Stockport home treatment team offers short-term mental health support to people aged 16+ in their own homes.

Our team has a consultant psychiatrist, mental health nurses, social workers, support workers and an occupational therapist.

We can provide intensive support as an alternative to hospital admission, or can facilitate early discharge if you are already in hospital.

Alternatively, we can offer brief intervention if you're in a mental health crisis.

We work closely with our consultant psychiatrist and community mental health teams. As part of your care, you may be referred or signposted to alternative services to address longer-term needs.


When hospitalisation is identified as an option, gatekeeping should be absolute and extended to the service user. The least restrictive option should always be considered. All service users at risk of hospitalisation should be considered to receive treatment within their own homes, where they tend to get better, quicker.

The role of the gatekeeper is: 

  • To identify if the service user is appropriate for the acute care pathway.
  • If appropriate, to determine the setting (home treatment team or admission).
  • If the referral does not meet the threshold for the acute care pathway, to advise the referrer of alternative support.

The gatekeeper needs to determine: 

  • Is the person in crisis?
  • What is a crisis?
  • Do they have acute mental health needs?
  • Have all other options been exhausted?
  • Have other teams currently involved escalated to the limits of their resources?


If you are open to the Home Treatment Team and you require support, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 716 5825. If you have been discharged from the team, you could contact your GP or any other professional involved in your care. Alternatively, you could contact any of the follow helplines:

Pennine Care Mental Health Helpline (Freephone 24/7) 0800 014 9995

Samaritans (Freephone 24/7) 116 123

Shout Crisis Textline Text SHOUT to 85258 (Free 24/7)

SANEline 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm)

Papyrus email (9.00am – 12.00am) 0800 068 4141 or Text: 07860039967

CALM support for men 0800 58 58 58 (5pm – midnight)

Open Door (Stockport) 0800 138 7276 

As a carer you will be offered the opportunity and time to discuss your concerns with a member of our team. You can always contact us and provide information that you feel is important. The information that you provide is very valuable to us and helps inform our assessment and treatment.

If a service user gives us permission to share information, then we can share all aspects of treatment and care. However, if a service user does not give permission to share information we are bound by laws of confidentiality. We will then only be able to share generalised information about our team, mental health illness and treatment in general. At times a service user may give us permission to share only specific information that is important to their care. If at any times we assess that there is an immediate risk to the service user, then we may in these instances break confidentiality. We always encourage service users to give permission to share information with carers, as we value the important role that they play in the service user’s care, but unfortunately when people are unwell, they sometimes wish to withhold information.

We will always ensure you have the necessary information of what to do in a crisis.

Carers play an essential role in helping those they care for stay well or get better. They provide a vital source of practical and emotional care and support that is often invaluable. Stockport HTT is committed to the role of carers, and follows the six key standards of the Triangle of Care.


Helpful contacts

As a carer you have the right to an assessment of your needs and a care plan. We will offer you a referral to Mind who will undertake this on our behalf.


Stockport Mind Mental Health Carers Support Service

A service to provide confidential, impartial information, support and advice to mental health carers.

Stockport MIND, Dove House, Union Street, Stockport, SK1 3NP  Tel: 0161 475 6229


Signpost Stockport for Carers

An independent local charity supporting Stockport carers.

The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Road, Stockport, SK4 3LD Tel: 0161 442 0442


Carers UK -

Carers Trust ​​​​​​​-