NHS mental health trust
An NHS Mental Health Trust provides health and social care services for people with mental health problems in England. They are one kind of NHS trust, the regional organisations that together form the National Health Service.
There are currently 60 mental health trusts. They are commissioned and funded by NHS primary care trusts (some of the larger primary care trusts may provide many of the mental health services themselves).
Patients usually access the services of mental health trusts through their GP (primary care medical doctor) or via a stay in hospital. Most of the services are for people who live in the region, although there may be specialist services for the whole of the UK. Mental Health Trusts may or may not provide inpatient psychiatric hospital services themselves (they may form part of a general hospital run by an NHS Hospital Trust). The various trusts work together and with local authorities and voluntary organisations to provide care.
Services provided by Mental health trusts vary but typically include:
- Counselling sessions - one-to-one or in a group.
- Courses - such as on how to deal with stress, anger, and bereavement.
- Resources - such as leaflets and books on mental health issues
- Psychotherapy - treatment sessions with a therapist. Commonly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- Family support - providing support to the family, friends, and carers of those with a mental health problem.
- Community drug and alcohol clinics - helping people to cope with addiction.
- Community mental health houses - supported housing to help people live in the community.
- Day hospitals and day centres - short-term outpatient sessions with a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or other mental health professional, and drop-in centres for peer support and therapeutic activities.
If more specialist hospital treatment is required, Mental Health Trusts will help with rehabilitation back into the community. Trusts may operate community mental health teams, which may include Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment, assertive outreach and early intervention services.
The Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Health Act 2007 cover the rights, assessment and treatment of people diagnosed with a mental disorder who are judged as requiring to be detained ("sectioned") or treated against their will. A Mental Health Trust will typically have a Mental Health Act team responsible for ensuring that the Act is administered correctly, including to protect the rights of inpatients, or of service users in the community who may now be under Community treatment orders. The Care Quality Commission is the body with overall national responsibility for inspecting and regulating the operation of the mental health act by the regional trusts.
List of MHTs
- 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
- 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
- Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
- Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
- Barnsley PCT
- Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Bradford District Care Trust
- Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
- Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
- Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
- Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
- Coventry Teaching PCT
- Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Cumbria Teaching PCT
- Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust
- Devon Partnership NHS Trust
- Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Dorset PCT
- Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
- East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Herefordshire PCT
- Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Humber NHS Foundation Trust
- Isle Of Wight NHS PCT
- Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
- Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust
- Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
- Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
- Mersey Care NHS Trust
- Milton Keynes PCT
- Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Norfolk PCT
- North East London NHS Foundation Trust
- North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- North Lancashire Teaching PCT
- North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
- North Yorkshire and York PCT
- Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
- Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
- Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust
- Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
- Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Plymouth Teaching PCT
- Portsmouth City Teaching PCT
- Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Sandwell Mental Health NHS and Social Care Trust
- Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Shropshire County PCT
- Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
- South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 
- South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
- South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
- Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
- Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
- Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
- West London Mental Health NHS Trust
- Wolverhampton City PCT
- Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
NHS Mental Health Services Trust — NHS Mental Health Services Trusts provide mental health services within the English National Health Service. [http://www.nhs.uk/England/AuthoritiesTrusts/MentalHealth/Default.aspx] They are commissioned to provide these services by Primary Care… … Wikipedia
NHS primary care trust — A Primary Care Trust may commission community health centres. An NHS primary care trust (PCT) is a type of NHS trust, part of the National Health Service in England. PCTs commission primary, community and secondary care from providers. Until 31… … Wikipedia
NHS Strategic Health Authority — NHS Strategic Health Authorities (SHA) are part of the structure of the National Health Service in England [ [http://www.nhs.uk/aboutnhs/howtheNHSworks/authoritiesandtrusts/Pages/Authoritiesandtrusts.aspx#q07 NHS Choices Authorities and trusts… … Wikipedia
NHS strategic health authority — NHS strategic health authorities (SHA) are part of the structure of the National Health Service in England. Each SHA is responsible for enacting the directives and implementing fiscal policy as dictated by the Department of Health at a… … Wikipedia
NHS Special Health Authority — A Special Health Authority is a type of NHS Trust which provide services on behalf of the National Health Service in England [ [http://www.nhs.uk/aboutnhs/howtheNHSworks/authoritiesandtrusts/Pages/Authoritiesandtrusts.aspx#q08 NHS Choices… … Wikipedia
NHS special health authority — A special health authority is a type of NHS trust which provide services on behalf of the National Health Service in England. Unlike other types of Trust, they operate nationally rather than serve a specific geographical area. They are a… … Wikipedia
Mental Health Act 1983 — The Mental Health Act 1983 (c.20) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which applies to people in England and Wales. It covers the reception, care and treatment of mentally disordered persons, the management of their property and… … Wikipedia
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health — The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) is one of several centres of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) tasked with developing guidance on the appropriate treatment and care of people with… … Wikipedia
West London Mental Health (NHS) Trust — The West London Mental Healthcare NHS Trust (WLMHT) was established 1st October 2000. The head quarters is situated in St. Bernard s Hospital Building. cref|HQ This is on the south side of the Uxbridge Road between the towns of Southall and… … Wikipedia
NHS West Midlands — is a strategic health authority (SHA) of the National Health Service in England. It operates in the West Midlands region, which is coterminous with the local government office region. Contents 1 General information 2 Full list … Wikipedia