Our Community Mental Health Team provides support within the community to working age adults who are living with severe mental illnesses.

If you’re experiencing mood disorders, psychosis, personality disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder, your GP may refer you to us for an assessment.

We’re split into two geographical areas – CMHT East and CMHT West. Across both of these teams, there are healthcare professionals who work together to help you feel well again, including doctors, consultant psychiatrists and nurse prescribers.

We also deliver Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and have a number of specialisms within the team, including leads for adult social care, substance misuse and learning disabilities.

Should we be able to give you the support you need, you’ll be allocated a care coordinator. They will work with you to provide a care plan that is unique to you. It will identify your needs and outline how we can meet those needs together.

Alongside CMHT, 1+2 (one plus two) is an outpatient service for review of medication prescribed for mental health disorders. Your GP may refer you to 1+2 for specialist prescribing, where a doctor or independent nurse prescriber specialising in mental health will give you a review.

How do I access the Community Mental Health Team?

If you think you’d benefit from getting support from the Community Mental Health Team, you should get in touch with your GP.

Your GP will then refer you to us through the Community Access Team – CMHT’s single point of access. The Community Access Team assess all new referrals and agree appropriate treatment for care coordination or signposting to other organisations.

If you’re already under the care of another NAViGO service, you should speak to the person involved in your care.

They can refer you to our team through the Community Access Team – CMHT’s single point of access.

If you’re in a mental health crisis and need urgent help, call the Single Point of Access on (01472) 256256 and select option 3. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.