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Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) - Dorset Healthcare University NHS

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) - Dorset Healthcare University NHS logo

The service provided by the Community mental health teams (CMHT) focuses on those who require support and treatment for a mental health problems and are aged 18 years and over. 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.

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Venue/Contact Details
Various Venues across Dorset. See Website for Details.
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
See Journey Planner on the right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Times and Costs
Opening times:
See website for details of individual clinics opening times
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Referral process:
  • 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.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
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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.

See our website for more information and guidance.