community mental health team


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community mental health team

A UK term for a multidisciplinary team of health and social services professionals (psychiatrists, social workers, community psychiatric nurses, psychologists and mental health therapists), which offers specialist mental health assessment, treatment and care to people with severe and/or long-term mental health problems in their home or community, rather than in hospital.
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"You have been involved with the community mental health team and you have been having flash backs and nightmares, and they are seeking medical attention for your condition.
McLachlan QC defending On the day of the killing Ahmed, who was on medication, had contacted the community mental health team, who visited his address and gave him a prescription for a stronger dose.
The council will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and on New Year's Day but people can contact the community mental health team if they are in urgent need of care.
A psychiatric nurse diagnosed PTSD symptoms and five days later the community mental health team assessed him.
For example: treatments, such as medication or talking treatments (for example CBT, counselling or psychotherapy); crisis care, such as services in A&E; support from a specialist mental health worker or team, such as a psychiatrist, community mental health nurse or community mental health team; preventative, or public health services, that aim to help people look after their mental health and prevent mental health problems.
NTW community psychiatric nurse Stacey Richardson said: "I am a learning disability nurse working as a community psychiatric nurse within a community mental health team. My role was created as it was acknowledged that patients and staff could benefit from learning disability nurses and mental health nurses sharing skills, knowledge and experience.
It said: "The arrangements for the transfer of Mr Ford's care from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust to South Pembrokeshire Community Mental Health Team were less than optimal, and that a direct referral would have enhanced communication on risk and relapse factors."
In mental health, Zen held positions such as CNS at Cumberland Hospital and at Blacktown Community Mental Health Team. He worked at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Blacktown Hospital as Nurse Unit Manager and After Hours Senior Nurse Manager.
She had previously worked in a secure mental health unit, before becoming an Outreach Worker for a community mental health team.
The community mental health team liaison group comprised two liaison professionals who worked a few hours a week in collaboration with the project team: the liaison professionals kept in regular contact with the UP patients referred from his or her team, kept track of them, and assessed their conditions.
Alan was an officer in the community mental health team and Linda was a nurse on the surgical ward.
Yesterday Ms Currie met staff and patients at the unit to mark the community mental health team's 20th birthday.

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