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Staff Mental Health Service (SMHS)

The service is for all CUH staff (clinical and non-clinical) experiencing moderate to severe mental health symptoms that are impacting significantly on their functioning. The multi-disciplinary team offers rapid access to psychiatric assessment and advice.

Following your assessment, you may be offered one, or a combination, of the following:

  • ongoing psychiatric review
  • brief mental health interventions delivered by our clinical nurse specialist team
  • evidence based psychological interventions delivered by clinical psychologists
  • OH advice and support
  • signposting or referral to other services who can provide more appropriate support

You can be referred to SMHS via the CUH Occupational Health Team (Tel: 01223 216767) or via your GP. Most appointments are offered remotely via video call.

Please be aware that the SMHS is NOT an emergency mental health service. For urgent mental health concerns please contact the First Response Service (available 24/7) by calling 111 and selecting option 2.

People requiring standalone psychological therapy for mild to moderate common mental health problems (e.g., depression, anxiety, OCD, single event trauma) should self-refer to their local Improving Access of Psychological Therapies Team. You can search for your local service via: (opens in a new tab)

Please follow the link for more detailed information about our service (opens in a new tab)