Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT)

The Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT) offers a service for individuals who are experiencing mental health crisis / risk to the extent that the referrer feels they require an urgent mental health assessment.

Service Description

The assessment looks at the individuals immediate concerns / needs, and a plan of care is agreed. Assessments are tailored to include families / carer’s concerns, as well as the persons needs, utilising the recovery framework in which each individuals hopes strengths and skills would be considered.

The team work collaboratively with partnership agencies that may be better able to meet the individuals needs longer term.

Service Categories


Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Adults aged between 18 - 64, or those over 65 without a diagnosis of dementia.


Agency Referral

GP, NHS 24, emergency services,

Contact Info. & Service Address

Pencriag Building, Herdmanflat Hospital
EH41 3BU

Office Hours

8.00 am - 12.00 am 7 days a week.

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 536 8300

Provider's Name: NHS Lothian

Type: NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 536 8300

Office Hours

8.00 am – 12.00 am 7 days a week.

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