Mental health care at home
The Guild provides mental health and psychiatric care in the community across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We work with clients to deliver private mental health care as well as with public sector representatives, such as local authorities, case managers and other health professionals, to ensure people get the care they need within the comfort of their own surroundings and can support from 4 hours to 24/7, for as long as you need us.
At the Guild, we recognise that mental illness affects each person uniquely, impacting their wellbeing and the lives of those around them. Our Mental Health Clinical Lead and Case Managers, who are also registered nurses, work closely with individuals, their families and the wider multidisciplinary team to match each person’s care to their needs. They are in regular contact with our specialist workers to ensure good communication throughout to provide stability, consistency and continuity of care to the service user.
We focus on person-centred care with flexible and tailored support, no matter how challenging the situation. We support people – physically and emotionally – in their own homes or in the community, helping them lead a fulfilling life as independently as possible.
Types of mental health care and support we provide
Our mental health nurses and healthcare assistants provide care to individuals with various mental health conditions, working closely with our clinical team to tailor support to each unique situation. They are confident in managing even the most challenging situations and help stabilise and maintain care packages, enabling them to provide the highest quality personalised care to all service users. Our services include:
- Crisis intervention
- Expert nurse-led support for complex or challenging situations
- Covering gaps in rotas, annual leave, or increased demand for support in your local area
- Enabling individuals to be safely discharged from hospital back to their community
- Compassionate and reliable private mental health care in the home
- Liaising with other healthcare professionals in the community to ensure best practice for the individual and to support with the transition to longer-term care providers
Who can we support?
Whether an individual requires one-to-one or four-to-one support, short-term, in an emergency, for respite, or for longer term, we’ll put the right team in place to ensure dependable care is provided while maintaining the safety of service users, others and their families. We can provide support for:
- Local authorities – we can support individuals in challenging circumstances, often where the service user or their family are in crisis or their current care provision has broken down or is no longer suitable
- Social workers – we can support with care packages or respite, liaising with community nursing teams or multidisciplinary teams to ensure supportive and effective communication for the service user and their family
- Case managers – as an interim care provision until the individual’s care package is complete, our expert team can provide the support that is needed
- Hospital discharge coordinators – we enable individuals who do not need to be in hospital to return home and receive care in the community
- Service users and their families – we’re able to arrange private mental health care at home from mental health nurses and healthcare assistants you can trust, giving you peace of mind
- Care providers, including nursing and care agencies – our reliable, experienced nurses and healthcare assistants can bridge the gap while you find permanent workers
What makes our mental health nurses different?
We understand that standards of mental health care cannot be compromised, even when shifts are last-minute, or nurses are needed in difficult circumstances. Some of the qualities that set our nurses apart are:
- Adaptability to work in different situations and settings, both in hospitals and communities
- Availability to cover either one-off shifts, or provide longer-term, temporary shift cover
- Going above and beyond what is expected to ensure the best possible mental health care is delivered
- The ability to effectively assess risk and manage service users with extreme behaviours of distress
- The ability to work independently or as part of a team, depending on the needs of the service user, whilst working closely with our clinical team and MDT
- Willingness to travel and support clients when no one else can – even in remote locations
Whenever we receive a request for our mental health care services, whether it is for crisis intervention or one-to-one support, in conjunction with the MDT we carefully assess the situation to ensure we place nurses and healthcare assistants with the right skills and references to manage the service user’s needs. We also fully brief every person before they arrive. This means our nurses and healthcare assistants can begin delivering the most appropriate care immediately.
We have specialist mental health nurses and healthcare assistants in all parts of the country and are able to be deployed at very short notice.
The cost of mental health community care
The cost of mental health care depends on your individual needs and we’ll discuss your requirements and design a care package that fits. Our team is on hand to talk you through what’s involved to precisely find the level of care you require and we will always be transparent about our costs.
Mental health community care case study
An adult suffering from Schizophrenia was admitted to hospital following a decline in her mental health, marked by self-neglect, poor personal hygiene, refusal to eat, unkempt appearance and surroundings, and aggression towards others.
She had been in hospital for some time when the local authority reached out to the Guild for assistance in helping her reintegrate into the community before returning home. Working closely with the local authority and NHS staff, we provided skilled workers for a few shifts on the ward to introduce our workers and facilitate her initial community reconnection.
She engaged well with our workers and we continued to support her on a daily basis at home, reducing the hours of assistance as she stabilised.
Get in touch
Are you looking for specialist mental health care that’s safe and reliable? Or perhaps you need support with a care package? Do you need reliable and trustworthy private mental health care for yourself or a loved one? Our nurses are experts in mental health care, whatever the situation and whenever you need them.