The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)
CREST is a partnership between Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) and Touchstone. Whilst most staff are employed by NHS, the Peer Recovery Support Workers (PRSWs) are employed by Touchstone. This partnership broadens the depth of knowledge, skills, and experience within the team.
CREST has a vast Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), including:
- Specialist Doctors
- Social Workers
- Peer Recovery Support Workers
A full MDT at CREST, in addition to these roles, will also contain:
- Occupational Therapists
- Specialist addiction workers
- Family support
Peer Recovery Support Workers (PRSWs)
The team of PRSWs all come with their own experience of mental health difficulties, including personal experience and experience of caring for someone with mental health challenges.
Service Users have told us that by being able to talk to a staff member who is open about their experience, they feel more hopeful for the future and know that there is somebody who will understand that they can share their thoughts with. Due to this, the relationship between a PRSW and a service user can feel different, bridging the gap between “staff” and “patient”.