Community Mental Health Team

We are a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) providing specialist secondary care services throughout North East Lincolnshire.

If you are experiencing severe mental health problems, determined by severe mood disorders, psychosis, personality disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder, your GP may refer you for assessment and treatment at NAViGO.

At CMHT we can facilitate access to a range of NICE-recommended treatments and therapies – some of which will require the allocation of a care co-ordinator.

WHAT WE DO

Depending upon your individual needs, your care co-ordinator will enable you access to these CMHT services:

  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Psychological therapies
  • Employment specialists
  • Practical help and support
  • Signposting to local services
  • Annual health check
  • Recovery groups

From the moment you enter our service, we will be focusing on how we can support your recovery. Our aim is to work closely with you, your family and carers, to plan how we can help you achieve your goals, so that you can be safely transferred back to the care of your GP.

A service within the Community Mental Health Team is the 1+2 (one plus two) which is an outpatient service for specialist review of medication prescribed for mental health disorders.

Your GP may refer you to this service for specialist prescribing. You will be reviewed by doctor or Independent Nurse Prescriber specialising in mental health.

The term 1+2 is derived from the initial appointment you will receive, plus a further 2, if deemed necessary by the prescribing practitioner. It is possible that after your first or second appointment your care could be transferred back to the care of your GP. It may be that the prescriber can offer advice to your GP who may be able to prescribe the medications.

For your accessibility, the 1+2 clinics are held at a number of health centres in Immingham and Grimsby. You will be offered an appointment by letter and a text confirmation service to remind you of your time and date of when to attend. The initial appointment is one hour to allow good quality data gathering and following appointments after that are half an hour.

We off several psychological therapies, including:

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement and Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

The Employment Specialists work on a one-to-one basis with individuals with mental health challenges and support to overcome barriers that are preventing someone from accessing work. Additionally the Employment Specialist helps to secure or retain employment that suits the individual’s needs.

We support with accessing activities to improve health and wellbeing and increase confidence with moving forward.

Employment Specialists’ support includes:

  • One-to-one support advice guidance
  • Identify goals and develop action plans to achieve them
  • Help with writing CVs, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews
  • Job searching
  • Support accessing training and education
  • Develop skills to improve confidence and self esteem
  • Accessing volunteering opportunities and work experience
  • Benefit guidance
  • Signposting and support to access courses and relevant resources
  • Employment retention support

We continue to establish links and work closely with other agencies, local businesses, services and resources to provide the best support to achieve aspirations and enhance the quality of life for people experiencing mental health difficulties.

The Community Mental Health Team offers several recovery groups including:

  • Supporting voices
  • Men’s group
  • Sports and activities
  • Healthy lifestyle options

WHISe (Wellbeing Health Improvement Service) is dedicated to helping and supporting those within the CMHT.

Their aim is to offer physical health checks and lifestyle advice in order to minimise comorbidity for those with SMI (Severe mental illness).

WHISe is a recovery focused team and offers a wide range of activities and groups aimed at improving physical and mental health, lifestyle and social acceptance.

The WHISe team consists of nurses, assistant practitioners and support workers who are highly trained, experienced and work in a holistic, person-centred and recovery-focused way.

WHO WE ARE

The Community Mental Health Team consists of an array of health care professionals specialising in the disciplines of mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychology, doctors, consultant psychiatrists and nurse prescribers.

We have dedicated psychologists integrated into the team and practitioners trained in delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

We have a number of support workers who can provide additional care and treatment. Specialisms in the team also include leads for adult social care, substance misuse and learning disability.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE Community mental health team?

Access to the service is via a referral from your GP.

If you are currently under the care of other NAViGO services, they are also able to refer to our team. All referrals to the Community Mental Health Team are made to our Community Assessment Team using an electronic referral system.

The Community Access Team is the single point of access service for CMHT.

The team deal with all new referrals that are made to CMHT and undertake liaison to the acute mental health inpatient units. They assess all new referrals within 10 working days. Following assessment, the appropriate treatment will be agreed, for psychological interventions, care co-ordination, 1+2, or signposting to other organisations. In addition, the team undertake short pieces of work that may be appropriate.

If you or a loved one are not already accessing our services and require emergency assistance for a mental health crisis, you can contact the NAViGO Single Point of Access 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

Call: (01472) 256 256 Option 3

Email: NAV.MHSinglePointofAccess@nhs.net

If you need to speak to someone face-to-face, you can attend Harrison House to speak with a member of the crisis service.

Already accessing NAViGO Services?

If you are already accessing a service within NAViGO and need to speak with someone about your care and treatment, please contact either your Care Coordinator or Lead Professional for whom you should have been given contact details.

how do i contact the community mental health team?

Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
Weelsby View Health Centre
Ladysmith Road
Grimsby
DN32 9SW
(01472) 806800
navigo.communityreception@nhs.net