Community mental health team older people’s service (East and West) (Calderdale)

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About the service

The community mental health teams for older people (East and West) provide assessment, treatment, care planning and interventions for service users, who are primarily over the age of 65 and have a range of mental health problems. The aim is to support the individual, and their carers, to manage their mental health condition while promoting independence and encouraging choice.

Within the community mental health teams for older people (East and West), we have health care professionals who work more intensively with service users, providing planned care to support the individual on a daily basis according to need.

We work with partnership organisations in the local authority to provide tailored and supportive mental health care. We have links to local voluntary sector services, such as the Alzheimers Society, who also provide support.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Following a referral to the service, a member of the team will offer to visit you at your home or an alternative agreed venue in order to assess your needs.
  • You will be allocated a care coordinator who will be your main point of contact and will help you to identify your needs and develop a care plan with you and your carers. CMHT members will then deliver treatment and interventions to assist you to maintain your well-being.
  • Our staff will help you work at your own pace and try to respect your wishes.
  • Carers are also offered an assessment and support to help relieve stress by a referral on to other agencies to further explore their concerns.

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