The Lambeth Together Award - adult services
Winner: The Lambeth Approved Mental Health Professionals Team, Lambeth Council
The Lambeth Approved Mental Health Professionals Team (AMHPs) were nominated by Cameron Russell.
The team are qualified social workers who have additional specialist training in the Mental Health Act. They work together to ensure the safety of vulnerable adults in Lambeth.
This team has a long history of working well together through a collaborative approach with the patients, family members, community mental health team and hospitals. The team ensures that the patients' rights are respected throughout the assessment process. The team regularly work with courts, psychiatric inpatient services, the police, the London Ambulance Service, community psychiatric services among others.
Despite increased pressures on the service, they continue to meticulously work through the assessments in a timely manner to help to reduce the distress of patients and promote their recovery. The team have a fantastic reputation and always put their service users first.
A fantastic example of a team working together to promote the best outcomes for patients in Lambeth. Congratulations to the AMHP team!
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