Adult access and assessment team

BDAAT is the assessment service for adults aged 18 to 65 that need to access community mental health services in Barking and Dagenham.

We provide an initial mental health assessment. Once assessed we may: refer or signpost to other mental health services or organisations signposting to other services (e.g. social services); offer brief intervention for a time limited period. If needed, we can offer: full assessment of mental health and social care needs access to a psychiatrist talking therapies and other psychological help advice and information crisis intervention psychiatric medication review if appropriate self-guided support with social problems recovery and wellbeing approaches.

We also provide: a single telephone number for anyone enquiring about mental health services in Barking and Dagenham urgent mental health assessment where needed management of referrals to other specialist mental health services
Our team is made up of psychiatrists, community mental health nurses, mental health social workers, support time and recovery workers, occupational therapists.

Patient information

Contact details

Barking Community Hospital
Upney Lane
IG11 9LX

Telephone: 0300 300 1570 (option 3)
Fax: 0844 931 0133

Opening times
9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Referral is via GP or other professional. Self referrals can be made by family, carers or friends. Please refer to the For clinicians page.