Adult and Older People's Community Mental Health Teams

Our Community Mental Health Teams provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow up to people with severe and complex mental health conditions in a community setting.

Skilled Staff

Community Mental Health Teams consist of a range of skilled staff including:

  • Consultant psychiatrists
  • Approved Mental Health Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Nurses
  • Support workers and family support workers

The teams is multi-disciplinary, which means they have staff from a range of different health professions. 

Treatment

Community mental health teams offer a number of treatments such as talking therapies, social interventions, and education. In addition they:

  • Visit service users in a variety of places, including at home
  • Support service users to be as independent as is possible
  • Monitor medication
  • Monitor service users in the outpatient department

Careplan

Patients with high level of needs are allocated a care coordinator who will work in partnership with the patient to develop a personalised careplan that meets the needs of the patient. The different parts of the careplan will include:

  • Description of the problem
  • Any risks involved
  • The patient’s strengths
  • What needs to be done to help the patient recover
  • Who should be doing what
  • The patient’s and the carer’s views – which will then be written down and given to all those involved including the patient and carers.

GP

Community mental health teams work closely with GPs. A letter is usually sent to the GP after every assessment describing the problem and providing advice about management. The GP is still responsible for the prescription of medication that may be advised by the psychiatrist. Unless admitted to hospital, the GP remains responsible of the rest of the medical care of the patient, though shared care of some problems are encouraged.

How to access this service

Age range

18+

Referral Routes

GP

Conditions

Anxiety/Panic
Bipolar affective disorder
Depression
Personality disorder
Psychosis

Find out more about these conditions

How to find us


Bowmere Hospital

We provide a number of services within this location.

Cherrybank Resource Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

Delamere Resource Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

Fountains Building

We provide a number of services within this location.

Highfield Centre

The Highfield Centre is the base for our Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in the Wallasey and Central Wirral GP practice area.

Jocelyn Solly Resource Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

Neston Clinic

We provide a number of services within this location.

Stein Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

Upton Lea

We provide a number of services within this location.

Vale House Resource Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

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