Arch is a free and confidential service for young people and adults who live or are registered with a GP in Hillingdon.

Many people turn to drink or drugs as a way of dealing with negative feelings, such as depression, stress, trauma or anxiety.

We work with people at any stage of their alcohol or drug difficulties to provide a single point of access to assessment and treatment, for problems.

We recognise the importance of providing treatment for both the substance misuse problem, as well as any associated emotional / mental health issues.

In this film, we meet the Hillingdon Arch team – a mental health team that is an integrated partnership model addiction treatment service. This film features Dr Jeffrey Fehler - Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Deepti Shah-Armon – Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Grant – a former service user.

Arch is a free and confidential service for young people and adults who live or are registered with a GP in Hillingdon.

The service includes

  • Assessment and individual personal recovery plans
  • Advice and information on reducing harm
  • Needle exchange
  • Smoking cessation
  • Specialist psychosocial interventions
  • Specialist pharmacological treatments for help with drug and alcohol problems (to manage withdraw cravings etc)
  • Specialist detoxification programmes to manage withdrawal symptoms and safely wean you off drugs and alcohol
  • One-to-one and group therapies aimed at getting to the core of the problem, coming up with ways to deal with cravings and avoid repeating past mistakes
  • Motivation and support from those that have previously had problems with alcohol or drugs and who have successfully overcome them
  • Group activities and social networks, including men and women’s groups, relapse prevention and life skills advice
  • Joint working with employment agencies, training providers and housing associations to help
    you get back on track
  • Evening and weekend social drop-in and activities with the opportunity to volunteer and build new social networks to help your recovery.

You can self refer on the dedicated Arch website or ask your GP to refer you using the downloadable form. 

You can also refer yourself on the phone by calling us on: 01895 207777

Tube: Take the Metropolitan line to Uxbridge underground station. It is a four minute walk from there. 

Bus: 222, 3, 427

Arch is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday