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Primary mental health treatment teams

What the service does
How to access the service
Location of service
Opening hours
Useful links

What the service does

Primary mental health treatment teams help adults aged between 18 and 65 who have mental illnesses that seriously affect their ability to function independently.

We promote and support mental wellbeing through brief interventions such as:

  • anxiety management
  • psychoeducation – providing information to patients in mental health services
  • behavioural activation – encouraging people with depression to do things they enjoy
  • medication concordance / monitoring / education – consultation between the healthcare professional and the patient
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions
  • mood monitoring
  • symptom stabilisation
  • mental health promotion

How to access the service

Most referrals to primary mental health treatment teams come from GPs. As part of the referral, we require detailed information about the mental illness involved.

Location of service and contact details

North Belfast team
Old See House
Tel: 028 9504 5069
South Belfast team
Agape Centre
236–266 Lisburn Rd
Tel: 028 9504 2900
East Belfast team
Woodstock Lodge
Tel: 028 9504 4906
West Belfast team
Maureen Sheehan Centre
Tel: 028 9504 5600 (option 2)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Useful links

Minding Your Head
Public Health Agency
Rethink Mental Illness
Mental health conditions, treatments and medications (Health and Social Care Board website)
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Patient and Client Council
Praxis Care

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