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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

ACOMHS, Community Mental Health Services

Accreditation for Community Mental Health Services (ACOMHS)

New edition of standards for community mental health services published (ACOMHS)

We are pleased to announce that the newest First Edition of the standards for community mental health services has now been published. Please download the full standards.

Following a successful pilot of the Accreditation for Community Mental Health Services (ACOMHS), the standards and process have been revised and we are now ready to accept new registrations. Teams wishing to sign up for a quality improvement review and accreditation against the standards can contact us for more information, or complete the joining form and return it to us.

The accreditation programme works with staff to assure and improve the quality of community mental health services for people with mental health problems, and their carers. It engages staff in a comprehensive process of review, through which good practice and high quality care are recognised, and teams receive support to identify and address areas for improvement. 

Involving service users and carers in this programme is a priority, and people with first hand experience of using community mental health services have been encouraged to get involved in all stages of the development process.

Accreditation assures staff, service users and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided.

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Information about recruitment for this scheme

The standards

Standards for adult Community Mental Health Services published in September 2016.


Development of ACOMHS

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If you have any questions or need more information, then please contact one of the team who will be happy to help



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Read the Winter edition of the ACOMHS newsletter!

If you have any suggestions for items you would like to see included in our next newsletter (due out in Summer 2018), we would love to hear from you.



ACOMHS 2nd Annual Forum - 11th April 2018.

We are now issuing a call for presentation proposals. We are open to all suggestions, it would be great to hear about innovative practice happening in services or current issues CMHTs are facing.

To discuss an idea, please contact the ACOMHS team on 020 7780 5755 or email the team on


Registration for the forum will open in 2018!