Your GP is the first person to assess your needs and offer you treatment, or refer you to other primary care services, or to specialist secondary mental health services. Click here to find more information about speaking to your GP.
Primary care services
Primary care services include psychological, or talking therapies, such as C.B.T. ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapies ), and Mindfulness.
Secondary mental health services
Secondary mental health services include:
- CMHT, Community mental health Teams: Most mental health services are based within the community. C.M.H.T.s may support people in their own homes, at GP surgeries or at other venues
- Crisis Intervention and Home Treatment Services: Crisis resolution teams aim to avoid admission to a psychiatric ward by offering people community-based support at home. They should offer a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week service.
- E.I.P. (Early Intervention in Psychosis Services): Many early intervention teams work closely with other services and agencies to help someone get back to/continue to work or study, sort out benefits and finances and solve any housing problems.
- Assertive Outreach Services: An assertive outreach team aims to help people who have a history of mental health problems but who find it difficult to keep in contact with mental health services.
- C.A.M.H.S. (Child and Adolescent Mental health Services
For further information on Nottingham’s Adult Mental health Services please visit this website.