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Adult Mental Health Community Services

Working With Us

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 teams comprises of three main areas:  - Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHT), Local Mental Health Teams (LMHT) and The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP).

Our multi-disciplinary teams consist of Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Doctors, Non-Medical Prescribers, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Peer Support Workers, Employment Specialists and Community Support Workers, providing rapid response for adults and young people who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis.

Our staff are highly skilled to 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. Some may require short term intervention and sometimes longer-term care plans will be put in place. We also work with carers and families involved in their care.



Our Teams

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.


The 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.



The Role

We’re currently looking for experienced practitioners from a Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Worker background to join our AMH Community team, as either a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner / Care Coordinator or  Crisis Care Practitioner.

Day to day duties of a practitioner consist of undertaking initial assessments and one-to-one interventions with service users and then devising and implementing treatment plans. They undertake caseload management under the Care Programme Approach and are able to establish and maintain robust communication networks with clients, carers, team members, other health care and social care workers, whilst using their interpersonal skills in diffusing potentially emotive situations.

Qualified practitioners within the team have the opportunity to take on additional training and development in any area of the service they are particularly interested in. A full induction package of support is offered to newly qualified clinicians nurses joining the team, and all are supported by an excellent mentor and preceptorship service.

This is an evolving, innovative area to specialise in as a practitioner, 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.