At St. Patrick's Mental Health Services Care Teams are Multidisciplinary.
What is an MDT?
“A mental health team comprising of a variety of professional staff. Core team members should include: psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists. Other special therapists may also be available”.
Mental Health Commission (2009:13)
What is the role of the MDT?
The different professions all have different areas of expertise, so that they can combine their skill sets if necessary to tackle complex and challenging mental health conditions. The multidisciplinary team meet regularly to discuss their work with individuals so that each service user has a care plan best suited to their individual needs. Some details on the most common MDT members are set out below.
In this section each of the team disciplines are explained.