Recite Me

Need a translation? Visit health information in other languages. If you need urgent help, call NHS 111 - tell them you need a translator.

Need help finding us? Click here

Index of services


  • Car parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Cycle parking

Deaf Adult Community Team (DACT)and Deaf Enhanced Support Team

Who we are

DACT works alongside local mental health teams. We support the assessment and treatment planning process for deaf adults with severe mental health illness.

Who is the service for

This service is for deaf adults with mental health problems from the age of 18 years and above. We also provide a service for deaf/blind people and those with learning disabilities.

Conditions we treat

Where to find us

Elizabeth Newton Building 2
Entrance 1
Springfield University Hospital
Elizabeth Newton Way
SW17 0YG

Telephone: 020 3513 5000

Our opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Who you might see / our staff

  • Team Manager: Mike Tart
  • Consultant: Dr Omar Nasiruddin
  • Lead Clinician Psychological Therapies: Dr Annabella Dyer

What you can expect

People who use our services first get an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be either a named professional or, if your needs are more complex, a care co-ordinator. This person will be your main point of contact and you can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going.

How to contact us

Deaf Adult Community Team (DACT)
Elizabeth Newton Building 2
Entrance 1
First Floor
Springfield University Hospital
Elizabeth Newton Way
London SW17 0YG

Switchboard:     0203 513 500
Office number: 0203 513 4646
SMS:                 079 7619 3229


Deaf Adult Community Services is not an Emergency Service. After 5pm you call the 24/7 Mental Health Support Line - 0800 028 8000. The line offers emotional support and advice. If you are Deaf and are a BSL user, you can call the Mental Health Support line using Sign Live Video Relay Service (VRS). On computer go to and register using Facebook, Google or email. On phone, IPAD or tablet download SignLive's app for free & register. In an emergency please contact - NHS 111 for advice, or GP, or attend local A&E department.



We accept referrals for DACT from local mental health teams and can then arrange joint assessment or other input. See the DACT referral form here.

For everyone else (e.g. GPs, social workers, family, carers, prospective service users) - you can contact our Helpline in working hours for general advice on how to get help. Our helpline is staffed by an experienced clinician Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm excluding bank holidays.