Perth City Community Mental Health Team

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Address Cairnwell, Lower Level 1, Maternity Unit, Perth Royal Infirmary, Taymount Terrace, Perth. PH1 1NX 
Contact person Elizabeth Fyfe, Community Mental Health Nurse. elizabeth.fyfe@nhs.net / Sally Orange, Community Mental Health Nurse. sally.orange@nhs.net 
Phone number 01738 413070 
Getting there View map  
University contact Miss Audrey Mears 01382 385948 a.mears@dundee.ac.uk 
Practice Education Facilitator Mr Alistair Drew 01382 660111 ext 13322 alistair.drew@nhs.net 
Remit Perth City CMHT (Adult) is a team of multidisciplinary staff working with individuals aged 16-64 years who are experiencing severe and/or enduring mental health problems. Approx. 790 clients open to Perth City CMHT 
Type of clients General Adult Psychiatry (Community) 
Key learning opportunities To work with clients and different professionals within the community mental health team
To increase knowledge of role and skills utilised by community mental health nurses including risk assessment, assessment, crisis work, assertive engagement
To increase knowledge about the different professionals roles, skills and responsibilities within this setting
To work with people who suffer from a wide range of mental health illnesses and how the care is tailored to individual’s needs
To increase knowledge and skills in working with this group of clients – to attend different clinics (health, depot, clozapine), group work (anxiety and depression, social, dialectic behavioural therapy), individual work in the community
To increase awareness of recovery and how it is being implemented within community mental health team
To increase knowledge of different treatment approaches e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy, occupational therapy, psychosocial interventions in the community
To increase knowledge about services available in the community
To increase knowledge about legislation from community perspective 
Preparation for practice See attached Reading List 
Attachments Perth_City_Community_Mental_Health_Team_(Adult)_-_Placement_Information.doc
Perth_City_Community_Mental_Health_Team_(Adult)_-_student_information_leaflet.doc
Perth_City_Community_Mental_Health_Team_(Adult)_-_Reading_List.doc
Last updated 12th December 2012