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Crisis resolution and home treatment crht teams provide intensive support at home for individuals experiencing an acute mental health crisis they aim to reduce both the number and length of hospital admissions and to ease the pressure on inpatient units. Crisis resolution and home treatment crht teams can support you if you have a mental health crisis outside of hospital theyre often called crisis teams for short although you might find your local service is called something different. Adult crisis and home treatment teams every area in england will have a 24 7 mental health crisis service by 2021 every service will be open access by 2021 meaning that people and families can self refer including those who are not already known to services. Crisis resolution and home treatment teams have been introduced throughout england as part of a transformation of the community mental healthcare system they aim to assess all patients being considered for acute hospital admission to offer intensive home treatment rather than hospital admission if feasible and to facilitate early discharge from hospital. Crisis resolution home treatment crht teams help people though short term mental health crises by providing intensive treatment and support outside hospital ideally in their own homes used appropriately and safely crht brings clinical benefits and increased patient satisfaction