Mental health topic navigation
Mental health services are listed within the specific mental health topic pages listed below. Any mental health service that does not quite fit into one of these specialist mental health topics will appear in the services section of this topic page.
Addiction, Bereavement, Child Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health, Dementia, Domestic Violence & Abuse, Fatigue, Gender Identity, Learning Disabilities and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Mental Health Crisis, Migrant Health, Perimental Mental Health, Sleep Medicine.
There are two main mental health providers within NCL
In addition to this, the local borough councils also provide some mental health support services.
For all new and existing mental health patient services, please visit the relevant council website:
MyHealthLondon has developed a range of materials designed to support GPs if they suspect someone may be experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
Thrive LDN toolkits contain agreed, city-wide public mental health messages and resources from the wide-ranging partners involved in Thrive LDN.
Good Thinking website provides a range of resources to help Londoners improve their mental wellbeing, including free NHS-approved apps, articles, blogs, podcasts, self-assessments, videos and workbooks.
Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) Team
Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) work on behalf of local authorities to carry out a variety of functions under the Mental Health Act (MHA). One of their key responsibilities is to make applications for the detention of individuals in hospital, ensuring the MHA and its Code of Practice are followed.
It is the AMHP’s duty, when two medical recommendations have been made, to decide whether or not to make the application for the detention of a person who has been assessed under the MHA (also known as sectioning). This includes considering the correct legal frameworks (Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) and alternatives to admission, as well as ensuring that the patient is involved and that their nearest relatives are identified and included.
If you require advice regarding a MHA Assessment or setting up an MHA Assessment, please contact your local AMHP team.
More information, including contact details, is available on the dedicated service page.