Help For Severe Mental Health Problems

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find the latest information and advice about our services for vulnerable adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

Community Mental Health Teams work with you to develop your strengths and skills.

Our Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) look after people with severe mental health problems. They:

  • Help you identify personal goals.
  • Develop your strengths and skills.
  • Stop your illness negatively affecting you and your family.
  • Prescribe medication, see how effective it is and check for side effects.
  • Assess and manage risks.
  • Help you return to leisure, social and work activities.
  • Help you to live at home or find other options.

Assessing your needs

If you’re 16 to 64 years old, a health or social care worker can refer you to us.

If you’re 65 or over, you’ll need to be referred by your doctor (GP).

We meet with you to learn about your needs and decide what kind of care is right for you.

Where we work

We work in the local community and generally see people at an outpatient or the local team base. If the situation is urgent or travelling to a clinic is difficult, we may see you at home.


CMHTs won’t charge you for their services. However, there may be charges for other care services, such as attending a day centre.

Ages 16 - 64

Bournemouth West 

Hahnemann House
Hahnemann Road
B5 2JW

Hahnemann: 01202 584440

Turbary: 01202 521997

Bournemouth East

King's Park Hospital
Gloucester Road


East: 01202 705557

Central: 01202 705660

Southbourne: 01202 705551

Outpatients: 01202 705542

Over 65s

King's Park Hospital
Gloucester Road


Tel: 01202 705596

Outpatients: 01202 705545