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Mental health services for older people (MHSOP) - Teesside

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The Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services for older people with a ‘functional’ illness, such as depression, psychosis or anxiety, and for older people with an ‘organic’ mental illness (conditions usually associated with memory loss and cognitive impairment), such as dementia.

These services are delivered via the community mental health team (CMHT) providing mental health assessments for people living in the Teesside who have memory problems or who have other mental health problems (eg anxiety, depression etc).

The service has a memory clinic that assesses and diagnoses people with dementia. They provide ongoing support to the patient and their carer’s, prescribe medication if appropriate and monitor their mental health.

The team accepts people who are predominantly aged 65 and over. However if the patient is younger but it is felt that the service is best placed to meet their needs, the team will assess them.

Treatment and therapies offered

The service promotes the recovery model with its patients and offers some sessional group work, if appropriate, to support this. This promotes independence, building on strengths and assets of the individual within their preferred setting.

Group sessions for memory rehabilitation may be offered. For example, the cognitive stimulation therapy group, which is a series of sessions that assist in the maintenance of cognitive functioning for patients who have a diagnosis of dementia.

The service also offers individual therapies with the patient, and support and assistance for relatives and carers.

Examples of the treatments and therapies that may be offered include:

  • > Cognitive stimulation therapy groups
  • > A step to recovery group
  • > Occupational therapy assessments
  • > Social care assessments, which may result in the introduction of personal budgets to provide care for the patient to best meet their needs
  • > Medical assessment and medication in co-operation with the GP.

For more information aboout the Community Mental Health Team in your area please visit the link below:

Community mental health team - Stockton

Community mental health team - Hartlepool

Community mental health team - Middlesbrough

Community mental health team - Redcar and Cleveland

During our Ramadan Broadcast in Association with the BME Network CIC we spoke to Dr Hashim Mohammad and Lisa Parker from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust about the Memory Clinic Service, to hear the Interview please follow the link below:

Healthy Ramadan Show with Idrees Rashid Interview with Dr Hashim Mohammad and Lisa Parker Memory CS



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