Our teams give community support to people over 65 years of age who have many kinds of mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, hearing voices, and dementia. We can also give support to people under 65 who have identified memory problems.

We have six teams:

  • Rowley Regis and Tipton
  • Smethwick and Oldbury
  • Wednesbury and West Bromwich
  • Wolverhampton North
  • Wolverhampton South-East
  • Wolverhampton South-West

When we feel that someone would benefit from our service, we meet with them to find out what their mental health needs are. Based on this meeting we make a treatment plan, which outlines the required support. The treatment plan can be changed to fit as time goes on. 

Our aim is to give people the support to live well in the community. We can help people with their medication and give advice on how someone can manage their own mental health needs. We can support someone to carry on with parts of their daily living like self-care, home tasks, and leisure activities. We also run a range of group sessions at venues in the community, and give one-on-one talking therapy sessions for such things as anxiety management and relaxation.

Working in our teams we have community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, occupational therapy technical instructors, and community health care support workers. We also work closely with psychiatrists and psychologists. This means we are more able to meet someone’s needs.

We normally spend time with people in their own homes for one-on-one sessions, and at various places in the community for group work.

Also, part of our role is to support carers. Where there is an acute mental health issue, we offer carer support as part of the treatment plan. When someone’s mental health is stable and the carer is in need of continued support, we can help the carer get in touch with the specialist carer support team for older adults.

We have an ‘open referral system’ which means that we accept both someone referring themselves and health professionals referring someone else.

Wednesbury and West Bromwich Community Team for Older Adults
2nd  Floor
Edward Street Hospital
Edward Street
West Bromwich
B70 8NL

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Tel: 0121-612-8213

Smethwick and Oldbury Community Team for Older Adults
Edward Street Community Team Base
Edward Street
West Bromwich
B70 8NJ

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Tel: 0121-612-8836

Rowley Regis and Tipton Community Team for Older Adults
Edward Street Community Team Base
Edward Street
West Bromwich
B70 8NJ

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Tel: 0121-612-8836

Wolverhampton Older Adults Community Mental Health Team
Brooklands Health Centre
Brooklands Parade,
Wolverhampton,
WV1 2 ND

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Tel: 01902 442420