Introducing our Forensic Advice and Support Team (FAST)

 

Supporting optimistic futures across our communities… 

The aim of FAST is to help patients who have left a secure care setting, to make a smooth and safe transition into the community.  We support the best route to a home environment which encourages continued recovery and positive wellbeing.

We know there are challenges faced by patients who are preparing for life beyond secure settings, as well as concerns of public safety.  We pride ourselves on providing the right support, excellent communication, and joint working to manage transitions safely and effectively.

   FAST Team   FAST Team

Our aims…

  • Reduce admissions to secure settings
  • Reduce length of stay
  • Reduce recall or readmission
  • Improve access to services
  • Reduce inequalities
  • Deliver trauma-informed care
  • Support existing services

Meet the team…

We are a team of:

  • A forensic consultant
  • Psychologists and assistant psychologists
  • Clinical engagement workers
  • An advanced nurse practitioner
  • A team manager
  • A speech and language therapist
  • Peer support workers
  • Clinical practitioners

Together, we deliver outreach and liaison services.

How to refer...

We are a single point of access for support service. Please contact us via AFS.referrals@gmmh.nhs.uk

Referrals will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Referrers are required to provide a summary of the patient’s history, presenting concerns, any recent assessments and reason for referral.

If you have any questions, please contact our team manager, Janine McNamara on 0161 358 8181.

Please see our FAST booklet which includes our referral criteria.

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust