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Urgent NHS Mental Health Treatment in Lambeth

Overview

What to do in an emergency

If there’s an emergency or you’re worried about the person you care for during office hours, the first place to ring is your GP or your local community mental health team (ask for the duty desk).

The Lambeth Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) are now called Psychosis Promoting Recovery and the teams are divided into 4 areas covering Lambeth Central, North East, North West, and South – see 4 separate entries in this directory.

Assessment and Treatment Service (North Lambeth)
332 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA.  T: 020 3228 6940

Assessment and Treatment Service (South Lambeth)
380 Streatham High Road, London SW19 6HP.  T: 020 3228 8100

The duty desk deals with any emergencies from Monday to Friday, from 9am ‐ 5pm. If you’re getting care and treatment from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) please ask to talk to your care coordinator.

For urgent information and advice about mental health you can call the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Patient Advice Line (PALS) on 0800 731 2864. This number is answered 24 hours a day. They can advise you on what to do in a mental health emergency.

Going to hospital:

King’s College Hospital,  Assessment & Liaison Service, tel. 020 3299 3181.  Offers inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists to people, aged 18-65.  They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at the hospital.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is available to people who require assessment, care and treatment.  They provide a range of clinical care and treatment services to suit people’s needs.

Guy’s Hospital, Assessment & Liaison Service, tel. 020 7188 6997.  Offers inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists to people, aged 18-65 at Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital.  They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at the above hospitals.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is available to people who require assessment, care and treatment.  They provide a range of clinical care and treatment services to suit people’s needs.

Out of hours call 0800 731 2864 to speak to a 24 hour NHS mental health crisis line.

Or If you need urgent help: • Call 111 to speak to the free NHS helpline for anyone with an urgent healthcare need. Tell them if you need a translator. They can: • give you self-care advice • connect you to a nurse or GP • book you a face-to-face appointment • send an ambulance, if necessary • direct you to the local service that can help you best

For more information visit www.slam.nhs.uk/crisis If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives.

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Last updated:
21st August 2019