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CMHT

Background

Community Mental Health Team is a project under the Ministry of Health's (MOH) National Mental Health Blueprint (NMHB). Made up of psychiatrists, nurses, allied health staff and administrators, the team is dedicated to providing home-based psycho-social rehabilitation in the community. Patients suffering from major psychiatric illness who are living within the community have benefitted from CMHT services as the support from case workers is brought to the patients at their homes/ places of residence. This service is especially beneficial for patients who have difficulty coming to IMH or the satellite clinics regularly for follow up treatment. The team also provide support to the caregivers.

CMHT also has a Mental Health Helpline (MHH) manned 24/7 by trained counsellors. In addition to providing mental health advice, the counsellors de-escalate crises and triage risks over the telephone. If necessary, a team of psychiatric nurses might be activated to conduct a home visit during working hours, Monday-Friday 8am-6pm (public holidays not included).  

Training Provided

CMHT provides two types of training (fee applies) to our community partners:

  1. Basic Training (4 hours, 1/2 day)
  2. Skills Training (8 hours, full-day) 

The basic training increases participants’ awareness about common types of mental illnesses and introduces them to various resources and services in the community.  

The advanced skills training aims to equip participants with skills to deal with clients with disturbed, aggressive and violent behaviours or suicidal behaviours. Participants learn about the importance of tactical communication via interactive case scenario discussions and role-play. 

 

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