Older adults mental health service and memory service

The Older Adult Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary team. We practice a person-centred approach when working with people aged over 65 with severe and long-term mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and dementia.

The memory service accepts referrals for adults over the age of 18 who are experiencing progressive cognitive disorders. The service comprises psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists, support 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 know about dementia and enable them to find ways of managing the behavioural symptoms of dementia. The Admiral Nurse will signpost to appropriate teams or agencies when extra support is required.  

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

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 completed and emailed to this email address: BDOAMHT@nelft.nhs.uk
If you are a clinician, please refer to the Information for clinicians page