|Aims and Objectives:|| The Lochaber Community Mental Health Service works with adults who have short or longer-term mental illness or mental health needs and/or their carers.
Within this we have an Addiction Service working directly with service users, offering advice and support to other agencies and developing Services for the area.
As well as our Mental Health professionals offering Occupational Therapy, Community Nursing, Social Work, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychological Services we also have Outreach Support Workers across the community and a Consultant Psychiatrist, working as part of our team. Our Service offers one-to-one individual contact, family or group work.
A Dementia Assessment Worker works across Community Care and Community Mental Health services to support people experiencing dementia and/or their carers.
We also have ‘transitional’ links with Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services if a young person reaching adulthood still requires a Service for their mental health needs.
We work with the Highland Users Group (representing users of mental health services) as well as GPs, Social Work Teams, the Voluntary Sector, Health, Housing, CAB and other agencies.
We work across the whole of the Lochaber area, including the Small Isles, and have named professional staff linking in with each GP base both town or rural. We develop new services and continue to monitor existing services via local Mental Health action and implementation groups.|