The Access Team is the single point of contact and access for all North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust services.
The Access Team provides 24/7 cover for all mental health and learning disability services across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.
The Team provides the following:
- Qualified health and social care staff who work together to provide assessment, advice and sign-posting to support recovery and promote well-being
- Support for individuals and referrers to assist them to get access to the right services
- Support for people with mental health illness who are experiencing difficulties when the stability of their mental health has been interrupted by crisis.
The team operates an open referral system which means, if you are concerned about your mental health or that of someone you care for, you can contact the Team directly.
The team also takes referrals from other professional groups, such as General Practitioners, Health Visitors, A&E and Police.
If you are unable to utilise telephone or email communication, you can text the Access Team on 07834 172198 (mobex: 61954) and the team will respond as soon as possible (please note: this text service is available during the normal service hours and is charged at your network provider's rate).