Older Peoples Community Mental Health Teams
Older Peoples Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT’s) support older people requiring specialist mental health services.
CMHT’s are comprised of community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, approved social workers, support workers, psychiatrists and staff grade doctors.
The teams work with patients in their own homes which can include; warden controlled complexes, private and local authority residential homes, private and NHS nursing homes, and the Trust’s community resource centres.
CMHT’s perform a variety of working including:
- Care planning, co-ordination and monitoring
- Occupational therapy
- Domiciliary support
All initial assessments are carried out by a qualified worker and if ongoing care is required a care co-ordinator is assigned.
The Community Mental Health Teams have an open referral system and referrals are also accepted for people under the age of 65 with early onset dementia.
Where service is based
|Basildon Older People’s CMHT
81 High Road
|Brentwood Older People’s CMHT
Brentwood Resource Centre
Castle Point & Rochford Older People’s CMHT
Southend Older People’s CMHT
Essex SS0 7DM
Thurrock Older People’s CMHT
3rd Floor Civic Offices
How to contact service
Basildon Older people’s CMHT: 01268 739151
Brentwood Older people’s CMHT: 01277 265300
Castle Point & Rochford Older people’s CMHT: 01268 366470
Southend Older people’s CMHT: 01702 226190
Thurrock Older people’s CMHT: 01375 413910