Treatment and care in a crisis

Treatment and care in a crisis

If you have a crisis, you should be seen by a professional in a specialist service (either child and adolescent mental health services or an early intervention in psychosis service) within 4 hours. They should support you to stay at home rather than going into hospital if possible. The team may offer you treatment at home and should help you continue your daily activities, including education, work, volunteering and leisure activities.

If you self-harm, you should receive the treatment and support recommended by NICE. See the Other NICE guidance section for more details of NICE's advice on self‑harm.

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