General Mental Health

Here is a list of the general adult mental health services. If you cannot find what you are looking for please check the other mental health topic pages: mental health crisisaddicition, gender identity, dementia, homelessness, learning disabilities, migrant health, perinatal mental health and sleep medicine. For children's mental health please see the children, young people & family topic page.

Healthy London Partnership has developed a range of materials designed to support GPs if they suspect someone may be experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Visit the page to download the materials.

Mental Capacity Act template

The template was designed by a pan-London working group as part of the London GP MCA quality improvement project. To use the template, download the files from the IT Tools page.


Services

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ADHD Clinic – Adult

Adult ADHD services

Adolescent and Young Adult Service (AYAS)

For those between the ages of 14 and 25 who struggle with any emotional or relational aspect of being an adolescent or young adult

Adult Complex Needs Service

Adult complex needs teams provide a range of psychotherapies for those who need a specialised service

Affected Other's Support – CGL Some Space

Support for families/partners affected by someone else's drug and alcohol misuse

Age UK Camden Counselling Services

Asian Family Counselling Service

Charity offering counselling for the Asian population

Books on Prescription

Self-help books aimed at people with moderate mental health problems

Camden & Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service

Individual and group psychotherapy for those with mental health problems or emotional issues

Camden Primary Care Mental Health Network (C-PCMHN)

Routine referral, triage, assessment and a range of brief interventions for patients with complex mental health needs.

Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service (CCIWBS)

Bereavement counselling for adults living in Camden

Choices Islington

Advisory sessions on unplanned pregnancy and counselling for those struggling to cope with a voluntary/involuntary pregnancy termination.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice for people who work, live or study in Camden, including advice on benefits, housing, employment, debt

Community Speech Rehabilitation

Community SLT for adults with complex or chronic diseases, stroke, brain injury, or a who have had a fall

Cruse

Telephone bereavement support

Duty Social Worker

For emergencies and out of hours

Early Intervention Service (EIS)

For people who have presented to specialist mental health services with first episode of psychosis

Fatigue Service

Diagnostic and management service for CFS/ME at Royal Free

Floating Support Service

Advice and information on finding a home and avoiding homelessness

Grief Encounter

Information, guidance and support to bereaved children and their carers after a bereavement

Hampstead Counselling Service

Counselling and psychotherapy

Healthy Minds Community Programme

Workshops and courses for all within Camden to improve wellbeing

Home Treatment Team – Mental Health Crisis Team for Older Adults

Specialist support and treatment for elderly people in crisis

Hopscotch Asian Women's Centre

Support services for Asian women

iCope - Mindfulness Based Therapies

Mental Health

iCope – Psychological Therapies

Free advice for adults with a wide range of mental and physical problems, including stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia

IESO – Talking Therapy

Online talking therapy service for those struggling with depression, anxiety and other emotional problems

Interpreting Services

Face-to-face and telephone interpreting services and written translation service

Mental Health Act (MHA) Sectioning

Helps to determine whether the patient has a severe mental disorder and needs treatment under the MHA

Mental Health Recovery Team – North Camden

Mental health care for people with psychotic illnesses

Mental Health Recovery Team – South Camden

Supporting recovery of people with psychotic illnesses

Mental Wellbeing Centre – the Hub

Leisure activities, psychological support and therapy for patients with mental health needs

Minerva Project

Specialist support for women with a criminal history who are at risk of re-offending

Minority Services: Irish

Mental and physical health advice for Irish patients

Multilingual Mental Health Service: Nafsiyat

Culturally sensitive therapies, including language support

North Camden Crisis House

Residential care and treatment for people in mental health crisis in need of urgent care services

Open Minded (CAMHS)

For young people (under 18) and their families affected by behavioural disorders and emotional and mental health problems

Parent and Carer Counselling Service (PCCS)

Free counselling service for parents and carers

Personality Disorder Service

A range of clinical services for service-users with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder

Phoenix Wellbeing & Recovery Service

Mind in Camden's activities for those with mental health issues

Physical/Cognitive Disabilities: Exercise (Target)

Exercise programme for adults with long-term physical or cognitive difficulty

Psychology Stroke Service

Support for people who have had a stroke and/or their carers

Recovery College

Royal Free Eating Disorder Service

For young people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or atypical variations of these disorders

Samaritans

Support available for people bereaved by suicide

Scope – Employment Services

Employment services for disabled patients

Self-harm Support

Self-harm peer support group for young women and female to male transgender young people

Services for Ageing and Mental Health Community Mental Health Team (SAMH CMHT)

Community-based service for older adults with mental illness and/or memory problems

Sexual Problems

Service for people with sexual problems

Social Services

For adults in need of social-care support

Speech and Language Therapy

SLT for adults with communication or eating difficulties due to neurological impairment, mental health, learning disabilities or stammering

St Ann's Eating Disorders Service

Service providing out-patient and specialist in-patient care for those with primary diagnosis of an eating disorder

Talk for Health

A fast-access therapeutic talk resource 

The Benzodiazepine & Opiate Withdrawal Service (BOWS)

Specialist support to help patients reduce long-term use of benzodiazepines, sleeping tablets and opiates

The Camden Society

Supporting those with learning disabilities in housing, employment and learning services

The Greenwood Centre

Community activities for adults with profound and multiple disabilities

Traumatic Stress Clinic

Psychological treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder

West Euston Partnership – Job Co-op

Aims to improve the self-confidence and employability skills of all local people

Women and Health

Affordable treatments for local women, including psychological support

Women at the Centre (Building Better Opportunities)

Service for long-term unemployed and economically inactive, BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) women in Central London