Clinics & services

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) community teams

  • Description

    MHSOP community teams provide assessment and treatment for patients with complex mental health problems through two multi-disciplinary community teams covering North Tyneside.

    Teams comprise of a consultant psychiatrist, community psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and support workers.

  • Patient types/symptoms

    Primarily those aged 65 years and over presenting with functional and organic mental health problems.

    For patients under 65 with organic cognitive impairment the Early Onset Dementia service is available. Please contact lead consultant Dr Chris Davison on 0191 2934010 or lead nurse Elaine Coombes on 0191 2934060.

  • Location

    Community staff are based at MHSOP office, North Tyneside General Hospital but most patients are seen on home visits. There are also outpatient clinics available.

  • Opening Times

    9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Referral Information

Please refer by post/fax to either:

Whitley Bay/Tynemouth Team - Tracey Morton, senior CPN, Tel 0344 811 8111 Extn 4613, Fax 2932567, email

North Shields/Wallsend Team - Jen Adamson, senior CPN, Tel 2934178, Fax 2932748, email

Mental Health Services for Older People
Ward 21 community offices
North Tyneside General Hospital
Rake Lane
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 8NH

Specialist Staff