Community Mental Health Nursing Service (NHS Western Isles)

The Community Mental Health (CMH) team organises and coordinates your care if you receive community-based mental health care (i.e. care outside of hospital). This includes carrying out mental health assessments, treatment and care. You are normally referred to a CMH professional if you have complex mental health problems and need more specialist help than a GP can offer.

The CMH team aims to provide:

  • nursing care for a person who is acutely ill.
  • support for a person with a long-term illness helping them to live a full life in their own community.
  • administration and monitoring, where required, of essential prescribed medication.
  • advice and support to patients and their families in all aspects of their care.
  • care and advice for the elderly confused patient and their families.
  • support for those with psychological problems and onward referral to Clinical Psychologist, if required.

In addition, staff may be able to offer help to families who have developed problems as a result of a family member’s illness.

The normal route of referral is from your GP or Psychiatrist to the CMH team.

There is always a member of staff available outwith normal working hours and they can be contacted through NHS24, freephone 111.

Opening times

Normal opening times

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00

Contact details

Lewis & Harris Area
01851 703 069
Uists & Barra Area
01870 602 918
01871 810 895
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Springfield Road

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Last Updated: 18/10/2022

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