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Together Forensic Mental Health Practitioner (FMHP) Service in Partnership with NELFT

Barkingside Magistrates Court
850 Cranbrook Road

Contact: Lauren Wheeler
Tel: 0207 780 7432
Fax: 0208 262 4210


Category: Liaison and Diversion Service

Service Description:

  • Proactive screening to identify people with all level of mental health needs on prison remand

  • Reactive screening of referrals from all court agencies for both remand and bail cases

  • First level health and wellbeing assessment of all defendants / offenders identified with any level of mental health / wellbeing need

  • Referrals to psychiatric liaison for secondary psychiatric assessment of defendants / offenders with significant mental disorder

  • Liaison work undertaken with multi-agencies, including local mental health services, prison healthcare, GPs, voluntary services and criminal justice agencies

  • Recommendations and advice to court through written and oral reports provided on the day Advice and information giving to defendants / offenders and signposting to relevant community services

  • Formal referrals made to statutory, voluntary and community based services to support timely access to support and treatment Facilitation of Mental Health Act assessments in appropriate cases

  • Days & Hours of Opening: Monday – Friday 8.45 - 4.45am

    Are referrals necessary? Pro-active screenings and referrals from court staff and agencies