Community Mental Health - Adults of all ages (CMHT - A)

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:

  • schizophrenia and psychotic or delusional disorders
  • affective disorders such as mania, manic depression and moderate/severe depression
  • eating disorders
  • Organic Mental Disorder
  • significant mental health problems following childbirth
  • phobias, anxiety disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • personality disorders that cause significant distress or risk to the individual or others.

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.

Where to access the service:



Referral

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.

Carers

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.

Locations

Community Mental Health Team - Adult (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours:Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00

Community Mental Health Team - Adult (Dorchester - Maiden Castle)

30-32 Maiden Castle Road,
Dorchester,
DT1 2ER

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: Yes

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.

Community Mental Health Team - Adult (Poole - Alderney Hospital)

/01202 305072
N/A
Ringwood Road,
Parkstone,
Poole,
BH12 4NB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: from 9.00 to 17.00


Community Mental Health Team - Adult (Purbeck - Swanage Community Hospital)

01929 422282
N/A
Swanage Community Hospital,
Queen's Road,
Swanage,
BH19 2ET

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: No

Disabled Access: Yes


Community Mental Health Team - Adult (Purbeck - Upton Community Health Centre)

01202 624747
N/A
Upton Community Health Centre,
Blandford Road North,
Upton,
BH16 5PW

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Community Mental Health Team - Adult (Weymouth and Portland - Westhaven Hospital)

01305 362 060
N/A
Radipole Lane,
Weymouth,
DT4 0QE

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

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.

Community Mental Health Team - Purbeck (Wareham - Wareham Community Hospital)

01929 552433
N/A
Wareham Community Hospital,
Streche Road,
Wareham,
BH20 4PG

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Community Resource Team - Adult (Weymouth - Weymouth Learning Centre)

01305 766 237
N/A
45 Dorchester Road,
Weymouth,
DT4 7JT

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Open Hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00-17:00, Friday 09:00-16:00

Occupational Therapy - Adult Mental Health (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

N/A
N/A
69 Haven Road,
Poole,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


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