Community mental health service

Our community mental health service provides assessment, support and counselling primarily for people under the age of 65 with mental health problems, and their carers.

For information for those aged over 65, and anyone with dementia, visit our community mental health services for older people and people with dementia page.

Most people choose to discuss referral to the mental health service with their GP.

Other professionals make some referrals or you can self-refer.

You can only refer a friend or family member if that person is in agreement with the referral taking place.

You can contact the community mental health teams on the following numbers:

An assessment will be undertaken to determine how quickly you need to be seen.

If there are issues regarding safety or medical urgency, these can be responded to on the day of referral. Less serious needs may take a little longer.

This is a confidential service with information only provided to other agencies with the agreement of the service user. However, if there are any concerns raised regarding adults or children at risk appropriate action will be taken to safeguard their needs.

Useful links:

  • Moodjuice - is a site designed to offer information and advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions.
  • Beating the Blues - is a computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme for sufferers of depression and anxiety.
  • Breathing Space - is a telephone helpline where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice.