Support for adults with mental health needs
More about the work of the Community Mental Health Teams
Community Mental Health Teams have a range of professionals working together including psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, support workers and social workers.
An assessment of need will take place following a referral a care co-ordinator may be identified to support and monitor care. A programme of help that meets the client's needs will be agreed. This may include:
- medical and/or therapeutic support to treat mental illness;
- support to help a person to live in their own home ;
- support to help a person to start or continue education, training or employment;
- residential care for people with long-term needs;
- carers' assessments and support for carers.
Hospital beds for inpatient care are based at Green Parks House, Princess Royal University Hospital. The unit offers a range of therapeutic programmes including occupational therapy and ward-based activities. The Community Mental Health Teams work closely with hospital staff to ensure service users are supported on discharge.
- Bromley Rehabilitation Team provides services for people with severe and long-term mental health needs.
- Bromley Assertive Community Team works with patients who find it difficult to use other services.
- Referral to these services is via the Community Mental Health Teams.