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Lambeth Single Point of Access


The Lambeth Single Point of Access (SPA) helps adults aged 18 to 65 years to get the right mental health support first time.  People can contact them direct if they are worried about their mental health and need more support than their GP can provide.

They have a team of mental health professionals, support workers and social workers who can help people access:

  • one of three Living Well Centres. These offer short and longer term support from teams of clinicians, social workers people with lived experience and support workers.
  • if appropriate, a team that can visit you if you require mental health support within 24 hours.
  • other services and community groups who can support you.

To get help from Lambeth SPA you can:

  • download the SPA introduction referral form, fill it out and email to lambethspa@slam.nhs.uk
  • ask a friend or family member to contact them on your behalf
  • visit your GP and ask them to contact SPA on your behalf
  • call 0800 090 2456 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).

After they receive your details they will phone you to discuss what kind of help you need and to agree a plan.

They will then either:

  • contact mental health services on your behalf so you get help quickly, or
  • inform you about community services so you can contact them yourself.

They provide support Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you need urgent help at other times please visit Lambeth mental health crisis support.

This new service model for adult community mental health services has been put in place by the Living Well Network Alliance – the organisations in Lambeth working together to improve mental health services.

Living Well Centres  – only one open so far (31/10/19)

Three new Living Well Centres will be the base for mental health services in Lambeth.  The centres will contain teams made up of psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, social workers, voluntary and community workers. These people are experienced in dealing with a wide range of mental health conditions. Some of them will have experienced such conditions themselves.

Living Well Centres will offer:

  • short-term support for those with low to moderate needs from our combined team of clinicians, social workers and support workers
  • moderate to high support from our joined-up, focused support team for those with greater need.

The Living Well Centres will be open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

They will replace the three Psychosis Promoting Recovery services (CMHTs) and the first one that has changed is Psychosis Promoting Recovery Lambeth Central at 332 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 7AA, tel 020 3228 6940.

Contact Details

0800 090 2456




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The Living Well Alliance partners are:, Lambeth Council, Lambeth NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM), Thames Reach & Certitude.

Last updated:
6th November 2019