Surrey KT16 9AU,
Telephone: 01372 216 599
Clinical Lead: Prof Ramin Nilforooshan
Clinical Nurse Specialist: Kelly Nolan
rTMS Technician: Isatou Tambajang
Consultant(s): Dr Hakan Yonel
Out of Hours Contact
Mental Health Crisis Helpline: 0800 915 4644
SMS texting for people with speech or hearing difficulties: 07717 989 024
Next Generation Text Service App or Textphone users (www.ngts.org.uk): 18001 0800 915 4644
Our specialist Affective Disorders Service is a tertiary service for people aged 18+ who have been diagnosed with conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety that have not responded to medications or therapies.
Second Opinion/Advice and Guidance:
The service offers assessments for patients with affective disorders that have not responded to traditional treatments. A full review of their file is undertaken, and an assessment booked with a consultant psychiatrist in the team. A full report will be sent to the referrer with recommendations for ongoing care and treatment to be implemented by the referring team. This may be treatment in an SABP clinic or service or advice on medications/therapies.
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation:
We currently offer repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in our clinic based in Chertsey. rTMS is a non-invasive, neuromodulatory technique which is NICE approved for the management of treatment resistant depression. It works be stimulating an area of the brain show to be less active in depressive disorders. It is generally well tolerated with few adverse effects. We are one of only a few NHS sites in the UK to offer this treatment.
We complete scales to assess symptoms of depression pre-treatment and post-treatment to determine how well the treatment has worked.
New treatments and services will be added to our service offer as they become available.
Download our leaflet: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation leaflet
Mental Health Crisis Support
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress you can contact our Mental Health Crisis Helpline on 0800 915 4644. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for mental health advice and support. More information at www.sabp.nhs.uk/help
People with speech or hearing difficulties can access the mental health crisis line by:
- Dialling us through the BT Relay App or Textphone: 18001 0800 915 4644. More information at www.relayuk.bt.com
- Sending an SMS text to 07717 989 024 (Please note this service is only available to adults aged 18 years and over).
- Epsom and Ewell
- Mole Valley
- Reigate and Banstead
- Surrey Heath
- West Elmbridge
We accept referrals from Surrey and North East Hampshire.
We accept referrals from consultant psychiatrists and GPs by email, you can find our referral form towards the bottom of the page:
Referrals for advice, guidance and second opinion will need to be funded by delegated commissioning so a referral will need to be made for consideration at panel prior to referral. We accept referrals for rTMS directly from referrers.
Once a referral has been received it will be discussed in our multidisciplinary team meeting which occurs on a monthly basis. The referrer will be informed of the decision and plan following this meeting.
Clinical responsibility for the person who is using our service will remain with the referring team whilst they receive care and treatment with us. We also ask that the referring team follow up as appropriate following their assessment or treatment
We also accept referrals from other trusts across the UK. For referrals outside of SABP please enquire using the contact details above. Funding would need to be obtained from local commissioning group prior to a referral being accepted.