Adult Community Mental Health Teams

Our Community Mental Health Teams are split into , First Response Recovery and Wellbeing and Access and Assessment.

Newly referred patients will be seen for assessment by the First Response Team, who will treat patients for a period of up to six months.

People who require support for longer will be treated by the Recovery and Wellbeing Teams.

Access and Assessment This is the single point of entry into the Trust’s services for those 18 and over who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health conditions.

First Response

The First Response Team will provide assessment and short term treatment. They will see you within 14 days from referral from your GP, one day for urgent referrals.
This first face to face appointment will provide immediate access as required to treatment with a doctor, psychologist, or the crisis resolution home treatment team, without the need for multiple assessments.
The First Response Teams have daily support from Therapy for You, our talking therapy service, the Crisis Team and regular contact with the Drug and Alcohol Teams. Ensuring you have speedy access to specialist services when you need them. The team will be responsible for your care for up to six months dependent upon your rate of recovery.

Who is in the team?

The team is made up of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and talking therapy practitioners who will be involved in your assessment as appropriate, ensuring treatment is started at the first assessment.

What happens after my treatment is finished?
Once your treatment is finished you will be discharged back to your GP. If at any point in the future you need more support, your GP can refer you back to us.
If you and the team feel that you need more support, you will be referred to the Recovery and Wellbeing Team or outpatient clinics for longer term care.

Where service is based

South West Essex First Response Team
Community Resource Centre
Basildon Mental Health Unit
Nethermayne
Basildon
Essex SS16 5NL
Tel: 01268 243500
South East Essex First Response Team
Rochford Hospital
Union Lane
Rochford
Essex,
SS4 1RB
Tel: 01702 538000

How to access the service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Primary care team member
  • Social services
  • Other components of the mental health services (e.g. CAMHS, Forensic services, psychology, and other specialised mental health teams).

Recovery and Wellbeing

The Recovery and Wellbeing Team provide long term support and care planning across health and social care. They will help you to access resources to enable your recovery through community based ongoing assessment and treatment.
The team will also provide support to your GP, family and carers so they understand more about your condition and can support you as best as they can in the longer term.

Who is in the team?
The team is made up of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, employment specialists and support workers.

Where are the team based?

Basildon Mental Health Team
Community Resource Centre
Basildon Mental Health Unit
Nethermayne
Basildon
Essex SS16 5NL
Tel: 01268 243500
Brentwood Mental Health Team
Brentwood Resource Centre
Greenwich Avenue
Brentwood
Essex
CM14 4SW
Tel: 01277 265300
Castle Point Mental Health Team
Knightswick Clinic
Folksville Road
Canvey Island
Essex SS8 7AD
Tel: 01268 686730
Rayleigh Mental Health Team
Coombewood Centre
1 Websters Way
Rayleigh
Essex SS6 8JQ
Tel: 01268 774850
Southend Mental Health Team
The Taylor Centre
Warrior House
42-82 Southchurch Road
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS1 2LZ
Tel: 01702 456800
Thurrock Mental Health Team
Grays Hall
Orsett Road
Grays
Essex
RM17 5TT
Tel: 01375 402276

Access and Assessment

After a full and detailed assessment of your emotional, psychological and social needs, we may offer brief treatment before you are discharged back to your GP, transferred to one of our specialist teams or signposted to external agencies or community services.

The Linden Centre
Pudding Wood Drive
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 7LF
Tel: 0845 0380030
The Derwent Centre
Hamstel Road
Harlow
Essex CM20 1QX
Tel: 01279 827658
The Bungalow
Turner Village Site
Turner Road
Colchester
Essex C04 5JL
Tel: 0330 7261800