Serious mental health conditions can affect someone physically, psychologically and socially. We work across Somerset to provide specialist mental health services for working age adults living with severe, complex or enduring mental health conditions such as acute depression, psychosis, complex trauma or anxiety.
We have a range of roles in our teams including psychiatrists, doctors, psychiatric nurses, therapists and social workers. We work closely with patients, families, carers, the voluntary sector, local authorities and GPs to agree individual needs and goals and support recovery.
Within our service we prioritise the following things:
Following treatment and support, patients may be discharged back to the care of their GP or continue to receive treatment from our teams.
We see all new GP referrals within six weeks. GPs can also make emergency referrals where patients could be seen on the same day if needed.
For more detail about our services, such as eating disorders and employment support, please see our related pages.
How to access our service
Referrals to our service are made by a GP so patients are encouraged to make an initial appointment with their GP to discuss their needs.