Merton Complex Depression and Anxiety Service (CDAS)
Who we are
The Merton Complex Depression and Anxiety service is psychological therapy service for people whose symptoms meet the criteria for severe and enduring mood and stress-related disorders. This includes severe depression or anxiety including phobias, OCD and trauma. We provide medium-term, change-focussed psychological treatment and recovery support for people who met the criteria and are not currently in crisis.
Who is the service for
This service is is for adults age 18 - 75 who live in Merton or have a Merton GP
Where to find us
Telephone: 0203 668 3520 In office hours
Our opening hours
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Who you might see / our staff
Our multi-disciplinary team includes psychologists and psychotherapists, community psychiatric nurses, peer trainers and recovery and support workers. Patients under CDAS can also see a psychiatrist for a medication review if appropriate.
Joyce Mensah: Team Manager
What you can expect
At assessment you will have the opportunity to discuss your difficulties with a clinician and consider how CDAS might support you in your recovery. A care plan will be agreed including what treatment or intervention is being offered. We provide a variety of psychological treatments which are delivered individually and in groups. Following the planned intervention, you may review your treatment with a clinician including consideration of how any ongoing issues may be met either within services or in the community.
Referrals to CDAS should be made by GPs via the Merton Adult Assessment Service on 020 3458 5596.