Tower Hamlets Mental Health Liaison and Psychological Medicine
The Tower Hamlets Mental Health Liaison and Psychological Medicine (MHL) team provides a mental health assessment to people of all ages (16+) in Tower Hamlets.
The service will assess patients who attend the A&E department at the Royal London Hospital, and also provides mental health assessment to inpatients at The Royal London Hospital, Mile End Hospital or the London Chest Hospital.
The multi-disciplinary team combines expertise in adult and older people’s mental health to provide assessment, treatment and management of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, dementia, schizophrenia and any other mental health or psychological problem in a ward setting or in the A&E department. They can also provide specialist alcohol and drug support.
The High Intensity User Team (HIUT) supports service users who use emergency services (LAS & A&E) more than ten times in 12 months. The tea msupoorts the wider health system in Thower Hamlets but also across a wider goegraphical area by providing a MDT approach to complex presentations.
The Rough Sleepers Mental Health Project (RAMHP) aims to improve the mental health of Rough Sleepers in east London by providing mental health assessment and person centred care plans and to help exisitng services work together more effectively for this population.
Tower Hamlets Mental Health Liaison Office
David Hughes Building
London E1 1BB
Royal London Hospital - A&E Dept New Hospital
Stepney Way, Whitechapel
The team assesses people who attend the A&E department at the Royal London Hospital. Either people who refer themselves or referral by a GP or other concerned agencies via the triage nurse in the A&E Department.
Any health or social care professional can refer to the HIUT team. Referrals can be made to email@example.com
RAMHP can only accept referrals from street outreach teams (SORT) and they can make referrals by telephone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
People in mental health crisis should attend the Reception area in A&E.
The team will assess anyone with a mental health problem who is in crisis, including anxiety, depression, dementia, schizophrenia and any other mental health or psychological issue.
The team will see people in the A&E department who are experiencing a mental health crisis or an serious mental health episode. They will try to understand what has been happening, the cause of the deterioration, support already in place for the individual and with them, work on a plan going forward.
Additionally, the team will assess people admitted to hospital with physical health issues who may have an existing mental health issue, or be mentally unwell due to shock, trauma, distress or other causes.
People will be assessed by one of a team of mental health practitioners.