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We operate 13 community mental health teams (CMHTs) across Dorset (including Bournemouth and Poole) to support people at home and prevent unnecessary admissions into hospital.
The CMHTs provide care, advice and information for people aged 18 and over with significant mental health problems, including:
Our goal is to help people manage, or recover from, their conditions and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Our friendly, specialist CMHT staff offer support with accessing housing and employment opportunities, as well as physical healthcare services, and can also advise on specialist treatment options available. They work in partnership with individuals, and their relatives/carers, to tailor care to a person’s own specific needs and aspirations.
CMHTs work closely with GPs, day hospitals, social care day centres and care homes. They provide care in accessible, safe locations, and treat people with dignity and respect.
If you or your loved one would like to see your local CMHT and have not used the service before, please ask your GP – or any other local health/social care professional – to make a referral.
If you provide regular and substantial support to someone with mental health problems, you are entitled to an assessment of your own needs. CMHTs employ carers officers, who can help to arrange this – simply contact the team which is supporting the person you care for.
More general information about the support available to carers is available on our carers page.
Disabled Access: Yes
Open Hours:Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00
Open Hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
The Dorchester AMH (Adult Mental Health) Team are based at Maiden Castle Road. The building was once a nursing home which has been converted to house a number of specialist teams working for Dorset Healthcare. The Dorchester AMH Team offer assessment and specialist talking, social and medical treatments to people of working age who have a moderate to severe mental health conditions. The team is a fully integrated team and is made up of Nurses, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Social workers, Occupational Therapist and support workers, all offering specialist interventions which support people in managing their mental health. The team link extensively with a wide range of partners from the Health Service, Dorset County Council and Local Community in enabling individual needs to be met.
Opening Times: from 9.00 to 17.00
Open Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00
The aim of our service is to provide you with a seamless high quality care, closer to your home, and working in partnership with your GP, Social Services, and local health providers. Our ambition is to support you in keeping healthy and in your home for as long as possible. We provide skilled and competent who will work in partnership with you and your carers to assist you in regaining or understanding your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Disabled Access: No
Open Hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00-17:00, Friday 09:00-16:00