Cannock 24hr Supported Intervention
Brendan House in Cannock is a short term 24 hour Supported Intervention Service. We offer a safe place and sanctuary to people in mental health distress for whom a hospital admission is neither wanted or needed.
Our service is for individuals in the South Staffordshire area. We provide accommodation for a short period of a three day placement for those with mild to medium mental health problems, who are experiencing a mental health crisis which requires a safe and supportive place to stay to avoid admission to hospital or A&E
How we help
We offer support in a non medical setting for a short period of up to three nights to engender personal recovery for individuals to move forward in their lives. We provide a more appropriate option to acute hospital inpatient admission for individuals who cannot stay at their own address, but whose distress can be managed without hospital intervention.
We work in partnership with other services which promote the well being and recovery of the individual.
We provide individualised support, enabling people to feel empowered and offering support by way of the recovery star, self management strategies and opportunities to learn a range of coping/life skills.
We encourage residents to get involved with our service by holding regular open days and giving them opportunities to get involved in peer support outside of Brendan House.
Who we can help
Referrals are welcomed from a wide range of sources including qualified mental health professionals, care co-ordinators, GPs, social workers, emergency teams and community based day service managers.
An up to date care plan and 48 hour risk assessment must be submitted with the application before admission. Brendan House is funded by the local NHS.
Initial referral must be made by a lead professional, thereafter a person may self refer for up to three additional occasions within any six month period.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.