Medway Community Mental Health Team for Older People
We are a community mental health team based in Rainham, Kent, caring for people over 65 years old with a functional mental health difficulty or with dementia including young onset (aged under 65) in the Medway area. We also provide support and advice to professionals and carers.
The team is spilt into two “pods” covering East Medway (Rainham, Gillingham and part of Chatham) and West Medway (Strood, Rochester and part of Chatham) each led by a consultant psychiatrist.
The team assesses patients' needs and then offers appropriate services, including memory clinics for dementia, psychology services, groups, carer support and outpatient clinics.
Our team consists of psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers, psychologists, Admiral Nurses and administrators.
Referrals are mainly made through the GP but can be accepted from other health or social services professionals or by self-referral with the GP's knowledge and permission.