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Direct referrals

Direct referrals can be made by GPs or any other health, social care or emergency services professional to our services. The Assessment and Advice Team is your first point of contact if you have an enquiry.

To refer to the following services: Community Mental Health, psychosis, Outreach and Services for Ageing and Mental Health you will need to contact the Assessment and Advice Team

Assessment and Advice Team

This team carries out comprehensive assessments of mental health and social care needs. All referrals can be made via this service and will either be assessed,advice given or sent on to a specialist team.

The service is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm

Tel: 020 3317 7300

E: Cim-tr.aat-referrals@nhs.net


Method: Referrals can be made by phone, email or using the referral form

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team

This service provides care for all people with mental health problems who are in crisis.

Method: Referrals are by phone only


For help and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week telephone: 020 3317 6333

We will give you an immediate response and advise of our plan. We will assess the individual within 24 hours. You will receive a copy of this assessment within 24 hours of the assessment.

Substance Misuse Service (SMS)

This service provides treatment for people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol and have a complex range of needs.The service is closely integrated with social services and works closely with partner agencies from local charities to provide a full range of services.

Camden Drug Service
Tel: 020 3317 6000
Fax: 020 3317 6363

Camden Alcohol Service
Tel: 020 3227 4950
Fax: 020 3227 4959

Islington Drug Service
Tel: 020 3317 6240
Fax: 020 7690 3588

Islington Alcohol Service
Tel: 020 3317 6650
Fax: 020 7813 8742

Method: Referrals to this service can be accepted by phone or fax. People can usually self-refer to SMS and should contact their local service for advice and to arrange an assessment

IAPT/iCope

The Improving Access to Psycholoical Therapies (IAPT) services provide psychological interventions and therapies for people with common mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders and depression within Camden and Islington GP practices and community settings. 

Method: GPs can make referrals to the IAPT staff who are linked to their GP practice. Patients can also self refer to the services’ self referral lines.

For general enquiries about the service practice staff can telephone Camden iCope on 020 3317 5600 or Islington iCope on 020 3123 1000.

Early Intervention Service (EIS)

The Early Intervention Service is for people presenting with mild to severe psychotic phenomena for the first time. They may also have depressed mood,anxiety and/or other behaviours. These are likely to include schizophrenia,schizotypal, delusional and bipolar disorders. Drinking or drug-taking may be present, but will not be the only problem.

Tel: 020 3317 6590
Fax: 020 7813 8720

Method: Referrals can be accepted by phone and fax.

Memory Service

The Memory Service provides assessment, diagnosis and sign-posting for people. The Memory Service provides assessment, diagnosis and sign-posting for people with a suspected or progressive memory impairment.

The Memory Service can take direct referrals or be accessed through the Assessment and Advice Team.
Islington Memory Service
Tel: 020 7561 4198 
Fax: 020 7619 3590 / 020 7281 7107
Camden Memory ServiceTel: 020 3317 6584
Fax: 020 7431 6987

Method: Referrals can be accepted by fax and letter.

Focus Outreach and Street Population Service

These teams work with single homeless people with mental health problems aged 18 and over within the London borough of Camden.

Method: Referrals can be accepted by telephone on 020 3317 6590.

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