Ripon community mental health team (CMHT)

Valley Gardens Resource Centre

Windsor House

Cornwall Road

Harrogate, HG1 2PW

Tel: 01423 852000

About the service

The Ripon community mental health team provide community mental health services for people aged 18 to 65 years, who are registered with a local general practitioner (GP) and who have a severe or enduring mental illness, which cannot be managed in primary care. The service also offer support to individual family members or carers.

The aim of the service is to:

  • Offer treatment and advice
  • Enable people to function as independently as they are able to in their own home
  • Make the best possible recovery within the limitations of their illness.

The care coordinator/lead professional will work with individuals to help them access treatment and offer support, to enable individuals to optimise their recovery. This may involve seeing more than one member of the team.

The team

The Ripon CMHT consists of:

  • Community psychiatric nurses (CPNs)
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Support workers.

How to access the service

Referrals to the service mainly come from GPs. However, referrals can come from a variety of sources including inpatient units, transfers from other areas and accident and emergency departments (A&E).