Carlisle Community Mental Health Assessment and Recovery Team (CMHART) have welcomed staff from The Glenmore Trust, a charity which supports people with mental health problems and learning disabilities, to work alongside them providing enhanced support and care to patients.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, third sector organisations in Cumbria – including The Glenmore Trust – offered ‘mutual aid’ to health and care organisations which were facing staffing difficulties due to the pandemic.
As a result, several highly trained staff from The Glenmore Trust have been based alongside Carlisle CMHART, in their base in Portland Square, for the past few months.
Danny May, Clinical Lead for the Psychosis Team within Carlisle CMHART, said: “Having a third sector organisation working alongside an NHS service on a day-to-day basis like this, being in the same office and responding to challenging situations together, is quite innovative. It is early days, but we are all really encouraged by the positive impact this has already had for clinicians and patients.”
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