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Community Mental Health Teams

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. 

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.
 

Assessing your needs

At your first visit you will see one or two members of the team. They will talk to you to identify problem areas and explore ways in which you can be helped. This interview will take about an hour. You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you. The CMHT will write to your GP with your assessment and any plans for the future. You can also have copies of any letters.

The community teams have close contacts with our inpatient wards. Every inpatient is offered support from their local CMHT when they are discharged from hospital.

 

Carers

If you care for someone who has a mental health problem you’re also entitled to an assessment of your needs, which is reviewed periodically.

 

Community teams – locations and opening times

We have seven community teams based around Northamptonshire. All are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Their addresses and contact numbers are:
 
Corby Community Mental Health Team
Stuart Road
Corby
NN17 1RJ
Tel: 01536 444850
 
Daventry Community Mental Health Team
Danetre Hospital
London Road
Daventry
NN11 4DY
Tel: 01327 707200
 
Kettering Community Mental Health Team
Clarendon House
8-12 Station Road
Kettering
NN15 6EY
Tel: 01536 313802
 
Northampton Community Mental Health Team
Campbell House
Campbell Square
Northampton
NN1 3EB
Tel: 01604 658800
 
Rushden Community Mental Health Team

Tel: 01832 733975
  
East NorthantsCommunity Mental Health Team
Green Lane Clinic
Chancery Lane
Thrapston
NN14 4JL
Tel: 01832 733975
 
Wellingborough Community Mental Health Team
Howard Johnson Unit
Isebrook Hospital
Irthlingborough Road
Wellingborough
NN8 1LP
Tel: 01933 235444

Last updated: 27 June 2014

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CMHT Referrals

 If you are worried about your own mental health you should visit your GP, who may refer you to your local community mental health team (CMHT) if your problems are more complicated.

We accept referrals from GPs, social services and some other agencies. You may also be referred to us from another part of the Trust.

The community teams have close contacts with our inpatient wards. Every inpatient is offered support from their local CMHT when they are discharged from hospital.

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