Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
This section provides information on our community mental health teams (or CMHTs) for adults of working age (aged 18 to 65 years). On this page you will find general information about the work of the CMHTs, and links so you can learn more about specific teams across Derbyshire and Derby city.
The teams offer support to people with a range of mental health difficulties. Examples of these include psychosis, bi-polar, personality disorder, severe depression and anxiety.
The service is largely for clients of working age (aged 18 to 65 years). However the service will work with people over 65 years of age where it is considered to be the most appropriate for someone whose needs are more closely aligned to adults of working age.
The teams are committed to providing mental health support based on individual need. After assessing your needs, the team will work with you to help you find both short-term and longer-term ways to improve your mental health, and to focus on healthy living and behaviours. The team may also ‘signpost’ you to other local community groups, organisations and amenities that may help you – such as by enabling you to meet new people in your community, build your confidence, keep yourself well or gain new skills. For further information on courses and signposting available in your area please select the relevant team from the list below.
The team is made up of a range of health professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, mental health support workers and consultant psychiatrists.
Members of the team run outpatient clinics and therapeutic groups in a variety of places across the locality and, when required, will visit you in your own home. We will make every effort to see you at a time convenient to yourself, your family and carers.
The aim of all the support we provide is to assist you in your recovery - if not to full health, then to the point of enjoying the best possible quality of life.
Because we work in a multi-disciplinary way, the support we provide may involve a range of different approaches. It may include:
The team recognises how important it is for you to learn as much as possible, to support the way you manage the condition you experience. We respond to the need for “keeping well” education and we work with other parts of the community to jointly produce programmes and educational packages for this purpose. Examples of our joint working could include work with:
We want to support your recovery journey and wellbeing by offering a range of courses and resources, in order to support you with fulfilling your potential. These courses are linked to your local area. Find out more by clicking on one of the links below, which will take you to information about each community team.
We believe that taking a collaborative approach with you and, where appropriate, your carers, provides for a meaningful care and treatment plan, so wherever possible we will involve people in this process.
We also believe this helps with social inclusion - that is, enabling people to fully participate in society. We will work alongside your carers, particularly where there may be issues with your capacity to make your own decisions.
Visit our Core Care Standards page to learn more about how we work with carers and families.
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