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Richmond Older People Community Team

Who we are

Richmond Older People Mental Health Services provide care and treatment for people with complex psychological, cognitive, functional, behavioural, physical problems usually related to age.

Who is the service for

The service is for older people with mental health problems aged 18 and over for cognitive impairment and 75 and over for functional mental illness.

Fraility as well as other physical health concerns are also taken into consideration where patients with a functional mental illness are below 75.

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Bipolar disorder

Where to find us

Barnes Hospital
Barnes Hospital
Barnes Hospital
SW14 8SU

Telephone: 020 3513 3663
Fax: 020 3513 3625

Our opening hours

Richmond community mental health team is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Who you might see / our staff

Lisa Dakar (Team Manager)
Dr Robert Lawrence (Consultant Psychiatrist)
Dr Chiara Di Luca (Locum Consultant Psychiatrist)

What you can expect

Anyone 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.


Referrals to this service should come from:

  • General Practitioners
  • Health professionals providing services at (local district) Hospital
  • Liaison Psychiatry Department
  • Duty Psychiatrist and Duty Psychiatrist for A&E
  • Emergency Duty Social Work Team
  • Local Adult CMHTs
Call 020 3513 3663 or 020 3513 3680
Fax: 020 3513 3625