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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

Newton Building 2
Entrance 1
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
SW17 7DJ

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 Libby Barnardo

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.


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.

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