Community mental health team (CMHT) 1
Community mental health team 1 is one of four community mental health teams for working age adults in the Wakefield area. The team aims to meet the needs of and improve outcomes for individuals with severe and complex mental health problems and their carers.
Community mental health team 1 covers the west of the Wakefield district and offers a service to people aged between 18 and 65, focussing on the needs of people with psychosis and affective disorders, such as depression.
The team offers assessment, care management and a range of evidence based treatments to improve mental wellbeing. We are committed to a person centred recovery.
Services are provided through the Care Programme Approach, which is a particular way of accessing, planning and reviewing someone’s mental health care needs, and if individuals have social care needs, and are eligible under Fair Access to Care Services criteria, social care support is offered through personalised and self-directed support.
We work in partnership with all other areas of mental health and social care services in the area. Our aim is to enable people to live life to the full and improve outcomes for people by providing good quality support to the individual and those close to them.
Why would someone choose the service
We offer a recovery focussed approach to support individuals and those closest to them.
The aim of our service is to empower and enable those using mental health services to fully participate in their own recovery and achieve the best possible wellbeing and independence. To achieve this we recognise that:
- People are knowledgeable about themselves and the effect their condition may have on their lives
- People should share in decision making about their care to inform their own recovery
- People should exercise as much control as possible of over their lives, and the support which they need to maintain their well-being
- The important contribution which carers make to an individual’s recovery
Following consultation with individuals who use our service, small, cost effective changes were made to improve areas of our building including patient areas and our reception. This ensures that people feel as relaxed and welcome as possible upon their arrival.
Staff you may meet
- Social worker
- Support worker