The Bromley Day Treatment Service (DTS) is provided by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. We offer a specialist service which is an alternative to inpatient admission and provides therapeutic continuity for people leaving hospital.
Service users referred to our service will either be experiencing an acute mental health crisis in the community or will be an inpatient on the acute wards at Green Parks House. Referrals to our service therefore come via the Home Treatment Team, the Psychiatric Liaison Team and the ward multi-disciplinary teams.
DTS offers up to 8 weeks of therapeutic interventions incorporating on-going assessment, key working and group interventions which enable service users to develop coping strategies, make positive lifestyle choices and gain a greater understanding of their mental health problems and how to promote wellbeing. For people joining the programme as inpatients, these groups and one-to-one sessions support and span their transition out of hospital.
DTS also provides a SUN Service (Service User Network) which is a network of group members who work alongside facilitators to receive crisis support, information, practical advice and coping skills in Bromley Town Centre. SUN offers lifelong access to SUN Service Users as and when they find themselves in a crisis.
Our work is characterised by multidisciplinary collaboration, continuity of care, strong links with other services and opportunities for service users to support and give hope to each other. Specifically:
Our advice is to:
"Thank you for your support and understanding. I would not have got through those last few months without your help. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers." – Service User
"Thank you for your kindness, compassion and professionalism [and] for helping me to lay a good foundation for living well." – Service User
"I used to be an inpatient, then I did the DTS programme and now I have returned to the team to work as a paid Lived Experience Practitioner. I am thoroughly enjoying my work and I am happy for other service users to benefit from my experience and recovery." – Staff Member