The Psychiatry of Later Life Team provides specialist mental health services to people over sixty five who are coming to the service for the first time. We work in partnership with local GPs, hospitals and other local health care and social services.
We run many different types of services. We provide assessment and treatment in different ways depending on what the problem is and how severe or complicated it is. It’s normal for people to move from one service area to another depending on what difficulties they need to address at the time.
Group Programmes often involve regular meetings, classes and activities. They’re usually held once a week for a set period in a group setting with people in a similar situation. They deal with particular problems that the group have in common such as difficulties with anxiety, difficulties socialising or relapse prevention
Therapies involve you working regularly with a therapist or key worker over a number of weeks on a particular problem. They can help you identify patterns in how you think and behave, learn new skills and strategies and discuss ideas to manage your mental health better. Just as there are many different mental health problems here are many different types or techniques of therapy.
Services to Support Carers and Families
People close to someone with a mental health problem need support.
Sheaf House 01-463 5240
There is an answering service on this phone which is checked at regular intervals throughout the day 9-5pm seven days a week. Outside these hrs please contact your GP or your local A&E dept.