Liaison Services

General Hospital Liaison

Our mental health specialists working in Surrey's five general hospitals to provide additional support to people experiencing mental illness when being treated in hospital for another condition.


Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service

The Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion team offers expert assessment of people who are detained in custody and thought to have mental health problems and provide appropriate interventions to those who need support. This includes:

  • giving written or verbal reports to courts or the Police
  • recommending that a detainee is admitted to hospital
  • instigating formal Mental Health Act assessments
  • confirming if someone in custody has a learning disability

The team undertake Postitive Case Identification (i.e. they assess all detainees as a matter of course) and also accept referrals from colleagues in Criminal Justice settings.

Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion service contact details