Barking and Dagenham memory service/OAMHS

Barking and Dagenham memory service/older adults home treatment team

What does it do?

The memory service is provided by community mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, Admiral Nurses and Support Time and Recovery (STaR) workers. The memory service also works with other key partner agencies within the borough and engages the public through outreach work aimed at improving the understanding of memory loss and its causes. The service also participates in research activities that evaluate new treatments and interventions.

The Older Adult Mental Health Team comprises of psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists, support workers, social 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 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.

Who it is for?

The memory service offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and psychotherapeutic interventions to people aged 18 and over who present with progressive memory decline and difficulties with everyday activities. 

The Older Adult Mental Health Team is a team of health and social care 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.



Where it is available?

Local service (Barking & Dagenham).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham
Broad Street Health Centre
Morland Road
Dagenham
RM10 9HU

Tel: 0300 555 1016
       0300 555 1017
Fax: 0844 493 0206

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

Referrals

Referrals are made by fax, telephone call or letter direct to the older adults access team. All new referrals need to be made via the GP to exclude/treat physical causes for presenting problems. Please refer to theFor clinicians page for more information.

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Info last updated:

30/06/2016
Provider
Broad Street Health Centre,, Morland Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 9SU