New Mental Health Service for Lewisham

Mental health charity, Bromley Mind, launches a new service from 1st July. The Mind Community Support Service in Lewisham is focused on adults affected by mental health problems whose needs are most appropriately met outside of statutory mental health services.

The Mind Community Support Service in Lewisham will work with adults affected by mental health problems for up to six months.  It will support individuals to plan for the future given their personal interests and skills, develop life skills including managing finances and access support and new experiences in the local community.

Funders of the service (London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group) have also announced that additional funding has been identified to expand the mental health support team.  As a result, the service can provide support to older adults as well as those aged 18-65.

The team of a Service Manager and six Mental Health Advisors will be based in central Lewisham.  Referrals from GPs, mental health and social care professionals are being accepted as of 1 July 2013.  Adults affected by mental health problems living in Lewisham or registered with a Lewisham GP can approach the service directly to request an assessment to find out if they qualify for support from the service.

For more information about the service, please contact Community Support Service Manager, Antonio Danzi at antonio.danzi@bromleymind.org.uk or 07734 857303.

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