Barnet Older Adults Day Care Service

Please note that the service is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you feel you are not coping and need immediate help, please call the Crisis team on 0800 151 0023.

Contact details

Lower Ground Floor, Springwell Centre
Barnet General Hospital
Wellhouse Lane
Barnet EN5 3DJ

Tel: 020 8702 6195 / 020 8702 6214

Email: beh-tr.springwelldayhospital@nhs.net

Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday 

What we offer

We provide talking therapies for people who need support with managing their mood, anxiety, thought processes, perceptual aberrations and readjustment to emerging circumstances. Depending on their needs, people attend the Day Hospital up to 2 days a week (10am until 3pm) for up to 8 weeks. Our service users participate in therapeutic groups and also have one-to-one support. 

In addition, we offer anxiety management and mood management for people with specific needs related to anxiety and mood disorders. These are closed groups of one and a half hours, once a week, over a 6-week period. 

Who is this service for

This service is for older adults who are 65 years of age or over and who need help with managing their mental health problems. They may be experiencing anxiety, low mood or mood swings, perceptual issues or mild cognitive impairments which are impacting on their ability to cope with their daily routine, including activities of daily living.

How you can access our service

We accept referrals from Barnet Older People's Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) Consultants only. Patients are usually referred to these consultants by GPs. If you feel you need help with any of the above, please contact your GP who can refer you to the appropriate consultants. 

Some referrals also come from inpatient services. They too need to be referred to the CMHT consultants for an initial assessment who can then refer them to the Day Hospital if appropriate.  

Associated services

We work closely with the Barnet Older People's Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and with the Barnet Memory Service (BMS).

Further details

Please note that the service is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you feel you are not coping and need immediate help, please call the Crisis team on 0800 151 0023.

  • Summary:
    This service is for older adults who are 65 years of age or over and who need help with managing their mental health problems. They may be experiencing anxiety, low mood or mood swings, perceptual issues or mild cognitive impairments which are impacting on their ability to cope with their daily routine, including activities of daily living.
  • Audience:
    Older people
  • Condition:
    • Dementia
    • Anxiety
  • Location:
    Barnet
  • Map Location:
  • Service category:
    Mental Health Services