Mental Health

The Healthy London Partnership (HLP) has developed a range of materials designed to support GPs if they suspect someone may be experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Download the materials from the HLP website.

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) Team

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) work on behalf of local authorities to carry out a variety of functions under the Mental Health Act (MHA). One of their key responsibilities is to make applications for the detention of individuals in hospital, ensuring the MHA and its Code of Practice are followed. It is the AMHP’s duty, when two medical recommendations have been made, to decide whether or not to make the application for the detention of the person who has been assessed under the MHA, also known as sectioning. This includes considering the correct legal frameworks (Mental Capacity Act, including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards), alternatives to admission, ensuring that the patient is involved, and identifying and involving their nearest relative.

If you require advice regarding a Mental Health Act Assessment or setting up an Mental Health Act Assessment, please contact your local AMHP team.

Area specific guidance for Islington

Islington Approved Mental Health Professionals team contact details

Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) t: 020 7561 4433
Out of hours (bank holidays, after 5pm and weekends) contact Emergency Duty Team (EDT) at Islington Council t: 020 226 0992




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Last updated: Mar 2nd, 2021
Review date: Jun 26th, 2021