Bethnal Green Neighbourhood Mental Health Team
The Neighbourhood Mental Health Team (NMHT) is a team of professionals who work together to offer mental health support and treatment to people within a local neighbourhood.
They work closely in partnership with local GP practices, voluntary sector organisations and the Local Authority to offer person-centred care. If required NMHTs would also facilitate referral to specialist borough-wide mental health services or clinics or other resources e.g. therapy or educational or self-help groups.
The Neighbourhood Mental Health Team is an amalgamation of what was previously our CMHT (Community Mental Health Team), Assessment and Brief Treatment Team (ABT), Enhanced Primary Care Team (EPC), with several additional new professional roles too.
Sometimes they will offer care directly, and sometimes they advise and support other services to provide mental health care.
51 Three Colts Lane
There are also a variety of new roles:
- Community Connectors – who focus on connecting people to the array of support in local communities and Voluntary Sector
- Clinical Associates in Psychology (CAPs) – who offer psychological assessment, formulation, intervention, and education Mental Health Practitioners in Primary Care – who offer a variety of mental health support directly in primary care
- GP Mental Health lead – who are GPs with a passion for mental health and are the Primary Care voice in the team
- Peer Support Workers – who use mental health lived experience to help a person on a recovery journey, helping instilling hope and empowering them