Farnham Road Hospital,
Surrey GU2 7LX,
Telephone: 01483 528 116
Fax: 01483 443 691
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays)
Team Manager: Sharon Burns
SW Sector Manager: Anne Cornell
Out of Hours Contact
Trust Crisis Line: 0300 456 83 42
SMS texting for people who are deaf or hard of hearing: 07717 989 024
The Older People’s Community Mental Health Team offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for people over 65 who present with functional mental health illnesses; deterioration in cognition and/or dementia. Access to the service is via a single point of access, whereby all referrals are discussed by the multi-disciplinary team and the most appropriate range of assessment/treatment and support offered. Within the team we have doctors, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, social care practitioners and support workers. The team works closely with other services, such as social care, and also with the voluntary sector, particularly the Alzheimer’s Society, to provide positive support for people using services and their carers ensuring effective forward signposting where appropriate. A range of options are available depending on the needs of the person using services, these options will be discussed fully with individuals who present to these services.
Our Triage for Older People’s Services provides a single point of referral to our Community Mental Health Teams for Older People.
To make a referral please email email@example.com. If your referral is urgent please call 0300 222 5767 for further advice.
The service accepts referrals for people over 65 with concerns about their memory, including mild cognitive impairment, functional mental health problems (for example depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder) whose needs cannot be met in primary care, and who are not under the Adult Mental Health Services or discharged from adult services within the last year. Referrals will also be accepted for those whose needs cannot be met by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Service. Referrals for people with younger onset dementia are accepted based on assessment of need and in consultation with adult mental health services and/or neurology once a diagnosis has been confirmed.