We offer assessment, treatment and support to older people with mental health problems, and, if they so choose, we also support their families and carers. We offer an alternative to hospital admission and support the early discharge of those who are in hospital.
We help people experiencing depression, anxiety, psychosis and other serious mental health concerns, particularly when these are complicated by poor physical health. We will work with older people who have had a serious deterioration in their mental health and require extra support and treatment to help them through this period.
We will offer you a combination of group and individual rehabilitation and treatment sessions designed to help you recover from mental illness, in a supportive and therapeutic environment.
Very flexible in meeting service user’s individual needs
Minimal time between initial referral and starting treatment with the service
Transport provided for those unable to use public transport
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.