Factsheet: Midlothian Adult Community Mental Health Services – NHS Lothian + Voluntary Sector

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Joint Mental Health Team (JMHT)
The Psychological Therapies Service
Orchard Centre Services (Health in Mind)

Midlothian Early Intervention Crisis Response Service
Guided Self Help
Midlothian Active Choices
Midlothian Healthy Reading Service
Acute and Rehabilitation for Adult Mental Health Services
Specialist Services for Adult Mental Health
Other Related Mental Health Services Provided by NHS Lothian

Introduction

This factsheet provides basic information on different mental health services in Midlothian provided by NHS Lothian and the voluntary sector. Within Midlothian, the mental health services are provided by Midlothian Community Health Partnership (CHP), which is part of NHS Lothian.

Midlothian CHP manages community health services across the county and aims to help improve health and address health inequalities. For information on the Midlothian Mental Health Strategy please click here.


The Joint Mental Health Team (JMHT)

The JMHT consists the Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT) and  the Continued Recovery Team (CRT) and has links with the Psychological Therapies Service (PTS) and the Substance Misuse Team (SMS).

 

The Psychological Therapies Service

The Psychological Therapies Service is a multidisiplinary team which specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of people who have problems related to mental health.

Orchard Centre Services (Health in Mind)

The Orchard Centre offers a range of support to adults with mental health problems living in Midlothian. These include a day and early intervention service providing support, activities, groups, therapies and support from home, a community based support service and an early intervention mental health crisis response service. You can phone the Orchard Centre or call in if you have a non-medical crisis. An experienced staff member will listen to you and offer help or advice if needed.

The Orchard Centre
14 Lothian Street
Bonnyrigg
is open:
9.30am – 9.30pm Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri
12.30am – 9.30pm Tuesday
10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Contact 0131 663 1616 or call in to arrange a time to meet with a staff member to register.

Midlothian Early Intervention Crisis Response Service

Midlothian Early Intervention Crisis Response Service is a community based support for people in Midlothian who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Phone: 0131 663 5533

The phone line opening hours are:

Monday to Friday 4pm – 10pm
Saturday / Sunday 10am – 4pm

Guided Self Help

NHS Lothian and Health in Mind are currently piloting Guided Self Help across Edinburgh and Midlothain. The service is run by trained Guided Self Help Workers with knowledge of self help materials. The Workers can introduce you to and supply you with self-help materials which you can work through on your own. These materials are designed to help you understand and address your problems independently.

For futher information on Guided Self Help please click here.

Midlothian Active Choices

Midlothain Active Choices is a GP Exercise referral Scheme run by the NHS and Midlothian Council. Their aim is to provide a Physical Activity Referral Scheme for adults in Nmidlothain who are currently sedentary and suffering from mild/moderate mental health conditions (anxiety and or depression) and or weight management problems (BMI>30).

For further information on Midlothian Active Choices please click here.

Midlothian Healthy Reading Service

Midlothian Healthy Reading Service provides access to a range of recommended self help resources through the local libraries and the Orchard centre in Midlothian.

For further information on Midlothian Healthy Reading Service please click here.

Acute and Rehabilitation for Adult Mental Health Services

In-patient care for adults is provided at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside and Park Cottage in Newtongrange.  Access to these services is managed through the Community Mental Health Services.

Specialist in-patient services for older adults (65+) will be provided at the new Midlothian Community Hospital

Specialist Services for Adult Mental Health

NHS Lothian provide a number of specialist services for people with particular needs in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The service is accessed through referral from your GP or other Health & Social Care professional.

  • Rehabilitation and continuing care services based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside
  • Services for People with Eating Disorders; the Cullen Centre based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside
  • Services for people experiencing post traumatic stress disorder/trauma; the River Centre based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside
  • Psychotherapy Service based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside
  • Perinatal Mental Health Services with a Mother and baby Unit at St John’s Hospital, West Lothian.
  • Forensic services for mentally disordered offenders based at the Orchard Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside.
  • Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET) based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital
  • Acute Liaison Psychiatry at the Royal Infirmary Hospital and Western General Hospital.

Other Related Mental Health Services Provided by NHS Lothian

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (under 18 years old)
  • Older People with Mental Health Problems (65 and over)
  • People with Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Problems/Neuro Psychiatry Services
  • People with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Problems

There are a number of counselling services directly provided or funded by NHS Lothian, to find out if there is one in your area, please contact your local GP and/or your Primary Care Mental Health Team.

 

External websites related to Midlothian Adult Community Mental Health Services – NHS Lothian + Voluntary Sector

These web sites may be useful. Please note that we are not responsible for external sites; if you find any broken links or inappropriate content please report it to the site administrators using the feedback page.

  • NHS Lothian Site
    NHS Lothian Website
  • NHS24
    NHS24 is an online and telephone based service, offering comprehensive health information to people in Scotland. If you are ill and your usual NHS service / GP is closed, call NHS 24 free on 111. However, if you think someone’s life is in danger and you need an ambulance, always dial 999. When you call NHS 24, you will be asked about your location and your reason for contacting the service. This will be used to direct your call to a suitable health professional, such as a nurse, pharmacist or dental nurse. They will talk to you about your symptoms and tell you what care they think you need. They might suggest that you treat yourself at home, that you see a doctor or another health professional or, in some cases, they might call an ambulance for you.  NHS 24 also provides a number of useful tools to help you manage your health and find health services in your area through the NHS inform website. On the NHS inform website you can access:
    • information on illnesses and conditions, healthy living, tests and treatments and care, support and rights
    • a self-help guide that allows symptoms to be checked against causes and conditions
    • a directory of local health services including pharmacies, GP's and hospitals
       

Phonelines Related to Midlothian Adult Community Mental Health Services – NHS Lothian + Voluntary Sector

  • NHS24

    08454242424

    NHS 24, medical helpline

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