Community Mental Health Team

The Community Mental Health Teams assess patients with various mental health problems from mild to severe; care is planned and delivered to individual needs.

The teams consist of community mental health nurses, mental health social workers, psychologists and a support worker.

All clients have an initial assessment at the mental health assessment centre and allocated a key worker and a programme of care is planned and delivered in conjunction with the patient and carer if appropriate. Patients are seen in the health centre, day centre or home environment depending on individual need.

Therapies offered by our highly trained team, include anxiety and depression management, psychological therapies i.e. cognitive behavioural therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, local voluntary and statutory groups are also a source of support. Social activities and outings, such as cooking groups and shopping trips are provided by our support worker.


Method of Referral

This service is available to 18- 64 year olds. Applications to our team come from out one point of access service, having been referred from G.P’s, consultant psychiatrist and other professionals, and our liaison service also accepts referrals from accident and emergency and medical assessment unit.

Contact

Community Mental Health Team   
Lisburn Health Centre     
Level 4
Lisburn
BT28 1LU

Telephone: 028 9266 5181 ext. 4420    

 

Community Mental Health Team
McQueen House
Ards Community Hospital
Newtownards
BT23 4AS

Telephone: (028) 9151 2155