This service is for adults with new or long term mental health needs who need extra support to help them recover, but do not need to be referred to specialist services.
We also support people who are being discharged from secondary care mental health services, such as a community mental health teams, crisis assessment and treatment teams, or inpatient wards.
We’re currently developing and expanding the service and working more closely with Primary Care Networks and secondary care services, to become Mental Health Integrated Network Teams (MINT).
Our primary care team includes:
- Nursing staff
- A consultant psychiatrist
The team works to support your GP and primary care team to offer you the help you need. It aims to prevent the need for referral (or re-referral) to secondary care by helping to stop your mental health getting worse again.
Benefits of having mental health support in primary care
- Help close to home and in the familiar surroundings of your GP practice
- Improved communication between the people responsible for both your physical and mental health, improving the quality of the service you receive
- A more seamless transition back to the community if you’ve been discharged from specialist mental health services.
We can help you:
- Identify your needs
- Manage your mental health
- Find practical solutions to life's challenges.
If appropriate, we may tell you about other services you might find useful.
If you become unwell or need extra support, we can arrange help from specialist mental health services.
Speak to your GP if you think you would benefit from this service, or your mental health team if you’re being discharged from secondary care.
Care is provided across sites in Ealing, including GP practices and in patients' homes.
Our team is incorporated with the new Mental Health Integrated Network Teams across Ealing based in:
- Avenue House
- The Limes
- Grand Union Village.