Leeds OASIS – Occupying A Space In Safety
Leeds OASIS is a new option in the existing LYPFT crisis pathway, offering an alternative to hospital admission for those that do not necessarily need a bed on an acute ward and for whom a homely environment may be more beneficial. The service is a partnership between LSLCS, Touchstone and LYPFT, launched July 2021. The Leeds OASIS service provides a homely environment, similar to existing crisis services at Dial House and the Well Bean cafes, providing person-centred therapeutic support and employing trauma-informed practice.
What OASIS offers
Individuals will be able to access the service from three to seven days according to their needs. OASIS has the capacity of six private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Each bedroom has a safe for personal possessions of value and medication. There are a further four allocated day visitor sessions from 10am to 9pm – this is to accommodate visitors that may have commitments that prevent them from using our overnight facilities, such as childcare or pets.
Leeds OASIS provides an accessible, relaxed, homely and therapeutic feel within its walls. Guests and visitors can relax with the residents and CSW in our social areas – the lounge and conservatory. Our guests/visitors enjoy playing games, taking part in art and crafting activities and supportive chats.
OASIS have a well-equipped, social kitchen that is used to cook meals for the home as and when required. Individuals are responsible for making their own meals although CSW and guests routinely cook meals for the whole house to enjoy. Guests and visitors enjoy impromptu baking sessions throughout their stay
Within the large gardens we have a heated smoking shelter. We have a lovely garden with comfortable garden furniture positioned in the shade of our fruit trees. We have gardening sessions, where we are growing vegetables and flowers in our raised beds.
OASIS has a private, confidential space that is designed for therapeutic one-to-one session with CSW as well as designated ISS and CRISS workers, called the Nest.
Leeds OASIS is staffed 24/7 with Crisis Specialist Workers. They support the needs of the guests and visitors in a therapeutic way throughout their crisis, helping them to potentially manage future episodes of crisis. Throughout their stay, guests and visitors will have a mandatory daily check in and a one-to-one optional support with one of our CSWs. In addition to the support within OASIS, an allocated worker from one of the home-based treatment teams of LYPFT (IHTT/CRISS) will also have daily contact with the guest/visitor. This will ensure that our guests get additional support throughout their stay as well as facilitates joined-up care after the guest/visitor leaves OASIS.
Access to the service
Please note that OASIS is not open to self-referral.
- Anyone with an existing crisis referral with CRISS or IHTT could be considered, with CRISS deciding if a referral to OASIS is appropriate.
- Those already with secondary mental health services (CMHT, Aspire, PDCN and AOT) should contact CRISS to discuss.
- Anyone not with secondary mental health services may be referred to SPA for an urgent assessment, of which the OASIS service may be an option.
Criteria for using the service:
- Over 18 years of age
- A resident in Leeds
- In crisis
- Able to be in a mixed-gender, shared living environment with others
- Able to consent and accept a referral to the Crisis House
- Not requiring detention under Mental Health Act 1983 but may otherwise be considered for hospital admission
- May include people with dual diagnosis, LD and/or autism, whose crisis needs relate to their mental health
For more information, please visit www.leedsoasis.com