If you find yourself in the Accident & Emergency department at the hospital, you might meet our mental health liaison team.

We’re based at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital (DPoW) in Grimsby and may be involved in your care if DPoW staff are worried about your mental health.

Working in A&E, we offer support if you need medical intervention after considering or acting on thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Alternatively, you might be experiencing a mental health emergency at the hospital.

We also work across other wards to provide triage, assessment and signposting if you have existing medical issues but have developed mental health problems during your admission too. This includes older people diagnosed with, or suspected to be experiencing, dementia or delirium.

After DPoW discharge you, we work with other services and agencies – both inside NAViGO and elsewhere in North East Lincolnshire – to make sure you carry on receiving the care you need to look after your mental health.


How do I contact the mental health liaison team?

Hospital staff will contact the mental health liaison team if they are concerned for your welfare. If you’re at DPoW and would like to speak to the team, please speak to the doctors or nurses looking after you.

The mental health liaison team work from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

If you’re in a mental health crisis and need urgent help, call the Single Point of Access on (01472) 256256 and select option 3. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Alternatively, you can call NHS 111 free from a landline or mobile phone.