Community Mental Health Teams

Community Mental Health Teams in Plymouth are separated into four teams depending on which area of the city your GP surgery is located in. To find out which locality your GP sits under, please see the localities section of this website here

The teams are made up to include a range of expertise and skills including Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Consultant Psychiatrists and Mental Health Support Workers. Within the teams there are also Clinical Psychologists and links to a specialist Psychotherapy Service.

The teams offer specialist assessment and where appropriate, treatment for a range of mental health conditions.

Users of the service can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and can expect to be actively involved and consulted on all elements of their involvement with the service and to have a Care Plan based on their individual needs. They can expect care that is person centred, and which does not discriminate against their culture, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, religion and / or disability. Each service user’s involvement with the service should encourage independence, self esteem and personal choice following the best principles of recovery and self management. Staff are expected to act in the best interests of the service users in line with professional codes of conduct, organisation policies, protocols and guidance. Service users should expect to be listened to, and to have any concerns taken seriously and addressed promptly. Service users have a right to privacy and have the right to request help and support for their relatives and carers, and for them to be involved in their care.

Referral to the Community Mental Health Team is via your GP.

The CMHT would welcome feedback regarding things we do well and not so well. You can do this by either following the link on the right hand side of the page, or by taking part in our online survey via Meridian. The information within this is reviewed on a regular basis and helps to inform how we run the service. To use our online survey please click here.