Crisis planning

What is crisis planning?

People with severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder may be in need of emergency care at some stage in their illness. Crisis planning interventions focus on patients being involved in identifying preferences and planning for their future care during a mental health crisis. Crisis planning can help to prevent relapse by promoting better self-management and by prompting help-seeking.

What is the evidence for crisis planning interventions?

Moderate to high quality evidence suggests a small effect of reduced compulsory hospitalisation but not voluntary hospitalisation, for patients receiving crisis planning interventions for 12-24 months compared to standard care.

November 2021

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Last updated at: 10:37 am, 8th November 2021
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