Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space (MHCBS)

3. Make a referral

You can refer yourself for Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space, or one of the following people may make a referral on your behalf:

  • Your carer or representative
  • A mental health nurse
  • Your GP or other healthcare professional
  • A social worker or an approved mental health professional (AMHP)
  • Your care coordinator
  • An independent mental health advocate (IMHA)

Please complete this e-form to refer yourself or somebody else:

Make a Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space referral

Once you have submitted the online referral form, the next steps are:

  • A referral is made to Lancashire County Council.
  • An approved mental health professional (AMHP) will check whether you are receiving mental health crisis treatment.
  • If you are eligible, the AMHP will┬ásend an application to an approved debt adviser.
  • The Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space will start the day after the debt adviser receives the application form.
  • Every 20-30 days the debt adviser will check whether you are still receiving crisis treatment.
  • Once the crisis treatment has ended, the Breathing Space will end 30 days after the treatment finished.
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