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hi I have been referred to Greenwich time to talk and also had to self refer on both times I have not heard anything back from them and im still waiting for an appointment I was also referred to Oxleas mental health centre at ferry view they phoned me had a chat for 5 minutes then sent me a letter to say I was discharged from the service I think it is a really bad service at the moment as no one seems to want to help me

Dear Sarah,

We have checked our records at Greenwich Time To Talk and do not have a referral for you. I am sorry that you were led to believe that a referral was made by Ferryview.

We are happy to open a new referral and assess your needs and whether we are the right service to help you. Whilst we offer a range of treatment options, at times, we have to signpost people to the service that is most appropriate for them. We usually arrange an initial assessment within two weeks of receiving a referral.

Please see our website ( for the range of services we offer.

One of our team has emailed you for your contact number so that they can call you back and create a new referral.

Otherwise, you can refer yourself to the service by calling 020 3260 1100, the office is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 5pm on a Friday. Over 70% of our clients self-refer.

Many thanks

Alex Kamadu
Interim Operations Manager
Greenwich Time to Talk

I was told to refer myself to your services again. I had CBT a few times a while ago now and unfortunately i never completed the course because i dont feel it was the right one for me! All i kept being told by the therapist was to look on the positive side of everything and not to be so negative all the time! But when i feel as depressed as i do i just cannot see the positive side of anything and i started to feel worse about myself for being so down! So i feel CBT isnt for me, is there anything else that can help me because i really do need some help. Should i go to MIND instead if you are not able to help?

Thank you for taking the time to read this

Dear Karen

Thank you for taking the time to write your comments on the website. Greenwich Time To Talk offer a range of treatment options which follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline recommendations for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is the main model of therapy we offer as this has the greatest evidence base of effectiveness. However we also offer person centred counselling and behavioural couples therapy.

If you do choose to refer yourself again, you can explain at your assessment that you would prefer to try a different form of therapy. Alternatively Greenwich Mind and other third sector organisations offer counselling and therapy. The Royal Borough of Greenwich council have devised a website to help people find out about local services:

Katy Grazebrook
Clinical Lead, Greenwich Time To Talk

I was referred by my gp I was given a telephone appointment 6 weeks after seeing my gp the call wasnt kept I had to call and to date I have still not been assessed. I think its disgusting really as this was six months ago.

Dear Deborah

Thank you for letting us know about this issue; we are disappointed to learn about the delay.

I will contact the local team today and ask that they contact you as a priority to discuss this.

Kind regards

Dr Derek Tracy
Associate Clinical Director

Fortunately I have reached the age of 76 without needing the help of a district nurse.
However, I have just been discharged from Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being very sick with a bowel, urine and chest infection. This has left me extremely weak and I have also developed another urine infection.
Due to my overall weakened state I arranged for my GP to arrange my "flu" injection at home.
The District nurse rang to say that she would be with me between 12noon and 2pm. on Wednesday. She had not arrived by 4pm. so I rang the surgery and was informed that she had picked up the necessary injection for me that morning and would definitely be there soon.
!!!!!!No one arrived!!!

Mine was not an urgent case and I had my wife at home with me. I have put pen to paper as I can envisage a little old man or lady sitting waiting and worrying and in this day and age with multi communication systems I see no need for this poor service.
It is now 11am.on Thursday and I still have heard nothing.

Dear Walter

I am sorry to hear that you have been experiencing problems obtaining a visit from the District Nursing Service. I understand that one of the Community Staff Nurses from the Woolwich Team has visited you this morning to administer your flu vaccination.

Once again, please accept our apologies on behalf of the service and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

Kind regards


Thank you for the kind, professional and efficient service at market street the other day. The centre was really busy so there was a wait (with a walk-in service what can you do?!) but I couldn't fault anything else about your service.


Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It is always good to know that we are doing a good job.

We are a busy walk in service offering all forms of contraception and sexual health screening and treatment and the aim is to see all patients as soon as possible ensuring that they receive the care needed on the day.

Many thanks

Head of CASH service

hello..when is the counselling service at ,market street health centre going to happen then?

Dear Tina

Thanks for your message. It sounds like you're referring to our 'IAPTs' (improving access to psychological therapies) service that operates from there. Access to this is ordinarily via one's GP or self-referral in some situations. You can visit their website for more information at:

I hope that's helpful.

Kind regards

Dr Derek Tracy
Associate Clinical Director

I normally love going to the source, always friendly and welcoming but i would like to know how i go about putting in a complaint please, preferably to a manager, i would appreciate it greatly. Thank you

Dear Lucy

I'm sorry you've had cause to raise concerns about the service provided to you at The Source.

Bridget Lawrence is the Manager, she will contact you today.


Kate Williams
ACS Complaints Liaison & Interim Manager for CAT

I sent my referral over a month ago and haven't received anything? It has taken 7 months to receive this referral since I was told by my GP back home that I would need an operation. I am in excruciating pain. Not very impressed :(

Dear Aimee

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry you have had a long wait to be seen for your foot problem. It seems that we did not have an active referral for you.

I am pleased we have been able to make contact with you to get this resolved, and that we should be able to see you very soon. Now that you have my details please do get in touch with me directly if you have any further problems.

Best wishes

Keith Soper

Service Director
Adult Community

The staff at this hospital are very friendly fast and efficient Iam pleased with the service that i received

Thank you

Dear Natasha

Thank you so much for your kind words about the staff on our Meadow View Unit at Queen Mary's Hospital. I have ensured your comments have been shared with the team - I know how much they value positive feedback.

Best wishes

Keith Soper

Interim Director
Adult Community Services

The home treatment team is terrible. Not helpful at all, there's no structure and no empathy whatsoever. Very disappointing and not helpful for people with a serious mental health condition

Dear Lucy

I'm sorry to hear this. I will email you directly to learn more about this.

Best regards

Dr Derek Tracy
Associate Clinical Director

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