Below you can view information aimed at health professionals and other professionals working with our services to support you to make appropriate referrals to our services in Warrington. This page provides information to help you reach a decision as to whether our service is right for your patient or client and how to make a referral so they can begin accessing support.

If you have any further questions about any of the services below, either visit the service's page on our website (linked below under each service section) or contact the team using the telephone numbers provided.

Halton and Warrington Baby and Infant Bonding Support 

Halton and Warrington Baby and Infant Bonding Support (BIBS) service offers parent-infant psychotherapy to support parents where there are concerns about bonding and the early parent-infant relationship.

To access support, the parent must be pregnant or have a baby under six months at the time of referral and be registered with a GP in Halton on Warrington. 

Referrals need to be made via any health professional working with the parent, such as a health visitor, midwife, family nurse or GP. Download our referral form.

We welcome telephone enquiries to discuss suitability prior to referral. Please call us on 01928 568 162 if you would like to arrange this.

In addition to the clinical support we provide to families, we will be offering training and consultation to professionals locally. Please contact us directly for more information about this. 

Visit the service page for more information.

Accident and Emergency Liaison Service

Our Accident and Emergency (A&E) Liaison Service team work within the A&E department at Warrington Hospital. They are here to support people who attend A&E with mental health problems. This may be because they are experiencing a mental health crisis or because they have self-harmed and need urgent medical attention.The team also provides support, advice and training for hospital staff to enable them to better support patients who have mental health problems and they can signpost and refer patients onto other local services that can help meet their mental health needs. As the team responds directly to the needs of patients attending A&E, you can't refer patients to service.

You can contact the team on 01925 635 911.

Visit the service page for more information.

Assessment Team

Our Assessment Team provides specialist assessment, advice and signposting for adults with moderate to severe symptoms of mental illness such as severe depression and anxiety, as well as conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

You can contact the team directly for advice or to make a referral on 01925 666 647 (from 8am to 8pm) or 01925 664000 (from 8pm to 8am).

We have developed a single electronic referral form for both the adults’ mental health Assessment Team and the Later Life and Memory Service in Warrington. The form is an electronic PDF with editable text boxes so you can type the information directly into the form fields. Once the form is complete, simply press the ‘submit’ button and it will open up an email with the form attached. 

Please can you ensure all referrals are now sent to the teams electronically via the PDF referral form, rather than via fax. 

All our assessment teams have implemented a robust telephone triage system, using NICE recommended clinical rating scales to ensure routine referrals are directed to the most appropriate service by our assessment teams, and to enable the teams to redirect those referrals not requiring a secondary mental health assessment or intervention. The new triage system means patients who do need to be seen by secondary services can be offered a face-to-face assessment appointment more quickly and patients requiring lower level interventions and assessments can be signposted to the appropriate primary care and third sector services in a timelier manner too.

Visit the service page for more information.

Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

Our Early Intervention in Psychosis Service supports people age 14 to 65 who are experiencing first episode of psychosis.Signs and symptoms that your patient may be experiencing psychosis include: feeling like people are watching you; seeing or hearing things that others cannot; unusual beliefs; unusual manner or thinking or speech; and ideas of reference.If you are concerned about one or more of the above symptoms, refer your patient to the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service for assessment. If there is an immediate risk out of hours (after 5pm Monday to Friday, weekends and bank holidays), please refer the patient to Warrington Assessment Team.

You can contact the team directly for advice on 0151 422 6826.

Visit the service page for more information.

Home Treatment Team

Our Home Treatment Team provides intensive community-based support for adults with severe and complex mental health problems to prevent the need for admission to hospital. Referrals to the Home Treatment Team must be made by one of our community mental health teams and should be directed to the Assessment Team in the first instance, rather than to the Home Treatment Team.

You can contact the team for advice on 01925 664 811.

Visit the service page for more information.

Adults' inpatient Services

We provide mental health inpatient services for adults in Warrington, based at Hollins Park Hospital in Winwick. Our male inpatient ward is called Austen Ward and our female inpatient ward is called Sheridan Ward.If you feel your patient requires inpatient mental health support, please make a referral to our Assessment Team in the first instance, who will be able to assess the individual and if appropriate, make a referral for them to our inpatient services.

You can contact Austen Ward on 01925 664 130 and Weaver Ward on 01925 664 128.

Visit the service page for more information.

Recovery Team

Our Recovery Team provides community-based services for adults with long-term mental health problems in Warrington. The service is goal-focused and supports people to live their lives well with their mental health condition. Referrals to our Recovery Team should be directed to our Assessment Team in the first instance, who will be able to assess the individual and if appropriate, make a referral for them to our Recovery Team.

You can contact the service on 01925 666 660.

Visit the service page for more information.

Specialist Perinatal Service

Our Specialist Perinatal Service works with women with mental health problems in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington, who:

  • Are thinking about or planning to have a baby
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a baby who is 12-months-old or younger

We can help with:

1. Preconception advice

2. One-to-one assessment and support

3. Phone consultation and advice for health professionals.

View our one-page guide to our service for health professionals, for more information about how we can help. 

Referrals for one-to-one support and preconception appointments can be made by contacting us directly for discussion in the first instance, or by usual the referral route through your local mental health assessment team.

You can contact the team on 01925 275 303 from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. 

Visit the service page for more information.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

We provide child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) for children and young people up to the age of 18 in Warrington, in partnership with Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group, Warrington Borough Council and other local providers. We provide assessment, treatment and signposting for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We have recently co-developed a new service model for our CAMHS services in Warrington, in partnership with children and young people and other local organisations. 

We are moving away from the traditional tiered service model to a THRIVE model - a national model based on needs of young people, rather than severity or diagnosis, and the support or evidence-based treatment they need to thrive and enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing.

All referrals to our CAMHS services from professionals should be directed to our CAMHS Assessment and Response Team. Download the CAMHS referral form or call the CAMHS advice line (from 9am to 5pm) on 01925 575 904.

Visit the service page for more information. 

Children and Young People's Community Eating Disorder Service

Our Young People's Community Eating Disorder Service in Warrington, Halton, Knowsley and St Helens provides assessment, treatment and support for young people with eating disorders and their families. We deliver the service in partnership with St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and leading national eating disorder charity Beat.

Initial consultant-led multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessments will be held at Knowsley Resource and Recovery Centre at Whiston Hospital. Young people and families will then be able to attend their regular appointments with our team at a venue closer to home.

To meet the service referral criteria, patients must be 8 to 18-years-old and live in Warrington. You can use the SCOFF questionnaire screening tool to help determine whether your patient would benefit from a referral to the service. 

Referrals for patients with a suspected eating disorder should be directed via e-referral. We also accept self-referrals from service users and families via an electronic form on our website. 

Visit the service page for more information or call the team on 0151 430 1321.

Memory inpatient services (Rydal Unit and Kingsley Ward)

We provide inpatient services for people age 65 and over who have memory problems such as dementia, who can no longer be supported in the community and require specialist inpatient support. Our three wards have been specially designed to meet the needs of people with memory problems and are based in Knowsley and Warrington. The wards are available for people living in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington. 

Visit the service page for more information.

Older People's Community Mental Health Team

We support people age 65 and over who have mental health problems and people of any age with a diagnosis of dementia. We can also provide assessment and diagnosis for people who are experiencing problems with their memory. You can contact the team directly on 01925 664 041

We have developed a single electronic referral form for both the adults’ mental health Assessment Team and the Later Life and Memory Service in Warrington. The form is an electronic PDF with editable text boxes so you can type the information directly into the form fields. Once the form is complete, simply press the ‘submit’ button and it will open up an email with the form attached. 

Please can you ensure all LLAMS referrals are now sent to the teams electronically via the PDF referral form, rather than via fax. 

Visit the service page for more information.

Learning Disability Community Team

Our Learning Disability Community Team is a multi-professional service staffed by nurses, allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and a consultant psychiatrist. The services specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals who present with autistic spectrum disorder and learning disabilities.

Our service runs from 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday and we are based at Hollins Park Hospital in Winwick.

You can contact the team directly on 01744 457 278.

Visit the service page for more information.