Adult mental health services​

The Mental Health Integrated Programme (MHIP) is supported through the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative partnership which aims to apply co-production practice to the commissioning and delivery of care and support for people experiencing Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The programme’s three main workstreams are:

The living well network


South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Adult Mental Health (AMH) redesign

This programme aims to ensure that secondary care services, notably community teams, are focused on early intervention and recovery to reduce the “relapse” rates amongst the SMI population.  People will be supported to move on from secondary care by the SLaM specialist teams, who will work closely with the resources within the Living Well Network to achieve this. The main elements of the redesign will:
  • Improve ‘easy in’
  • Reduce reliance on bed based services
  • Reduce relapse rates
  • Transfer patients to primary care
This programme is in transition stage and will be live from September 2014.

Integrated personalised support alliance

The Integrated Personalised Support Alliance will support those with severe and enduring mental health problems and complex life issues. It agrees and manages funds for those assessed as needing funded personalised packages of care and support and Personal Budgets. This will be done through an alliance contracting approach and will initially work with people who are part of SLaM rehabilitation services (Tony Hillis Unit, McKenzie Ward and private placements) and Social Care’s Placements budget. This will only be an option if current commissioned services (Living Well Network, SLaM AMH redesign) are not a suitable option. This contract will go live with current providers within the Collaborative (Provider Alliance Group) on the 1 October 2014. This will test out the feasibility of having an Alliance Contract across the whole mental health system from April 2016. 
To find out further information on any of these workstreams please read our commissioning intentions (below) or contact Natalie Sutherland, Mental Health Improvement Programme Co-ordinator