NHS Community Mental Health Service (CMHT)
The Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) assesses, treats and manages care needs and provides support for people experiencing serious mental health problems. The team help you to live as independently as possible in your community.
They are integrated teams of different health and social care professionals – Community Mental Health Nurses; Health Occupational Therapists; Psychiatrists; Psychologists and Social Workers. The teams bring together many different types of knowledge, skills and expertise. They look at you as a whole person so you get the care, treatment and support you need.
CMHT services may include:
Community Mental Health Nursing – supporting you to manage your health and providing treatment in the community
Occupational Therapy – working with you to overcome difficulties with day to day tasks that you need or want to do
Psychiatry – diagnosing mental health problems, prescribing medication and recommending treatment
Psychology – helping you understand how your thoughts and feelings affect your behaviour
Social Work services – providing help at home or with your social needs, including help with housing problems, financial support or general advice and support
Your GP needs to refer you to this service. Contact your GP if you are experiencing a mental health problem. They will refer you to the local CMHT if appropriate.
Talking Therapies Berkshire
Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable NHS service that offers support if you’re coping with challenges like depression, stress, anxiety or phobias.If you’re aged 17 and over and living in Berkshire, they can help you overcome the mental health challenges you’re facing.
They’re available for contact 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Fridays.
You can refer yourself into this service, or your GP can refer you. They offer treatment from various locations across Reading, Wokingham, Newbury, Slough, Bracknell, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead.