NHS Staff Mental Health Service

NHS Staff Mental Health Service

Fast access for NHS Trust staff in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Our new specialist mental health service is for NHS staff. We provide rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment for moderate to severe mental health conditions, with specialist occupational support.

About the Staff Mental Health Service

The Staff Mental Health Service is commissioned by the Cambridgeshire and 
Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) to provide stepped-up mental health care for NHS staff. This is currently for anyone working at these NHS Trusts in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough:

  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT)
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH)
  • Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RPH)
  • Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (CCS)
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

Access to the service is arranged via referral from NHS Trust occupational health services, or your GP. Following a referral, the team will contact you within three working days to offer a flexible appointment for a first assessment. This can be online or in person, on an evening or weekend if more convenient. Use Attend Anywhere to join your online appointments.

Please contact our team directly if you wish to discuss a referral or any questions.

How our service can help you

SMHS team guide page Our specialist team provides confidential care and support, tailored to meet your individual needs and preferences.
This may include:

  • Psychiatric assessment and review
  • Psychological therapies
  • Occupational health support
  • Nursing input
  • Medication advice

Your privacy and confidentiality will be respected at all times. You can check our team guide to ensure you are matched with someone you are comfortable with.

Find out about therapies offered in this guide 

Download the Staff Mental Health Service leaflet

Urgent NHS mental health care

The First Response Service provides 24 hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice and support.

For help in a mental health crisis out of hours, call 111 and press option 2.

Useful mental health resources

The following links are provided to help staff using the service, and also staff and members of the public who would like to learn more about free mental health resources available in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the UK. Please contact us with any feedback or queries you might like to run past our service.

As a patient

As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Patient Advice and Liaison service  Contact the Trust