The Core Study



Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health: Crisis Resolution (2001)

The CRT accepts referrals from all sources

In the UK, most referrals will come from GPs, community mental health teams (CMHTs) / social services and from hospital A&E departments. A smaller number of referrals will come from other sources such as hospital inpatient units, police, voluntary  organisations, emergency duty teams and private psychiatrists. An obvious advantage in direct self-referral by clients previously known to the service is that it is reassuring and quick. The disadvantage would be in inappropriate self-referrals being made by clients and or carers. (p.16)