CAMHS – CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
These are services that are available in every local area to help children and young people who have mental health difficulties. These services can help their families too. Mental health specialists work in team in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to make sure that each person gets all the help they need.
A professional who makes sure that all the people involved in your care are working together.
CBT – COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
Learning and practising new ways of thinking and behaving that will make life easier for you and others.
CMHT – COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TEAM
A team of mental health professionals who work together, each with different skills, to provide care for those with mental health issues who are not in hospital.
CPA – CARE PROGRAMME (PLAN) APPROACH
Health providers and social services work together to provide care and treatment to people with mental illness who are not in hospital. It is made up of four parts – Assessment, Care Plan, Key Worker and Regular reviews.
CPN – COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC NURSE
Psychiatric nurses who work mostly outside of a hospital, through GPs’ surgeries, community mental health teams, mental health centres or psychiatric units.
CTO – COMMUNITY TREATMENT ORDER
An order given to a psychiatric patient when they leave hospital to make sure that they continue treatment.