Community mental health teams
Most patients treated by the team will have short-term mental health issues and after a period of weeks or months they will be referred back to their GP when their condition has improved. A small minority, however, who need specialist care will remain with the team for a longer period for ongoing treatment, care and monitoring.
Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) have three key functions:
- To give advice on the management of mental health problems by other professionals – in particular, providing advice to primary care, such as GP surgeries, and making sure appropriate referrals are made.
- Providing treatment and care for those with short-term mental health issues who can benefit from specialist interventions.
- Providing treatment and care for those with more complex needs.
CMHTs have access to a range of specialist therapies within the range of services available to older people.
How to access these services:
For people who haven’t ever had any contact with one of our Community Mental Health Teams, referrals can be made by a GP. However, if people have had previous contact with one of our CMHTs, they are welcome to ring their local team to discuss any difficulties or concerns they might have.
Where can you find this service?
- ABrent Older People Community Mental Health TeamBelvedere House341 Harlesden Road, Brent, London, NW10 3RXmore service details
- BHarrow Older People Community Mental Health TeamBentley House, 15-21 Headstone Drive, Harrow, Greater London, HA3 5QXmore service details
- CHillingdon Older People Community Mental Health TeamWoodland Centre, Hillingdon Hospital, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, Greater London, UB8 3NNmore service details
- DKensington & Chelsea Older People Community Mental Health TeamSt Charles Hospital, Nightingale Centre, Exmoor Street, North Kensington, London, W10 6DZmore service details
- EWestminster Older People Community Mental Health Team190 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1DXmore service details