St Mary's Hospital

01536 410141 77 London Road , Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7PW
http://www.nhft.nhs.uk

Community mental health services

This Department is managed by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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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Things you should know

If you wish to access any of our services we do advise that new referrals are made via your GP in the first instance to ensure the appropriate physical screening has been completed. Your GP will refer you on for specialist care and treatment if it is considered necessary.

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Last updated on 11 December 2014.

Information supplied by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust