Kingston Community Mental Health Team for older people and memory service
Who we are
We are a Community Mental Health Team for Older People and Specialised Memory Assessment Service. We assess and treat people with depression, psychosis, dementia and other mental health problems that cannot be managed within primary care. We have an established team of Community Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Support Workers and a Dementia Nurse Specialist. We also have highly experienced Consultant Psychiatrists and a Psychologist which help to assess an diagnose mental health issues in older adults.
Who is the service for
We provide services for older people aged 75 and over with a mental health problem but we also accept referrals of younger people where frailty is of a level where their needs can be best met by this service. We accept referrals to the Memory Service of people younger than 75 where memory is the primary concern. We also assess and treat people who already have a diagnosis of dementia who may have additional mental health symptoms.
Conditions we treat
Where to find us
Red Lion Road
Telephone: 020 3513 5000 or 020 3513 5096
Fax: 020 3513 4482
Our opening hours
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Who you might see / our staff
Our multi-disciplinary team comprises a number of professional staff, including Consultants in Old Age Psychiatry, Social Workers, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Psychologist, Occupational Therapists, Recovery Support Workers and administrative staff. You may have contact with, or meet some, or all of this group of people depending on your particular health and social care needs and the level of care required during your time with us. They are all here to assist in working with you to improve your health.
Some of the key practioners in our team include:
- Kim Davidson Consultant Psychiatrist
- Vanessa Loftus Consultant Psychiatrist
- Suhana Ahmed Consultant Psychiatrist
- Neil Clemenson Team Manager
- Beatrice Akyeampong Triage Nurse
- Hannah McCarthy Community Mental Health Nurse
- Rachael Kisamba Community Mental Health Nurse
- Hannah Goodman Community Mental Health Nurse
- David Heasman Lead Occupational Therapist
- Jo Howe Support worker
- Lizzette Harwood Dementia Specialist Nurse.
What you can expect
We assess and treat people with depression, psychosis, dementia and other mental health problems that cannot be managed within Primary Care. Everyone who uses our services first gets an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or, if your needs are more complex, a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact. You can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going. We are committed to Trust Values and aim to provide you with an excellent service.
Referral to our team is via the central Kingston and Richmond Assessment Team initially by letter, fax or telephone with current details and medical history. Most of our referrals are from primary care services.