Date: 20 December 2014
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Adult Mental Health Services in Swale

Swale Community Mental Health Team

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) provide services to people living in the community aged between 18 and 65 who are experiencing mental health problems.

Referrals to the CMHTs are usually made directly through a GP.

The intake element of a CMHT acts as a single point of access for all referrals to mental health services that we provide.

If you are referred to a team they will assess you, signpost and offer short-term treatment as close as possible to your home.

Your support package may include a personal budget to give you more choice and control over how some of your needs are met. For more information about personal budget please visit the Live it Well website.

Teams are made up of social workers; community psychiatric nurses; occupational therapists; technical instructors; Support Time and Recovery Workers; consultant psychiatrists; clinical psychologists and medical staff and administration and secretarial staff.

Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team

The Crisis Resolution Home Treatement Team (CRHT) offer a service 24 hours a day 365 days a year. They provide services in response to crisis with community based assessment and treatment. They act as a Gatekeeper to inpatient care and offer an alternative to hosptial admission and facilitate early discharge.

Acute Mental Health Review

Do you want to have your say on the future of adult crisis care? Visit the consultation page to find out more.

Acute Inpatient Wards and PICU Facilities

Acute admission wards provide inpatient care with intensive support for patients in periods of acute psychiatric illness. Patients who are in an acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental health disorder, are detained in designed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) facilities.

Access to beds for admission to acute inpatient wards is through our Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams. The Acute inpatient wards for East Kent are all based in St Martins Hospital, Canterbury.

Acute Inpatient Services
St Martins Hospital
Littlebourne Road,
Canterbury, CT1 1AZ

Information about travelling to our sites.

Acute admission wards

Bluebell Ward, Canterbury

Fern Ward, Canterbury

Foxglove Ward, Canterbury

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) ward

Psychological Services

Personality Disorder Service

Find out about the Personality Disorder Service and how to access it.

Rehabilitation Service

Rehabilitation Services aim to prepare patients to become independent and live fulfilling lives in the local community. Inpatient units are staffed on a 24 hour basis. These provide care to people with complex mental health issues.

Visit the Rehabilitation Service pages.

We also have a vocational rehabilitation service providing vocational opportunities for people with severe and enduring mental health problems to have gainful work opportunities in a supportive environment.

Find out about vocational rehabilitation.


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