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Community Mental Health Teams

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) work in partnership between Health and Social Services along with other voluntary sector providers.

CMHTs provide care for working age adults (18-65 years) who have moderate to severe, unstable mental health problems.

Individuals with mild to moderate difficulties or those whose symptoms are stable are advised to see the Primary Mental Health Support Service.

In Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Community Mental Health Teams serve populations according to their GP practice.

Community Mental Health Teams aim to:

  • Promote health and recovery
  • Provide a local response to local people
  • Deliver individualised care based on a persons needs
  • Offer a variety of services including assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Utilise a range of therapies, techniques and social interventions 
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Adult Mental Health Specialty

Psychologists in the Adult Mental Health Specialty provide input to all 8 of our adult Community Mental Health Teams across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. 

Accessing the Services

Referrals to CMHTs are usually made by GPs although referrals are taken from other organisations or professionals if appropriate.


The Community Mental Health Teams provide a range of interventions to meet different levels of need from assessment and advice through to treatment and care coordination.

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