Mental health and crisis intervention

27 MAY

This activity is best explained by some general examples of the activities a charity may undertake within this category. The examples are not an exhaustive list. They are presented as a guide. A charity’s experience or interpretation of the category may be different. See Charity Activities.

Mental health and crisis intervention

Psychiatric hospitals – Inpatient care and treatment for the mentally ill.

Example: a residential unit provides treatment for people with severe mental illness.

Mental health treatment – Outpatient treatment for mentally ill patients; includes community mental health centres and halfway homes.

Example: an organisation provides counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy to treat individuals with mental illness.

Crisis intervention – Outpatient services and counselling in acute mental health situations; includes suicide prevention and support to victims of assault and abuse.

Example: an organisation provides counselling to support people who are experiencing domestic abuse.


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