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Older Persons Mental Health Service and Memory Clinic

Older Persons Mental Health Service and Memory Clinic

Older Persons Mental Health Service

Grianagh Court

Nobles Hospital Site


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 642879

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm.

If you require emergency help outside of these times, the Emergency out of hours Crisis Response Team can be contacted on +44 1624 642860.


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Mental Health Service. Blue box with text saying OPHMs entrance Grianagh with a yellow arrow pointing to the building entrance.

Grianagh court is at the rear of the Nobles Hospital site 

Please enter building  through the front door opposite Manannan Court entrance and let the Secretary know you have arrived.For more detailed instructions, please see the map. 


There are three disabled car park spaces directly outside our office and limited short stay parking for visitors.

Who we provide services for

  • People over the age of 65 years with mental health problems
  • People of any age with worries about their memory

Services we provide

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Education and Support
  • Treatment

Conditions we provide support for

We support clients with conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Memory problems
  • Schizophrenia


Referrals to the service are usually through your GP, who will initiate contact for you if your needs are appropriate to the services offered.

Referral information

Referrals to the service are usually through your GP, who will initiate contact for you if your needs are appropriate to the services offered.

For the service to make a decision on the most appropriate pathway to accommodate your needs, it is essential that you provide as much information as possible to your GP regarding your memory or mental health problems.

The person responsible for making the referral can help you with these details.

Reason for referral to the mental health services

Initially this is for you to discuss with your GP.

Things to consider:

  • Why you feel you have a memory problem

  • Whether it is something you have noticed about yourself. Or if a friend or family member noticed

  • How long have you have been experiencing this low mood

  • If you experienced any life events that could have contributed to this

  • How your memory problems (or other symptoms) are affecting your day to day life

  • Whether you have ever experienced these symptoms before

  • If there is any family history that these symptoms could be related to

  • Whether you are experiencing any physical illness that could be affecting your mental health

The above questions are not exhaustive, and might not all be relevant to your current situation. However, all details given can help us to provide a more efficient service.

It could be that your GP notices something that you have not, leading to the referral, particularly if they know you well. This is often described as a 'change in presentation'.

You could also be asked to provide information about any medical history, including any social and psychiatric information which could be relevant to you.

If you are referred to Older Persons Mental Health Services

OPMHS has a multidisciplinary team (MDT) who will decide a starting point in the service relevant to your particular needs.

This often involves an initial assessment, usually carried out by a community mental health professional (CMHP). This could involve some cognitive and mood testing, and a more in depth discussion about your particular problems and needs.

It is possible that after this assessment, other members of the OPMHS Team could become involved in your care; again, this depends upon personal circumstances.

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