New mental health and dementia services for Lewisham

New Integrated Mental Health and Dementia Services 

Lewisham Community Wellbeing is a new integrated service for people with mental health and wellbeing problems, which will be delivered by

  • BLG Mind,
  • Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network (LRMN),
  • Sydenham Garden and
  • METRO,

working closely with South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

The service will support people to manage their mental health and wellbeing problems, stay well, recover, achieve their personal goals and connect with their local community.

It will include:

  • A single point of access to the range of support 
  • Individual person-centred support and recovery planning
  • Workshops, courses and groups
  • Peer Support, both through groups and individual mentoring
  • Culturally specific provision for people from BAME communities
  • Community engagement and mental health awareness raising
  • Service user involvement

Lewisham Community Wellbeing will replace the Community Support Service currently provided by BLG Mind, services provided by Family Health ISIS and aspects of Sydenham Garden’s current provision.

Staff and clients from Family Health ISIS will be transferring into the new service on 11 February.

The service will be fully operational from 1st April 2019, but prior to this will begin operating the single point of access for all new referrals (contact@lewishamwellbeing.org.uk or 0203 228 0760).

 

The Lewisham Dementia Support Hub is a new integrated service for people with dementia, which will be delivered by MindCare at BLG Mind, Carers Lewisham and Sydenham Garden, working closely with South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

The service will build on existing provision by the partners to deliver seamless support through a single point of access (lewisham@dementiahub.org.uk or telephone 0203 228 5960 ). It will include:

  • Individual person-centred support planning
  • Carer-specific support including individual support and workshops
  • Support for the Dementia Action Alliance and the development of dementia-friendly communities in Lewisham

The Dementia Support Hub will be implemented from 11 February 2019.

Existing clients of dementia support from the partners will automatically transfer into the new service.