The Specialist Team within Forward Leeds is made up of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurse Specialists, Therapists, Specialist Midwives, a Specialist Health Visitor, Non-Medical Prescribers, & Associate Practitioners. They are based at the Armley, Kirkgate and Irford House hubs, as well as in the hospitals in Leeds.
The team's role within Forward Leeds is to provide specialist assessment and interventions for individuals with alcohol &/or drug problems who have additional complex needs.
The team specialises in the following areas:
- Mental Health
- Alcohol or drug-related health problems requiring hospitalisation
And offers a variety of interventions, such as:
- Mental Health assessments & diagnosis
- Psychological Therapies & Interventions
- Parenting Assessment & Parenting Skills
- Co-ordination of Care
- Specialist Prescribing
The team also coordinate the Leeds Dual Diagnosis Network
On World Mental Health Day 2017 Natalie a Mental Health Nurse at Forward Leeds recorded a short video.
In the video Natalie talks about the services that we offer to those coming into our service for help with a combination of substance and mental health issues.