NHS Western Isles Community Psychiatric Nursing Team (Uists and Barra Team)

The Community Psychiatric Nursing (CPN) team organises and coordinates your care if you receive community-based mental health care (i.e. care outside of hospital). This includes carrying out mental health assessments, treatment and care. You are normally referred to a CPN if you have complex mental health problems and need more specialist help than a GP can offer. 

The CPN team aims to provide:
• nursing care for a person who is acutely ill.
• support for a person with a long-term illness helping them to live a full life in their own community.
• administration and monitoring, where required, of essential prescribed medication.
• advice and support to patients and their families in all aspects of their care.
• care and advice for the elderly confused patient and their families.
• support for those with psychological problems.

In addition, staff may be able to offer help to families who have developed problems as a result of a family member’s illness.

Referral Criteria & Process

The normal route of referral is from your GP or Psychiatrist to the CPN team. You will then normally be offered an appointment at your home or at your GP surgery.

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Last Updated: 07/06/2018

46 Winfield Way
Isle Of Benbecula

Age Groups: (19-25) (25+)

Over 18 years old

Fees: No