The Adult Mental Health Access and Assessment Team (MHAAT) is the single point of access for all referrals to Mental Health Social Care.
If you are already receiving a service from the NHS for your mental illness (The East London NHS Foundation Trust) talk to your:
- Community Psychiatrist Nurse
- or other mental health professional
about getting social care help.
MHAAT will accept referrals from anyone including:
After acceptance of a referral, a worker will possibly be allocated to conduct an assessment and create a plan of support to meet the individual needs (subject to Care Act criteria).
To be eligible you must:
- have a mental illness
- be unable to achieve two or more of the daily tasks listed below as a result of your illness.
We will look at whether you need help to do them and if this impacts significantly on your wellbeing.
Daily tasks includes managing and maintaining:
- Personal hygiene
- Toilet needs
- Being appropriately clothed
- Being able to make use of the home safely
- A habitable home environment
- Family and other personal
- Work, training, education or volunteering
- Using necessary facilities or services in the local community
- Any caring responsibilities the adult has for a child relationships
If someone does not qualify for services, the team will help them to access local services in the community who may be able to deal with the presenting problem.
Newham Social Care Recovery Team:
There are two Recovery Teams.
Referrals into the Recovery Teams are via MHAAT and will be allocated to a case manager for assessment on a case by case basis.
Recovery Teams work alongside someone where they are already receiving treatment and support for a mental health issue and allocated a Care Coordinator.
If you would like a referral into the Recovery Team please contact MHAAT.
Adult Mental Health Access and Assessment Team
Call 0203 373 0733
Approved Mental Health Professionals Service (AMHPs)
Approved mental health professionals (AMHPs) are trained to implement elements of the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007, together with medical practitioners.
AMHPs are responsible for organising, co-ordinating and contributing to Mental Health Act assessments.
It is the AMHP's duty, when two medical recommendations have been made, to decide whether or not to make an application to a named hospital for the detention of the person who has been assessed.
The AMHP Service is managed by LBN and sits within LBN Mental Health Services.
Contacting the AMHP service
The AMHP service operates Mon - Sun 24hrs a day.
Mon – Fri 9am - 5pm
Call: 0203 373 0560
Out of Hours: Mon - Fri 5pm - 9am, Weekends and bank holidays.
Contact the Newham Control Room by calling 0208 430 2000.