Central Wandsworth and West Battersea Community Mental Health Team is made up of a group of different mental health professionals who combinine their skills to offer support in community settings to help people recovering from a range of complex and enduring mental health issues.
- Service Contact: CWWBCMHT@swlstg.nhs.uk
- Service Category: Community
- Disabled access: Yes
- Address: Springfield University Hospital 15 Springfield Drive, London, SW17 0YF
- Reception hours: Monday - Friday 09.00-17.00
- Reception phone number: 020 3513 5000
About our care
Wandsworth and West Battersea Community Mental Health Team provide care and treatment for people with serious mental health difficulties, including but not limited to psychotic illnesses, mood and personality disorders, and other mental health issues.
The team offer broad range of medical, psychological and social treatments and interventions. They work closely with acute and crisis services, and mental health services in primary care to ensure that service users receive the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
As a multi-disciplinary service, the team is made up of a range of professionals including social workers, nurses, doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists and specialist workers providing employment support, benefits advice and social inclusion.
Who is this service for?
The team provide support for adults living in Central Wandsworth and West Battersea aged between 18-75 who have been referred and assessed by the Wandsworth Single Point of Access (SPA) team as requiring support for complex and enduring mental health issues.
This includes adults living with serious and enduring mental health difficulties such as psychotic illnesses, mood and personality disorders, and other mental health issues.
Referrals and access
Unless it's a mental health emergency, local GPs should be the first point of contact if struggling with mental health issues.
GPs can provide referral to the Wandsworth Single Point of Access (SPA) team who can in turn refer to Central Wandsworth & West Battersea Community Mental Health Team for further support as needed.
People referred to the service will work with the team to develop a plan for their care and support at the outset.
Alongside this, a named healthcare professional will help organise, manage and monitor this plan and will act as a main point of contact.
For those with more complex needs a dedicated care coordinator will provide this support.