Mental Health Services
Approximately one in four of us will experience a mental health need at some point in our lives. When this happens having access to the right advice, support and treatment is key to help people recover as soon as possible.
Not everyone with a mental health need will require admission to hospital It is often more beneficial for someone to be supported at home.
The GHA has a multidisciplinary team of clinicians experienced in supporting and treating people with mental health needs in a range of settings. This includes GPs working in the Primary Care Centre, Counsellors, Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrist, Occupational Therapists and Approved Mental Health Professionals working in our Community Mental Health Team.
Support and treatment offered can include one or several the following:
- Self Help Strategies and Apps
- Consultation with a Psychologist or Psychiatrist as an out-patient
- Medication prescribed by a GP or Psychiatrist
- Regular contact with one of our Community Nursing Team
- Rapid response by our Crisis Team for urgent needs
- Admission to Ocean Views Hospital for a period of Assessment and Treatment.
The Crisis Team
The Crisis Response Service operates 24 hours a day and offers rapid specialist support to people and families experiencing a mental health crisis.
Anyone in need can dial 111 at any time. The 111 call centre will take information to establish the response that is needed, provide immediate support & advice and organise the response or any appointment needed. 111 will continue to monitor the situation and be available to provide support until the appropriate response is in place.
Useful GHA Numbers
Primary Care Centre: Tel: 20052441
Opening times are:
- Mon – Fri 8:15 am – 3 pm and Evening Clinic 4:30 – 7 pm
- Sat 8:30 am – 11am and 4:30pm – 6pm
- Sun and Bank holidays 9:30am – 11am and 4:30pm – 6pm.
You can also phone 20007007 to book an appointment through the MyGHA automated system, as from 6pm the previous day.
Mental Health Crisis Service: Tel: 111
Community Mental Health Team Coaling Island Tel: 20042307
8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Mental Health In-patient Wards Ocean Views Tel: 20078807
This number will put you through to reception which is staffed 24/7. Once you are through reception staff ask for the ward or department you need to speak to and they will put you through.
Other organisations that support people with mental health needs:
GibSams Tel: 116123
Confidential and Anonymous charity helpline Mondays to Sundays from 6:00 pm to midnight, 365 days a year.
ClubHouse Tel: 20068423
A Charity who run a work-based programme where individuals with a history of mental illness can develop to their full potential.
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9.00am to 4.30pm
Tuesday: 9.00 am to 6pm, Friday: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Tel: 00350 200 40006
The CAB provide advice and support to ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them or through an inability to express their needs effectively.