Choice and Control Peer Coaching Service

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Through the Choice and Control Peer Coaching service, a person will be offered up to 10 hourly sessions with a peer coach to focus on what is important to them, how they want to improve their health and wellbeing, and assistance taking the first steps towards these goals.

Eligibility criteria


  • registered with an Islington GP or a resident of Islington
  • age 18+
  • and in one of two client groups:
    • People who have a severe mental illness and need support to engage with their health and wellbeing, including their GP health checks.
    • People who have all of the following:
      • A mental health diagnosis, or their physical health condition is affecting their mental health
      • A long-term physical condition, which is something that cannot be cured but can be managed (e.g. diabetes or chronc obstructive pulmanary disorder) 
      • A social challenge that means they are struggling to manage one or more aspects of their day to day living*

*The person may already have support from Adult Social Care; this won't affect their Choice and Control eligibility.

Being eligible for Choice and Control doesn't mean that a person meets the thresholds used by the council and Adult Social Care.


If unsure whether a client meets the inclusion criteria, please send a referral for review by the service.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, Anyone can refer to the service

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Choice and Control  > Choice and Control Referral Form GPs 



t: 07970 198 572



Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

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Contact Name

Cerdic Hall, Nurse Consultant - Primary Care, Service Manager

Email Address


Phone Number

t: 07970 198 572


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Last updated: Dec 15th, 2021
Review date: Sep 24th, 2021