Mental health services​

What are mental health services? 

​Mental health services support and treat people with a mental illness. Mental health services can be provided by
 your GP, in the community - such as a day centre, or in your own home, or in a hospital.

Mental health services are often delivered using a multi-disciplinary approach, calling upon the skill and expertise of a number of different departments and teams. ​

Our plans for mental health services in Southwark

We work together with the provider of mental health services in Southwark, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), to make sure services are the best they can be. Our current plans to improve services are on the left hand side of the page, you can also read about our previous NHS projects in Southwark.

Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Working with Southwark Council, we have developed a Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which aims to achieve our vision of improving the mental health and wellbeing outcomes of our local residents.

Good mental health and wellbeing is central to living a fulfilling, healthy and enjoyable life. Yet far too many people in Southwark are affected, either directly or indirectly, by poor mental health.

Our joint strategy sets out how we will focus on prevention and early intervention to deliver a sustainable mental health system in Southwark. It will help us better understand our population and the challenges people face.

Shaped and developed by people living and working in the borough, our joint strategy reflects both your priorities, and the CCG's vision to support everyone to live healthy, happy and longer lives.

You can read more about how we worked with NHS organisations, the voluntary and community sector, service users and local residents to develop Southwark's Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.