Community Mental Health Teams (Older People)

There are five Community Mental Health Teams for Older People (CMHTOP) based in four Northern Trust geographical localities (see below for locations).

The multidisciplinary team provide a range of services to individuals with mental health needs to include, individuals living with a dementia irrespective of age, and individuals with a mental illness aged over 65. In addition the team provides a range of services and supports for carers of individuals known to CMHTOP.

Each team works with a range of professionals within primary and secondary care and the independent, voluntary and community sectors. The aim of each CMHTOP is to enable each person living with a mental illness and their carer to be supported to lead as independent a life as is possible with support.

Referral to CMHTOP
There is a single point of access for referrals through the General Practitioner. CMHTOP accepts direct referrals from the Rapid Assessment Interface Discharge (RAID) service.

Hours of service
CMHTOP provides a service from 9.00am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

Contact details
Main Office
Mental Health Services for Older People
Assistant Director: Mrs Kate Lambe
Head of Service: Mrs Maureen Serplus
Noble House
Holywell Hospital
60 Steeple Road
Antrim
BT41 2RJ
Tel: 028 9441 3119

Locality Managers
(To be appointed) - is the Locality Manager responsible for Antrim/Ballymena CMHOPT and Causeway CMHOPT and can be contacted on 028 2563 5591.

Tanya Carson is the Locality Manager responsible for Larne/Carrick CMHOPT, Newtownabbey CMHOPT and Magherafelt and Cookstown CMHOPT and can be contacted on 028 9441 3650.

Teams

Antrim/Ballymena CMHTOP
Team Leader: Mr Stephen Larkin
Holywell House
Holywell Hospital
60 Steeple Road
Antrim
BT41 2RJ
Tel: 028 9441 3650

Causeway CMHTOP (Ballymoney/Coleraine/Moyle)
Team Leader: Fiona Connor
Rosebrook House
Brook Street
Coleraine
BT52 1QG
Tel: 028 7034 3084

Larne/Carrick CMHTOP
Team Leader: Alison Cook
Beeches Resource Centre
76 Avondale Drive
Ballyclare
BT39 9DB
Tel: 028 94424322

Magherafelt/Cookstown CMHTOP
Team Leader: Helen Gault
52 Orritor Road
Cookstown
BT80 8BH
Tel: 028 8672 3846

Newtownabbey CMHTOP
Team Leader: Angela Reid
Beeches Resource Centre
76 Avondale Drive
Ballyclare
BT39 9DB
Tel: 028 9442 4322

 

Page last updated:05 June 2017