Community mental health teams (CMHTs) have three key functions in providing mental healthcare
- To give advice to other professionals on the management of mental health problems – 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.
The service provides treatment and care for those with short-term mental health issues who can benefit from specialist interventions and for people with more complex needs.
For people who haven’t ever had any contact with one of our community services, referrals can be made by a GP, social services or other health professionals.
However, if people have had previous contact with the team, they are welcome to call us to discuss any difficulties or concerns they might have.
The CMHTs will usually arrange to see people in their own homes by appointment and are not able to offer a walk-in service.
This service is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, excluding public holidays.
Bus: 2,36 ,88, 185
Train: Southern, South Western