Leeds OASIS is a new option in the existing LYPFT crisis pathway, offering an alternative to hospital admission for those that do not necessarily need a bed on an acute ward and for whom a homely environment may be more beneficial. The service is a partnership between LSLCS, Touchstone and LYPFT, launched July 2021.
The Leeds OASIS service provides a homely environment, similar to existing third sector crisis services such as Dial House and the Well-Bean cafes, providing Person-Centred therapeutic support and employing Trauma Informed Practice.
Individuals will be able to access the service for up to seven days; this could be overnight or daytime only for those with commitments, such as children or pets. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and a safe for medication.
The service is staffed by Crisis Specialist Workers who can support the individual during their crisis to prevent further escalation and explore ways to manage future episodes of crisis. Anyone accessing the service will have an allocated worker from one of the home based treatment teams of LYPFT (IHTT/CRISS), who will be in daily contact with the individual and the OASIS team; in order to provide additional support during their stay and facilitate joined-up care.
Criteria for using the service:
- Over 18 years of age
- A resident in Leeds
- In crisis
- Able to be in a mixed-gender, shared living environment with others
- Able to consent and accept a referral to the Crisis House
- Not requiring detention under Mental Health Act 1983 but may otherwise be considered for hospital admission
- May include people with dual diagnosis, LD and/or autism, whose crisis needs relate to their mental health
- Anyone with an existing crisis referral with CRISS or IHTT could be considered, with CRISS deciding if a referral to OASIS is appropriate
- Those already with secondary mental health services (CMHT, Aspire, PDCN and AOT) should contact CRISS to discuss
- Anyone not with secondary mental health services may be referred to SPA for an urgent assessment, of which the OASIS service may be an option