Havering adult access, assessment and brief intervention team (HAABIT)

The access, assessment and brief intervention team (HAABIT) is a service for adults from age 18 needing community mental health services in Havering. Our team consist of psychiatrists, community mental health nurses, mental health social workers, support time and recovery workers, occupational therapists.We provide an initial mental health assessment and once assessed we may refer to other mental health services/organisations (e.g. social services). The team can offer brief interventions for up to six months.

If needed, we can offer:

  • full assessment of mental health and social care needs
  • access to a psychiatrist
  • access to psychological services
  • advice and information
  • crisis intervention
  • psychiatric medication review
  • if appropriate self-guided support
  • support with social problems
  • recovery and wellbeing approaches

We also provide a single telephone number for anyone enquiring about the following: mental health services in Havering, urgent mental health assessment, and the management of referrals to other specialist mental health services.

Patient information

Contact our service in Havering

Adult access and assessment team
Oasis House
28-30 Gubbins Lane
Harold Wood

Tel: 0300 300 1570 – Option 2
Email: HAABIT@nelft.nhs.uk
Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Referrals will be accepted from friends, family, parents or carers, and GPs or other professional. Self referrals will also be accepted.