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Referrals to mental health crisis team up 50%

More than 1700 contacted service in 2020

Referrals to the crisis team within the Island's mental health service increased by more than 50% last year.

1721 people contacted the Crisis Response and Home Treatment Team in 2020, up from 1144 the previous year.

More than a quarter of cases remained open for in excess of two days, meaning those individuals were in receipt of home based treatment.

A further 78 were referred from the crisis team to the psychiatric inpatient service.

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