Who can make a referral?
Referrals can be made by any health and social care professional, for example, GP, social worker, psychiatrist, health trainer, health visitor, midwife or counsellor, and professionals working in schools. Referrals for Acute Support can be made by A&E, CMHT workers, First Response, Early Intervention, Home Treatment and CAMHS.
Roshni Ghar will then contact the client and arrange to meet them. At the initial meeting we will complete a needs assessment to identify appropriate support. We keep health professionals updated on a regular basis to make sure that women get the best support.
What happens after my referral?
Once a referral is received you will be contacted by a Roshni Ghar Mental Health Wellbeing worker – this is usually within a week. An initial assessment will be conducted to understand the issues clients face (i.e. any potential ﬁnancial, domestic, bereavement, and/or employment stressors) and how Roshni Ghar can best support them. Clients then receive 6 weekly/monthly 1:1 support sessions where they can explore issues impacting their mental health in a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental setting. There is no limit to what can be discussed as the sessions are client-led and happen at a pace the client is comfortable with.
After the 1:1 support, clients are encouraged to attend weekly wellbeing support groups, as part of their ongoing recovery and to promote positive wellbeing, clients are encouraged to manage their wellbeing through selfcare, with a focus on relapse prevention.