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Adult Mental Health Community Services

It’s an exciting time to join us within AMH Community Services, as the Trust has secured significant investment to develop these services throughout the Nottinghamshire area. 

Our Adult Mental Health Community Services help our service users cope with periods of severe mental illness and work on their personal path of recovery. We work with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties across Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw. 

Our Adult Mental Health Community teams bring together a variety of services and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crises.   

Our services are run by dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive teams, and is a diverse and interesting area to work in, with great flexibility and excellent learning and development opportunities.

Working in Adult Mental Health Community Services

If you come and work for us, you’ll become part of a supportive and helpful workforce, with an established leadership team that are keen to support new staff members in their areas of interest and their skill development, allowing for personal growth and career progression. 

This is an evolving, innovative area to specialise in as a healthcare professional, where you will be able to quickly boost your skills and take on a varied clinical workload, whilst enjoying a high level of continuing support, professional development and supervision as part of a communicative and supportive team.

Career development

We have exciting opportunities across our service, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development in a safe and supportive working environment to help you achieve your career goals. We offer our staff a multitude of training, development and CPD opportunities.

Strong Culture of Multi-Disciplinary Team Working

We pride ourselves on a strong culture of multi-disciplinary team working (MDTs) including mental health nurses, nurse associates, peer support workers, occupational therapists, dieticians, psychiatrists, matrons, healthcare assistants, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, administrative staff, managers, and early career apprentices. Our patients, staff and carers are central to all that we do and we align our standards to the core values.

Flexible Working

The Trust is committed to the NHS People Promise and to the wellbeing of our employees. We recognise the need for flexibility in balancing the needs of the service with personal and family commitments and we will work to enable employee’s to successfully combine their working lives with responsibilities and interests outside of work. Employee’s requests will be granted unless there is a genuine business reason as to why the request cannot be accommodated.

Enhanced Salary

When you work with us, you’ll receive a competitive salary as a base. We also offer excellent enhanced rates of pay for any unsocial hours, including evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Our Services

The mental health conditions we see in our communities are wide-ranging and therefore our service provision reflects this. Our services include: 

Adult Mental Health Community Services comprise of three main areas: 

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHT)

CRHT provide intensive home support to service users aged 18 and over, through a range of referral routes. We also work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crises. 

The service ‘gate keeps’ all admissions to acute mental health wards, and our team aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment.

Local Mental Health Teams (LMHT)

The LMHT teams help patients and their families to cope with periods of severe mental illness and assess, plan and implement a personal path of recovery for each patient. 

Our LMHT bring together a variety of services including Assertive Outreach, Community Rehabilitation, Community Assessment Treatment Services, City Recovery Service, Social Inclusion and Wellbeing, Community Occupational Therapy Service and Medical Services.

Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP)

The EIP service is delivered through a multidisciplinary team of practitioners providing assessments and evidence-based treatments for people aged 14-65, who are experiencing a First Episode Psychosis (FEP) or an At Risk Mental State (ARMS) for the development of psychosis. 

The EIP service is run by a dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive team, who ensure service users are referred in a timely manner, and formulate recovery-focused care plans and relapse prevention plans. A good understanding of the principles, ethos, assessments and interventions associated with working within an EIP team is key.