Haringey Mental Health Service
One in four of us will experience some form of mental illness during our lives.
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or other forms of mental distress it is important to get help as soon as possible. Options to consider include talking to a friend, professional counsellor or joining self-help groups.
- Who to contact
- Free, confidential online support service
- About the Mental Health Service
- Have you seen Equilibrium?
- Mental Health Strategy
If you are concerned about your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about, you should make an appontment with your family doctor (GP), who can refer you to Mental Health services. The sooner help is given, the sooner recovery can begin. Haringey Council works in partnership with Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust to provide social care assessment as well as medical treatment for people with problems caused by mental health.
General contact details
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Trust Headquarters Block B2
St Ann's Hospital
St Ann's Road
Tel: 020 8702 3000 Fax: 020 8442 5566
In an emergency where someone is putting themselves or others in danger, you should call the police on 999. If it is appropriate they will arrange an urgent joint assessment with Mental Health services.
If you or someone else has an urgent mental health need, you can get immediate help from the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) service:
- Tel 020 8702 6700
Additional contacts at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
The single point of entry to all healthcare services provided by the Trust in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey is via the Assessment service.
The Assessment service operates from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday and provides face to face patient assessments.
- Tel: 020 8702 5000 - then option 3
Please note: referrals can only be accepted from a local GP, social worker, voluntary organisation or other health care professional and that it is not possible to self-refer.
NHS 111 provides medical advice 24-hours a day, seven days a week including how to register with a doctor and how to access health services. NHS 111 provides a free interpreter service. To contact the service please dial 111.
Haringey residents going through a tough time or struggling with mental health issues can now get free online support.
Haringey Council and the Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group (local NHS) have commissioned a free, confidential online support service for all Haringey residents aged 16 or over experiencing mental health issues; such as anxiety and depression.
The online service is called Big White Wall and it provides safe, anonymous, online support 24/7, with a supportive community, information and self-help resources, and trained counsellors online at all times.
- Access is easy: simply go to Big White Wall website (external link) and enter your Haringey postcode
To date, 95 per cent of members reported feeling better as a result of joining Big White Wall, and 73 per cent shared something for the first time. Whatever you’re going through, Big White Wall is there to help.
One member says:
"It’s great here to just say what you feel and think without judgement, that’s helped me loads as I’ve always kept a brave face for the last few years with my depression and anxiety. It’s great to be among people who know exactly how you feel."
- For more information on the services offered please see this short film on the Big White Wall website (external link)
Haringey Mental Health Service is provided through partnership between Haringey Council, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and NHS Haringey. Most services are provided by the Mental Health Trust and include community mental health services (via our joint community mental health teams), as well as acute hospital inpatient services.
Social care assessments are carried out by social workers in the community mental health team, working with psychiatrists, nurses and other professionals.
You can learn more about services offered from the Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust website (external link).
The council also provides services for people with mental health issues, including:
- The Clarendon Recovery College
- The Haynes Centre (for people with dementia)
For more information about Council services, please use the links to the left of this page.
Use these pages and visit other key websites using the links from this page to find out about the full range of services available.
Magazine written and produced by Haringey residents recovering from mental illness.
Latest edition now available.
- See the Equilibrium page for more details
We have a Joint Adult Mental Health Strategy in Haringey. The strategy contains details outlining the modernisation of mental health services through the remodelling of services across the whole client/patient pathway which will have resource implications, including investment in community based care services across health and social care through disinvestment in institutional based care (hospital and residential care home) as appropriate to need.
We have also produced a Joint Older People’s Mental Health and Dementia Commissioning Framework (supported by the Lewis and Mary Haynes Trust). Our Framework reviewed how ready Haringey is to deliver quality services and work to improve the mental health and well-being of people in Haringey. Where we identified gaps, recommendations for action to make improvements have made, and we are working on how we can address these gaps.
In Haringey, the strategic direction is steered by:
- Health and Well-being Board
- Mental Health Partnership Board
- Older People’s Partnership Board
- Older People’s Mental Health Steering Group
For more information on our strategic work in mental health services, please see the links to the left of this page.
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