Community Mental Health Teams

What does it do?

These teams include community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, and psychologists and often have close working links with Social Services staff. These services vary; some are specialist, some generic. They include community support/home care, carers support and groups, respite stays in residential homes, outreach and day services (some specialist), and sitting services. Some services are located in community hospital settings and usually include memory assessment clinics, inpatient assessments, and day services. Some teams cover more than just memory loss and help with a full range of mental health problems in older people such as depression, anxiety, dementia and schizophrenia.

Who it is for?

Community Mental Health Teams for Older People (over 65 years of age) exist in many parts of Devon.

Where it is available?

Local service (East Devon, Exeter, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon).

How to access or apply for it:

For information and advice Tel. 0845 155 1007 or


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