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Community Support Network South London (CSN)

Overview

Provides independent mental health advocacy (IMHA) services covering inpatient, forensic and community mental health services.

CSN has the following services, funded by NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group. They take referrals from service users, carers, and professionals. Where carers and professionals make referrals they would ask that you first check with the service user(s) if they are happy for you to be making the referral to our advocacy service(s).

In-Patient Advocacy:
This is provided on Luther King, LEO (Lambeth Early Onset Unit), Rosa Parks Ward, Nelson, Tony Hillis Unit & Eden Wards at Lambeth Hospital, Greenvale Specialist Care Unit (older adults), Ward AL1 (Maudsley Hospital) and Chelsham House (Bethlem Royal Hospital).
Contact: E-mail Georgia Rapsomatioti, Susanna Farley, Alexander Ross & Michael Edwards; or call on 020 7274 4490.

Forensic Advocacy:
(Forensic: is for people with mental health problems who have also committed a criminal offence, which may have been connected to their mental health problems. Alternatively, they may have developed mental health problems following imprisonment). This is provided at River House Medium Secure Unit, on Chaffinch Ward at Monks Orchard House at Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham in Kent, at Ward in the Community (at Lambeth Hospital), for community forensic clients and HMP Wandsworth.
Contact: E-mail Hannah Moses, Georgia Rapsomatioti, Alexander Ross, Gary Bailey and Cherry Pedler; or call on 020 7274 4490.

Community Advocacy:
This is provided to people who have recently been discharged from section of the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended 2007. Their priorities are people who are detained in the community on Community Treatment Orders, also known as Supervised Community Treatment. All their advocacy services prioritise women, people who are new to advocacy or new to mental health services, those for whom English is not their first language and others with communication difficulties. They work primarily around your care and treatment and rights under the Mental Health Act so if your issues are not these, it is likely they will refer on to other services, for example specialist legal, benefits and housing advice services. Their community advocacy services are only available to Lambeth residents.
Contact: E-mail Alexander Ross & Gary Bailey; or call on +44(0) 20 7274 4490.

Care Act Advocacy:
This is provided to Lambeth residents whose primary need is mental health. They can provide advocacy to assist with the process of FACE & OT (Occupational Therapy) assessments and with Safeguarding Concerns. If your primary need is physical or sensory disability, they may refer you instead to DASL who specialise in those types of disability. As with all their services, you can self-refer or be referred by a carer or health or social care professional. Contact: E-mail Gary Bailey; or call on 020 7274 4490.

Contact Details

Phone:
020 7274 4490

Email:
info@csnsl.org.uk

Website:
http://www.csnsl.org.uk

Address:
Community Support Network, 336 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 7AA

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon - Fri. The various services are available at different times.

Costs:

Disabled Access:
Full wheelchair access to office, including adapted toilets.

Directions:
Tube: Brixton. Buses: 2, 3, 35, 45, 109, 118, 133, 159 ,196 ,250, 322, 333, P4, P5.

Other information:

Last updated:
10th October 2018