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Mental health topic navigation:

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, Social prescribing

Mental health services are listed within the specific mental health topic pages listed above. Any mental health service that does not quite fit into one of these specialist mental health topics will appear at the bottom of this topic page in the services section.


There are two main mental health providers within NCL:

  1. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
  2. Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust

In addition to this, the local borough councils also provide some mental health support services.


MyHealthLondon has developed a range of materials designed to support GPs if they suspect someone may be experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Download the material from the MyHealthLondon website.

The Thrive LDN toolkits contain agreed, city-wide public mental health messages and resources from the wide-ranging partners involved in Thrive LDN.

The 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.


Area specific guidance for Islington

The Islington Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) team can be contacted Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)
t: 020 7561 4433 
e: islingtonamhpdutyteam@candi.nhs.uk

For out of hours queries (bank holidays/after 5pm/weekends), contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) at Islington Council
t: 020 226 0992

For all new and existing mental health patient services, please visit the Islington Council website.


Area specific guidance for Barnet

The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) team can be contacted by calling 020 8702 4103/4104 and is based at the Dennis Scott Unit, Edgware Hospital.

If a person requires a Mental Health Act assessment because of an acute mental health episode and it is felt that they are at risk to themselves and/or others, a referral can be made to the AMHP team who can assess the situation at the person's home, in hospital, at the police station or at any other place of safety (in and out of hours).

For all new and existing mental health patient services, please visit the Barnet Council website.


Area specific guidance for Enfield

The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) team can be contacted by calling 020 8702 4103/4104 and is based at the Dennis Scott Unit, Edgware Hospital.

If a person requires a Mental Health Act assessment because of an acute mental health episode and it is felt that they are at risk to themselves and/or others, a referral can be made to the AMHP team who can assess the situation at the person's home, in hospital, at the police station or at any other place of safety (in and out of hours).

For all new and existing mental health patient services, please visit the MyLife Enfield website.


Area specific guidance for Haringey

The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) team can be contacted by calling 020 8702 4103/4104 and is based at the Dennis Scott Unit, Edgware Hospital.

If a person requires a Mental Health Act assessment because of an acute mental health episode and it is felt that they are at risk to themselves and/or others, a referral can be made to the AMHP team who can assess the situation at the person's home, in hospital, at the police station or at any other place of safety (in and out of hours).

For all new and existing mental health patient services, please visit the Haringey Council website.


Area specific guidance for Camden

For all new and existing mental health patient services, please visit the Mental Health Camden website.


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Dr Louise Miller

NCL Wide

NCL Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr Jonathan Levy

Camden

Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr Uzma Abedi

Enfield

Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr Ruth Embaie

Haringey

Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr John McGrath

Islington

Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead


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Review date: Monday, 12 July 2021