Lambeth has one of the highest prevalence of serious mental health conditions in England. To meet the challenges now and in the future, Lambeth is working towards delivering care and treatment to working age adults through an alliance contract vehicle, which is underpinned by a biopsycho-social model. Our Alliance partners are Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, Lambeth Council, Certitude and Thames Reach who are committed to the principles of an alliance model, which will enable the delivery of high quality mental health services.

The Lambeth Directorate provides a complete and comprehensive range of adult mental health services from inpatient to community care across the borough. This includes: A&E liaison services for both older adults and adults of working age; Early intervention (EI) psychosis services including outreach and support (OASIS); six community mental health teams as well as psychological therapies services including Integrated psychological therapies team (IPTT); Lambeth talking therapies (IAPT); and the provision of psychology in homeless hostels (PiH).

It also includes five acute inpatient wards, an intensive psychiatric care unit (PICU) as well as a home treatment team (HTT) and an alliance rehabilitation team (ART).

Lambeth currently hosts the early intervention and outreach and support services across the four boroughs as well as the Croydon borough IAPT service.

The specialist services we host include the national specialist inpatient service for people with treatment resistant psychosis (Tony Hillis Unit) and National Self Harm Outpatient Service (SHOPS), Lambeth Early Intervention inpatient unit and the community medication titration service, TREAT.

As part of our Alliance agreement we are in the process of transforming mental health services for working age adults in Lambeth to improve mental health outcomes over the next seven to ten years.

View the directorate's management structure (PDF)

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