Mental Health and Homeless Team

Adult Mental Health Service provides a dedicated service for homeless individuals across the city of Manchester with a range of mental health needs who do not receive appropriate care for these needs, due to finding it difficult to engage or maintain contact with mainstream mental health services. 

We aim to:

  • Maintain a presence at sites such as hostels, GP surgeries, and homeless day centres
  • Provision of a drop in service within GP practices and day centres where assessments can be offered
  • Provision of clinical assessment and onward care plan development
  • Operating with existing multi-agency outreach teams (e.g. statutory and voluntary sector rough sleeping teams)
  • Making onward referrals to wider GMMH and mental health service as necessary
  • Making onward referrals into wider homeless system pathways

Liaise with community mental health teams and other services for clients who engage with drop-in; communicate to GMMH mental health teams any issues brought to us via homeless sector/drop-in service regarding individuals known to these services.

Referral Criteria 

  • Homeless:  i.e. rough sleeping, sofa surfing and temporary accommodation (if resident for less than 6 months).
  • Based in the city region of Manchester.
  • Aged 16 upwards.
  • Not currently involved in Mental Health Services (including in psychiatric hospital, CMHT, rehabilitation or with outpatients consultant).
  • Concern raised regarding mental health either by self, family or other agency.