It's Mental Health Awareness week from 8 – 12 May 2017.
This year the theme is 'Surviving or Thriving' and turning the focus away from mental ill health to exploring how we can cultivate good mental health.
The Wheel of Wellbeing is a handy way to think about some of the things you can do to help improve your mood, reduce the risk of depression, strengthen relationships and even add up to seven years to life!
Mental Health Support in Lambeth
The Living Well Network can offer mental health and practical support to people aged 18-65 who do not require urgent services or when you are unsure of diagnosis, risk, need, or the service that would be best placed to support the person. The Hub is the front door to other secondary care mental health services that are not described above such as IPTT, Assessment and Liaison Teams and Promoting Recovery Teams. The Hub can see people within 48 hours or make onward referrals if the person needs support sooner. The Hub have a direct referral pathway into SLaM services and will 'screen' the referral you make and make a decision as to whether the person needs to go into secondary care. It may be that the Hub can offer a face to face assessment before they refer someone into secondary care.
The Hub can offer up to 12 weeks of reablement, this includes medication review, assessment and diagnosis, practical support, psychoeducation, housing and benefit advice and engagement in local networks to reduce social isolation. Referrals can be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For urgent referrals phone: 0203 691 5080
Download patient information posters to promote the Living Well Network open mornings here and Living Well Network Hub here.
Integrated Talking Therapies offer talking therapies for people experiencing mild to moderate depression, general anxiety, worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, traumatic memories and obsessive compulsive disorder. They also offer help with other problems including anger, eating, and relationship or sexual difficulties.
Referrals can be made to: 020 3228 6747
If you believe that a patient is experiencing a mental health crisis you could ask them to contact the following services that are available out of hours
Solidarity in a crisis is a user and carer service providing out of hours emotional support over the phone and in person. The service is run by Peer Supporters who have their own experience of facing and overcoming crisis. By sharing life experiences, Peer Supporters can promote recovery and enhance feelings of belonging, especially for those who feel isolated.
Monday to Friday 6pm to 12 midnight. Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 12 midnight.
Freephone 0300 123 1922, Text on: 0788 9756 087 / 0788 9756 083
SLaM 24 hour mental health support line is for patients, carers and anyone who needs advice, help and assistance while in crisis or facing difficulties dealing with mental illness. A range of supportive interventions, advice on mental health and medication, accessing services, crisis reviews and liaison with care teams will be offered.
Phone number: 0800 731 2864
Crisis Sanctuary is an out of-hours support service in a non-clinical space, targeted at Lambeth residents over 18 years of age who live with a mental health condition. The Sanctuary is staffed by Mosaic Support Workers, Peer Supporters from Solidarity in a Crisis and Mosaic Clubhouse Members. The Sanctuary offers a comfortable and welcoming environment; people to listen; information and signposting service, and a range of snacks and refreshments.
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm to 2am.
You can refer your patient by contacting Mosaic Clubhouse on: Email: email@example.com or 020 7924 9657
Referrals are also accepted by:
- Psychiatric liaison teams in local A&E departments
- Lambeth Home Treatment Team
- Community Mental Health Teams
- Street Triage
- The Living Well Network Hub
- South London & Maudsley NHS Trust 24 hour mental health line.