Community mental health teams (CMHTs) are the main point of entry for adult mental health services. We help people aged 18 or over, who have severe or enduring mental health problems. Severe or enduring mental health problems are ones that have a major impact on your ability to cope in everyday life. Our community teams include mental health nurses, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, support workers, and carer development support workers. We can help you identify the areas you need help with, develop your strengths and work to find answers to your current problems to help you recover. You will have a named person responsible for the co-ordination of your care.
CMHT’s work predominantly in the community. This encompasses the patient’s own home, residential and nursing homes. The teams provide a wide range of services including assessment and monitoring (including memory services), carers support, planned therapeutic groups (such as relaxation, anxiety management and cognitive stimulation therapy). The CMHT’s also liaise with other agencies and the voluntary sector to promote mental and physical well-being.
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