Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) - Discharge
When will I stop seeing the CMHT?
You should be with the CMHT for as long as you need it. If you make a good recovery, your CMHT can transfer you back to the care of your GP, or another primary care service that gives less intense support. This is called being ‘discharged’.
The team should involve you in the discharge process. You can also involve family or carers if you would like.
When you are discharged from the CMHT you might get support from:
- your GP,
- social services, or
- voluntary organisations like Rethink Mental Illness or Mind.
If you need the help of your CMHT after you have been discharged, you have to be referred back to them.
If you move to a different area while you’re with the CMHT, the team needs to make sure that your care is moved to that area. They should keep in touch with you until you are able to work with the new team.
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