Community Mental Health Teams

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) are a community based assessment and treatment service for people suffering mental health problems who are over the age of 18. The teams include clinicians from a number of different professional backgrounds. These include mental health nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and occupational therapists.

Contact Information

    East and West Caradon CMHT:
    Tel: 01579 373737
    Fax: 01579 342546
    North Cornwall CMHT:
    Tel: 01208 834300
    Restormel CMHT, Alexandra House and Newquay Hospital
    Tel: 01726 873377
    Fax: 01726 879379
    Carrick CMHT:
    Tel: 01872 221000
    Kerrier CMHT:
    Tel: 01209 318300
    Penwith CMHT:
    Tel: 01736 571000

    To find out which CMHT covers the area in which you live, please contact Bodmin Hospital switchboard on 01208 251300.

    Opening Hours

  • CMHT bases are open, Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 5.15pm

    Referral to the service

    To make a referral, please telephone: 0845 207 7711 or email:
    (Call to this number cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

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If you have a mental health problem which hasn’t been addressed by counselling or which is more complicated, your GP may refer you to a community mental health team. The CMHT will help you to manage any changes in your behaviour, feelings and thinking. This could include helping you to work out solutions to your current problems, developing your strengths and providing support so you become more independent.

Treatment may be on a one to one basis, in a group or could be with family and friends. Appointments with the CMHT can take place at home or in a community setting like your GP practice.

By working in this way, the community mental health team helps patients to retain their social status, wellbeing and place in the community.

Most people who come into contact with mental health services will be treated by a community mental health team. The team may call on the expertise of other teams in CFT if they think it would help your recovery.

Your GP or another health professional can refer you to the community mental health team. Alternatively, you can make a self referral.


Feedback on your Community Mental Health Team here.


Download the Community Mental Health Team leaflet