How our service can help you
The Criminal Justice Mental Health Service was commissioned in 2014 to
deliver Liaison and Diversion services to a range of Police and Court
locations in South London.
The team's objective is to identify, screen and support people coming into contact with the justice system that have one or more acute or existing vulnerabilities. Our aim is to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues within the criminal justice pathway, to make subsequent improvements in outcomes and inequalities, to reduce re-offending rates and to reduce pressure on the police and court service.
The service provides a service at Brixton, Lewisham, Walworth Road and Croydon police custody suites 7 days a week and has input to Croydon Magistrates Court Mon-Fri along with our L+D partners, Together UK.
Liaison and Diversion will soon expand into the Crown Courts.
The service ethos is to proactively intervene at the earliest possible opportunity in the Criminal Justice system pathway, so that those in need of support receive appropriate care and treatment in a timely fashion.
- Service Type: Liaison and Diversion Service Borough Covers: Croydon, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth Treatment type: All age, all vulnerability
Contact the serviceSite Location: Services at other sites Email: CJMHSDistribution@slam.nhs.uk
- Disabled Access: N/a
- Address: Bridge House, Lambeth Hospital, 108 Landor Road,Bridge House, London, SW9 9NT
- Business Hours/Visiting Hours: 7 days a week
- Conditions: Addictions, Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Childhood degenerative disorders, Conduct disorder, Dementia, Depression, Dissociative disorders, Eating disorders, Learning disabilities, Neuropsychiatry, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Perinatal disorders, Personality disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Psychosexual, Psychosis, Self-harm