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Memory Clinic - Older Persons Mental Health

Community OPMH Mental Health Team, based at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth. We are a Multidisciplinary team of specialist mental health Nurses, Consultants, Social Worker, Health Care Support Workers, Psychologist and Occupational Therapies.

We provide assessment, care and treatment of older adults living in the community and residential care homes who are experiencing a range of mental health issues. We will assess people for diagnosis and treatment of dementia and assessment and treatment suffering with other mental health disorders.

You will be seen in either clinic or at home where appropriate. Various treatment options and recommendations will be made depending on the outcome of the assessment and discussed in conjunction with the consultant. Treatment options will be discussed if this is appropriate for your loved one. We will also provide information, refer for on-going support or discharge from our service where appropriate

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Referral criteria

  • How can people refer/access to the service? And how long may this take? Access to the OPMH community services is via referral from healthcare professionals only. These may be from primary or secondary care services or 111. Target to seen patients within 6 weeks or sooner depending on needs.
  • What is the criteria? Older adults suffering with mental illness requiring assessment and intervention, assessment of memory and possible diagnosis treatment and monitoring.

Full service description

Community OPMH Mental Health Team, based at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth. We are a Multidisciplinary team of specialist mental health Nurses, Consultants, Social Worker, Health Care Support Workers, Psychologist and Occupational Therapies.

We provide assessment, care and treatment of older adults living in the community and residential care homes who are experiencing a range of mental health issues. We will assess people for diagnosis and treatment of dementia and assessment and treatment suffering with other mental health disorders.

You will be seen in either clinic or at home where appropriate. Various treatment options and recommendations will be made depending on the outcome of the assessment and discussed in conjunction with the consultant. Treatment options will be discussed if this is appropriate for your loved one. We will also provide information, refer for on-going support or discharge from our service where appropriate

Referral method

  • What information do health professionals need to know? Reason for referral? Desired outcome, patient goals? Presenting situation, brief history, how long has issue been going on, impact on life? Risks? Can patient attend clinic or needs Home visit, dementia screening bloods, memory testing, consent to referral, NOK details updated on S1
  • Are there any documents they might need? Completed referral form on S1
  • How to refer a patient to the service? complete above, on referral form on S1, either via S1 using referral form and task function or email using the referral form and send to opmhcommunityteam@nhs.net

Other information & documentation

Remind 033 0332 4030 or email remind@solentmind.org.uk Portsmouth’s dementia service gives information and support to people with dementia, their carers families and friends

all staff wear full PPE during patient appointment, delays in assessment due to responding to crisis work, patient, family or professional can expedite the referral if needed and this will be assessed as to the appropriateness of assessment.

Contact Information

OPMH or Vicki Woodhams Clinical Manager

0300 123 3923

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St Mary's Community Health Campus, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6AD

Opening hours

  • Monday 9:00-17:00
  • Tuesday 9:00-17:00
  • Wednesday 9:00-17:00
  • Thursday 9:00-17:00
  • Friday 9:00-17:00

Special Notice
Clinic Appointments take place B2 First Floor Outpatients. Block B Entrance St Mary's Community Health Campus. Can contact Crisis team out of hours if a mental health crisis on 0300 123 2923

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.