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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Service - Greenwich

  • The Greenwich Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Service helps those experiencing a mental health crisis.

    We offer callers a consultation to assess what AMHP intervention is required. The consultation also aims to explore and assess any risks to the caller.

    The consultation is with a duty AMHP. They will use the information available within the caller’s electronic records, as well as information from other relevant sources, to assist with the discussion.

    The Duty AMHP will complete a referral form to ensure all information discussed during the consultation is recorded and stored within the service user’s electronic care records.

    Following the initial consultation, the caller may be offered an assessment under the Mental Health Act. If not, a community plan or suitable alternative will be made.

    The consultation focuses on finding the least restrictive intervention. We operate within the legal framework of the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 (which was amended in 2007) and the principles and guidance enshrined within the MHA Code of Practice.

How to access this service

You can speak to a member of our Central AMHP Team by calling 020 836 8609 or 020 836 8610.

People of all ages can access this service.


We accept referrals from several sources. These include:

  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Advocates
  • Self-referral
  • GPs
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Non-healthcare professionals
  • Members of the public

How to contact this service

Public phone number: 020 836 8609 or 020 836 8610


To contact the AMHP Service after 5 pm, call the Greenwich Switch Board on 020 8292 8888. Your call will be answered by Greenwich Contact Centre staff.

Greenwich AMHP Service operates 24 hours every day, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

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