Older adults mental health team

The Older Adult Mental Health Team is a team of health 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, admiral nurse 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.

Patient information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham

Broad Street Health Centre
Morland Road
RM10 9HU

Tel: 0300 555 1016

Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Referrals should be sent direct to the Single Point of Access at bdaa.team@nhs.net. Please refer to the 'For clinicians' page for more information.