We work closely with our community mental health teams and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). We also provide support to our community eating disorder service, forensic CAMHS, national deaf CAMHS, and our Somerset team for early psychosis.
We also work with health and social care teams outside of the NHS, including the Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service, children’s social care teams and the Family Intervention Service (previously GetSET & Team 8).
We have a good understanding of the many therapeutic approaches that help to support a wide range of difficulties. Where possible we would try to allocate a clinician with the skill base that best meets the needs you shared with us at our first meeting or in the referral sent to us.
We have many different registered and unregistered clinicians working for the team, including mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, specialist CAMHS psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, child and family support workers, team secretaries, team managers and an operational manager who oversees the whole service.
We have two dedicated CAMHS psychiatric liaison teams at Yeovil Hospital and Musgrove Park Hospital. We have up to three senior registered clinicians working at each hospital, seven days a week. In addition to this, our consultant psychiatrist, who works for our enhanced outreach team, also supports our teams to create safe and appropriate plans before and at the point of your discharge from hospital.