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Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Liaison

Our Mission:

We will provide an integrated interface, all hours of the day, to ensure that all people in St Mary’s Hospital with mental health or learning disability needs receive timely, person centred assessments, adjustments and advice. 

Who is Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Liaison (MH&LD Liaison)?

We are a team of trained mental health and learning disability practitioners and assistants that offer a wide range of knowledge, skills and advice to support people of all ages with MH&LD when in A&E, inpatients on the wards and the acute hospital site.

Description of Service:

We are developing a 24/7 all age Integrated MH&LD Liaison Service supporting people attending St Mary’s Hospital.

The MH&LD Liaison Service specialises in the interface between the acute hospital services and MH&LD Services.

We ensure timely MH&LD need assessments are undertaken; developing care plans and adjustments with the person, their supporters and their care teams.

The team aims to reduce the length of stay for people with MH&LD needs, reduce frequent attendances and to proactively bridge the gap between MH&LD and physical health.

We offer support to people being cared for in St Mary’s Hospital who may be experiencing:

  • Suicidal thoughts / ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alcohol and drug related issues with our Inclusion Nurse, Kerry
  • Health Anxiety
  • General Anxiety (GAD)
  • Ongoing low mood and thoughts
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bereavement
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities

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