Responsibilities of the service

Its responsibilities include:

  • Mental health assessment and treatment within a primary care setting.
  • Advice/risk assessment for the primary care counselling and IAPT service.
  • Provide a link between primary and secondary care mental health services
  • Providing expert assessment where issues are unclear or where triage is required to ensure the patient gets to see the most appropriate mental health practitioner to meet their needs.
  • In house support for primary care practitioners on the treatment of patients experiencing mental health problems.