Community mental health team (CMHT) (East) older peoples service

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About the service

The Community Mental Health Team ( Older People East) is an integrated team consisting of staff from both the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Wakefield Council. The team provides community mental health care for people who have severe and enduring mental health needs and are over 65 years old. we aim to provide a safe and seamless mental health service that is person-centred and offered in a timely and effective manner to promote recovery wherever possible and appropriate to do so.

The team provides:

  • Protection for adults that follows regional safeguarding procedures
  • Ongoing assessment and care coordination using the Care Programme Approach (a particular way of assessing, planning and reviewing someone’s mental health care needs)
  • Assessment and care management
  • A range of assessments and treatments designed to give the best possible care to suit a person’s individual needs (including mental capacity assessments and best interest decisions)
  • Assessment under the Care Act if applicable
  • An approved mental health practitioner to carry out Mental Health Act assessments
  • Support for service users requiring Court of Protection (decision making powers relating to property, affairs and healthcare for those who are unable to make them)
  • Individual treatment programmes ie anxiety management
  • Psychological support and interventions
  • Supportive counselling
  • Medication management, advice and support
  • Information and advice, including signposting to other services
  • Independent living skills and develop leisure and social skills
  • Referral on to appropriate services
  • Individualised medical review
  • A dedicated nurse to carry out Lithium monitoring (blood tests)

Why would someone choose the service?

We actively promote and involve service users, families and carers throughout an individual’s care. They are invited to attend meetings, assessments, and outpatient appointments.

We actively promote choice and informed decision making for the people who access our services.

98% of the people we see said they were treated by our service with dignity and respect. Over 90% of the people we see said we had fully met their expectations.

Our staff help service users work at their own pace and always respect their wishes.

Staff you may meet