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City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health

The City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health sits alongside Homerton University Hospital.

The unit provides a wide range of services available for people who require inpatient support and care for mental health problems or a mental health crisis. The unit aims to provide short and focused admissions in a 24 hour, seven days a week supportive and safe environment.


City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health
Homerton Row
Hackney, London
E9 6SR
United Kingdom

Opening hours
24 Hour Service
Telephone number
020 8510 8117

Further Information

We work closely with external organisations, stakeholders, statutory and non-statutory agencies which are there to support the patients on their journey to recovery.

As an inpatient care provider, the service focuses on the needs of the individual and provides care that is individualised and promotes recovery and inclusion. 

Full List of Services:

  • Blood Borne Virus Team
  • Psychology Address
  • Joshua (Male Acute)
  • Gardner (Female Acute)
  • Brett (Male Acute)
  • Connolly (Female Acute)
  • Ruth Seifert (Male Acute)
  • Bevan (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit)
  • Mother & Baby Unit

For other support across the borough, visit the Hackney Borough Council 'Find a Service' Directory.

When someone is admitted onto one of our wards, it is important that families and friends continue to support them.

It is a good idea to telephone the ward first to find out the visiting times and when is a good time to visit the person.

Our visiting times are usually from 2pm-8pm. But if you are coming a long way or will not be able to visit during those times, contact the ward manager. They will try to accommodate your needs.

Service users will appreciate small gifts, treats and items that they can use when in hospital. But mostly they will appreciate a conversation with you and news from the outside world.
Because we have to ensure our wards are safe and healthy, there are a number of items that you cannot bring onto our wards.

Click for everything you need to know about visiting someone on one of the wards in the unit