Mental Health

For children's mental health, please see the Child Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health topic page.

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.

The Thrive LDN toolkits contain agreed city-wide public mental health messaging and resources from the wide-ranging partners involved in Thrive LDN.

Good Thinking: Digital mental wellbeing for London toolkit (free wellbeing resources)

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

Area specific guidance for Camden

Mental Capacity Act template

The template was designed by a pan-London working group as part of the London GP MCA quality improvement project. To use the template, download the files from the IT Tools page.


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Dr Jonathan Levy, clinical lead for Mental Health

Camden Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr Jonathan Levy

Dr Louise Miller, clinical lead for Mental Health

Barnet Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr Louise Miller

Dr Uzma Abedi, clinical lead for Mental Health

Enfield Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr Uzma Abedi

Dr Ruth Embaie, clinical lead for Mental Health

Haringey Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr Ruth Embaie

Dr John McGrath, clinical lead for Mental Health

Islington Borough Mental Health Clinical Lead

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Service Updates

Changes to process for urgent mental health referrals

Barnet To make an urgent mental health referral in Barnet use the new referral form
Apr 20th, 2021
Service Updates

Brandon Centre Counselling and Psychotherapy service implementing referral cap in Camden

Camden From April 2021 the service will admit 20 referrals per month
Mar 30th, 2021

Barnet Council launches Shared Lives service, help to promote it

Barnet Please help the council recruit Shared Lives carers by putting up the poster in your practices
Mar 29th, 2021
Service Updates

Support #YoungLondon wellbeing campaign

NCL Wide Free digital mental wellbeing resources from Good Thinking
Mar 16th, 2021
Public Health News

Wellbeing resources available for Islington residents

Islington Please help to promote to colleagues and patients
Mar 11th, 2021
Service Updates

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust 24/7 Crisis Telephone Service

BarnetEnfieldHaringey Previous 0208 and 0300 numbers are being phased out and practices are asked to only give out and use the 0800 number from now on
Mar 1st, 2021
Practice Manager News

Did You Miss the SMI Physical Health Checks Data Extract Invite in CQRS?

Islington Please accept the invitation in CQRS
Dec 29th, 2020
Practice Manager News

Kooth Remains Online During Christmas/New Year

Islington Times and Twitter resources
Dec 16th, 2020
Clinical Updates

Extension of Serious Shortage Protocols: Salazopyrin/Fluoxetin

Islington Both extended to 8 January 2021
Dec 9th, 2020

Council Briefing Addresses Social Isolation in Islington

Islington Islington Council has produced a Briefing on Social Connectedness for Partners Working and Volunteering in Islington.
Nov 10th, 2020

Important Priadel® Update: Reversal of Discontinuation in UK

Islington No longer necessary to switch patients from Priadel®, until further notice
Oct 14th, 2020
Events & Training

World Mental Health Day: Webinar Series 5-12 October

Islington Supporting World Mental Health Day on 10 October
Oct 7th, 2020
Clinical Updates

Priadel® (Lithium Carbonate) Discontinued

Islington See NCL Joint Formulary memo
Sep 30th, 2020

World Suicide Day: Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Islington World Suicide Prevention Day is 10 September 2020
Sep 10th, 2020

Cash for Kids Funding Available

Islington Healthcare professionals can nominate eligible families
Aug 19th, 2020

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Islington A checklist on how to look after your well-being
Jun 24th, 2020

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Last updated: Apr 7th, 2021
Review date: Jun 26th, 2021