 and above where condition has significant risk remaining to be managed).
The role of the RTS Team is to provide both long term condition management and a specific bridging service for people who have required longer term involvement but who have now reached a point in their recovery where it is appropriate to discharge to Primary Care Services to be managed by their GP (where they receive on-going medication and treatment).
How to get Referred
Via Community Treatment Team or Consultant Psychiatrist