Integrated community mental health teams are a community based assessment and treatment service for people suffering mental health problems who are over the age of 18.
The teams include clinicians from a number of different professional backgrounds. These include mental health nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and occupational therapists.
If you have a mental health problem which hasn’t been addressed by counselling or which is more complicated, your GP may refer you to a community mental health team. The Integrated community mental health teams will help you to manage any changes in your behaviour, feelings and thinking. This could include helping you to work out solutions to your current problems, developing your strengths and providing support so you become more independent. Treatment may be on a 1 to 1 basis, in a group or could be with family and friends. Appointments with the team can take place at home or in a community setting like your GP practice.
By working in this way, the community mental health team helps patients to retain their social status, wellbeing and place in the community.
Most people who come into contact with mental health services will be treated by a community mental health team. The team may call on the expertise of other teams in the Trust if they think it would help your recovery.
To make a telephone referral call 0845 207 7711, option 1 for east Cornwall, option 2 for mid-Cornwall and option 3 for west Cornwall.
To make an email referral:
To find out which Integrated community mental health teams covers the area where you live, please call the Bodmin Community Hospital switchboard on 01208 251300.
The Integrated community mental health team bases are open, Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 5.15pm