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A wide range of services is available for people with mental health problems in Islington. If you are concerned that you or someone you know has a mental health problem, in the first instance you should go to your local GP surgery.
If you need to speak to or see someone urgently outside of GP hours, then you can contact the emergency duty team or go to the Accident and Emergency (A and E) department of a hospital in Camden or Islington.
The Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, which was previously known as Camden and Islington Social Care and Mental Health Trust, run local mental health services.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of mental health, social care and substance misuse services for people in Islington.
This link takes you to a leaflet that outlines the services available to residents of Camden and Islington aged 18 and over with severe and complex presentations who need a specialist secondary care mental health intervention.
It sets out how to refer people to Mental Health services, explaining how to use the Mental Health Assessment and Advice Team and Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team for referrals.
It also brings the phone numbers into one document, and complements the information on the website, www.candi.nhs.uk
Islington Psychological Therapies Service - iCope
iCope: Camden and Islington Psychological Therapies Service can give you the time to talk. We can help you learn ways to help yourself so that you feel more able to cope with your problems.
Please visit this website for more information on how to find free, confidential help for problems such as stress, worry, depression and insomnia: www.icope.nhs.uk
Tel: 020 3317 6800, Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm. Referrals can be made by phone, fax or by downloading an electronic referral form from www.candi.nhs.uk/gp and mailing it to, Islington Referrals: Cimemail@example.com
If urgent, contact our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team on:
Islington Tel: 020 7561 4278 / Fax: 020 7281 8276 or Out of Hours service (after 5.00pm) Tel: 0800 988 2149
What if you need to contact Children's, Adults or Mental Health Social Services during the evening, at night or the weekend?
If you have an urgent problem when offices are closed, Islington has an out-of-hours service for emergencies. An emergency is considered to be something that cannot wait until the next working day when the full range of services will be available.
To contact the Emergency Duty Team, call 0207 226 0992.
An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact arrangements. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.
The duty social worker will give advice and guidance over the phone on how to deal with the problem. You may be advised about other services which can help, or that it would be best to wait until the normal day services are available.
In some circumstances the duty social worker will visit you or the person who has the problem.
A social worker will contact you as soon as possible. However, at times when the service is busy there may be a delay before they can do this.
If you are concerned about a life-and-limb emergency requiring instant response, please consider whether you should also be calling another emergency service such as police or ambulance.
The council has a range of responsibilities under mental health, child care, community care and welfare legislation. The duty social worker can advise about:
5pm to 9am, Monday to Friday.
Twenty-four hours at the weekend and Bank Holidays.
All members of the team are experienced and professionally registered social workers.
For more information about professional registration, please visit the General Social Care Council website.
The Crisis Night Centre is available to Islington residents between 6.30pm – 7.30pm (for the Evening Structured Programme Mon - Thurs) then open from 7.30pm -10.30pm.Friday to Sunday the Crisis Night Centre is open from 6.30pm -10.30pm.
This is delivered at 18 Highbury Grove which is the location of Islington’s 24 hour supported mental health crisis residential service.
For further information please contact the Service Manager on telephone: 0207 288 1051 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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