Older adults mental health team
The Older Adult Mental Health Team is a team of health and social care staff with special skills using a person-centred approach in working with people aged over 65 with severe and long term mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar and schizophrenia as well as dementia. We also support people over 18 who have complex cognitive disorders.
Our service provides:
- assessment and diagnosis
- psychological intervention
- medication management
- risk management including support where safeguarding concerns are raised
- care management
- carers' assessments
- support and education for primary care teams, integrated health and social care teams and other statutory, voluntary and private organisations providing care to older adults with mental health needs
A range of therapeutic groups (as well as one to one sessions) are run on a regular basis within the service to support both clients and their carers.
The service comprises of psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists, support workers, social workers, Admiral Nurses and administrative staff. The Admiral Nurse provides assessment for carers of clients who have a diagnosis of dementia who would benefit from specialist support to enable them to find ways of managing the behavioural symptoms of dementia and will signpost on to appropriate teams/agencies when extra support is required.
Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham
Broad Street Health Centre
Tel: 0300 555 1017
Fax: 0844 493 0206
Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
Referrals are made via fax, telephone call or letter direct to older adults access and assessment team. Please refer to the For clinicians page for more information.
Please note: From 1st February 2019 all referrals will be sent direct to a Single Point of Access at firstname.lastname@example.org. The current referral form on both these areas relates to referrals coming direct to our service which will cease at the end of January 2019.