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Havering Adult Access and Assessment Service

The access, assessment and brief intervention team (HAABIT) is a service for adults from age 18 needing community mental health services in Havering. Our team consist of psychiatrists, community mental health nurses, mental health social workers, support time and recovery workers, occupational therapists.We provide an initial mental health assessment and once assessed we may refer to other mental health services/organisations (e.g. social services). The team can offer brief interventions for up to six months.

If needed, we can offer:

  • full assessment of mental health and social care needs
  • access to a psychiatrist
  • access to psychological services
  • advice and information
  • crisis intervention
  • psychiatric medication review
  • if appropriate self-guided support
  • support with social problems
  • recovery and wellbeing approaches

We also provide a single telephone number for anyone enquiring about the following: mental health services in Havering, urgent mental health assessment, and the management of referrals to other specialist mental health services.

Patient information

Contact our service in Havering

Adult access and assessment team
Oasis House
28-30 Gubbins Lane
Harold Wood

Tel: 0300 300 1570 –Option 2
Fax: 0300 300 1939
Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Referrals will be accepted from friends, family, parents or carers, and GPs or other professional. Self referrals will also be accepted.

Who to contact

0300 300 1570 option 2

Where to go

Oasis House
28-30 Gubbins Lane
Harold Wood

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Other Details


Other notes

Referral methods:
GP or other professional self-referrals or from family, carers or friends

Referral criteria:
Aged 18 to 65 needing assessment of their mental health needs
Resident in Havering and as appropriate by GP registration

People whose primary presentation is drug or alcohol dependence, learning disability or any organic dysfunction
People who are currently being seen in secondary care services or who are on CPA
People with no recourse to public funds will usually not be accepted unless there are other factors which indicate that they should be accepted. Such decisions will normally be a matter for directorate management consideration

Our team is made up of psychiatrists, community mental health nurses, mental health social workers, support time and recovery workers, occupational therapists.

Dr Sultan

Lead person for queries: 
Michael Chigango - Manager
Tel: 0300 300 1570

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
16-25 years
SEN Provision Type
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