Community mental health team (CMHT) (West) older peoples service
The community mental health team for older people provide assessment, treatment and interventions tailored to the needs of the individuals visiting the service.
We work closely with Wakefield Council and the team is a mixture of Trust and council employees who are all highly skilled in their area of expertise.
Wherever possible, and with the consent of the service user, our staff work alongside carers and family to plan care. This care is delivered in a variety of community settings which includes in their home or in local clinics.
Using a range of assessment techniques the team are able to plan suitable care that enables individuals live their life to their full potential.
The team also hosts an assertive outreach team who offer support to service users who need intensive support following a hospital stay or planned leave period in preparation for their discharge. They also provide intensive support to those experiencing relapse symptoms to ensure they can stay in their own home whilst recovering.
Why would someone choose the service
Our staff are friendly, approachable and use language and information relevant to the public. We readily provide information and advice without using jargon or acronyms to help people understand the care they are receiving.
By conducting regular patient satisfaction surveys we are able to ensure that we meet the needs of the people who use our service and make sure that the individual feels at the centre of their care. Our staff help people to work at their own pace and respect their wishes, actively promoting independence and work towards a full recovery.
Staff you may meet
- Care navigator
- Social worker
- Support worker