Your local Community Mental Health Team provides a range of community based mental health treatments and therapies including perinatal mental health support and eating disorder services for people who need support for their mental health issues. The CMHTs are split into two teams, the Adult service which is aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 64, and the Older Peoples’ service which is aimed at people aged 65 and above.
Community Mental Health Teams have core operating hours of 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday.
CMHTs take referrals from GPs, Acute Inpatient Mental Health Wards and from our Mental Health Teams such as LPMHSS, Crisis Teams and CAMHS for transitioning patients.
If you have previously been under the care of a Community Mental Health Team and have been discharged from the service within the last 3 years, you can re-refer yourself to the Community Mental Health Team under Part 3 of the Mental Health Measure where you will be assessed for help and support.
To re-refer yourself just contact your local CMHT and state that you would like to “re-refer under Part 3 of the Mental Health Measure” and the team will undertake a clinical assessment of your mental health needs to determine whether you would benefit from CMHT support again.
If you feel that you need support from your local Community Mental Health Team, speak to your GP to request a referral. Your GP will assess whether this is appropriate for you and if it is, refer you, and your local Community Mental Health Team will then do a thorough assessment with you to make sure you’re signposted to the right services.
If you are deemed in need of Community Mental Health Team support, together with you, the team will create a care and treatment plan to support you in the best way possible.
We have five adult Community Mental Health Teams and five older peoples’ Community Mental Health Teams in Powys. The adult and older peoples’ teams are co-located in the same buildings which are:
Ystradgynlais Community Mental Health Team
Ystradgynlais Community Hospital
Telephone: 01639 846 474
Brecon Community Mental Health Team
Ty Illtyd Mental Health Resource Centre
Telephone: 01874 615 050
Llandrindod Community Mental Health Team
The Hazels Centre
Telephone: 01597 825 888
Newtown Community Mental Health Team
Fan Gorau Unit
Telephone: 01636 617 300
Welshpool Community Mental Health Team
Bryntirion Mental Health Resource Centre
Telephone: 01938 558 969