Community Mental Health Team
Community Mental Health Team is commissioned to provide care, treatment and support for those with moderate to severe mental health problems such as mood disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety or psychotic illnesses. The Team are committed to working with families and carers who are viewed as part of the care team.
Specialist interventions provided by the team are focused on recovery to enable people to be as independent as possible. People may also have a dual diagnosis or addiction problems.
The Community Mental Health Team comprise of a range of professionals such as:
- social workers
- mental health nurses
- occupational therapists
- care officers
- support workers.
They are responsible for co-ordinating people’s care under the Care Programme Approach and provide a range of evidence based interventions depending on the needs of the individual.
The social workers and social care staff in the teams take a lead in working with people through personalised and outcome based support planning in their local communities.