Community Mental Health
If you are experiencing a mental health condition that requires specialist support and care, a GP may refer you to a community mental health team.
The main aim of any community mental health service is to help you get better in an environment that makes you feel safe and well supported.
Community mental health teams are made up of a range of experts. They usually include mental health nurses, occupational therapists, consultant psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and mental health support workers. Together, they offer specialist assessment, and treatment where necessary, in your local area.
In Plymouth, we have a broad range of community mental health services available to support people of all ages with a variety of needs. The list is long but includes workshops to improve sleep and help you manage your depression, drug and alcohol detoxification services, an infant mental health team supporting children up to five years old, and an in-patient facility for pensioners in the acute stages of dementia.