This page provides information for professionals only, if you are under the care of Mersey Care and need to speak to someone urgently or out of hours please call your mental health team or our switchboard on 0151 473 0303 who will be able to assist you.
If you're a GP wishing to make a referral to Mersey Care local mental health services please find all the information below.
We aim to offer simple referral routes that provide timely, quality assessments, over a 24 hour period, with senior clinicians leading local assessment teams.
Our assessment teams provide triage, assessment and signposting for new referrals.
The team you contact will depend on the location of your practice and the service you are contacting or referring into. We will do our best to make the referral process as straight forward as possible.
Referrals to High Secure services
Please contact referrals manager Tracy Evans
Tel 0151 471 2412
Write to - Tracy Evans, Referrals Manager, Ashworth Hospital, Parkbourn, Maghull, Merseyside L31 1HW
Referrals to Medium Secure services
Please contact referrals co-ordinator Teresa Colborn
Tel 0151 431 5116
Write to - Teresa Colborn, Referrals Co-ordinator, Scott Clinic, Rainhill Road, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 5BD.
Referrals to Low Secure services
Please contact outreach co-ordinator Dr Clare Brabbins.
Tel 0151 471 7944
Write to - Referrals, Rathbone Low Secure Unit, Mill Lane, Liverpool, L13 4AW.
We consider referrals from health and social care services, criminal justice agencies and third sector social care providers across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and South Cumbria.
Download the form PDF form.
Medium Secure, Low Secure and Step Down and Enhanced Service
Download the referral form.