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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM)

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All mental health services in Croydon are provided by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). SLaM provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK and also provide substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Their services include the Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital and they work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

SLaM have about 4,800 staff and serve a local population of 1.1 million people. They have more than 230 services including inpatient wards, outpatient and community services. They provide inpatient care for approximately 5,300 people each year and treat more than 45,000 patients in the community in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon.

Address:
Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, BR3 3BX
Umbrella org:
NHS
Telephone:
0800 731 2864 (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Website:
Sector:
Public

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Service Definitions

Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
This is the support or care that a person can expect to receive once discharged from inpatient care. Typically a discharge plan will be developed by the multidisciplinary team with the service user which will make clear what care and support will be provided.
Assessment services made provided for people when their mental state is seen to be a risk to their own health or safety or for the protection of others, and our needing to be in hospital for assessment/treatment.
This is an approach to treatment that involves working with people to help them change their emotions, thoughts and behaviour. A person's personal beliefs are addressed in order to understand and change behaviour.
Community Care aims to provide health and social care services in the community to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes or in other accommodation in the community.
It is common for someone with a personality disorder to be impulsive, have high levels of sensitivity, be aggressive, attention seeking and overly dependent on others. However there is a lot of debate about this disorder. The World Health Organisation defines them as "deeply ingrained and enduring behaviour patterns, manifesting themselves as inflexible responses to a broad range of personal and social situations."
Professional bodies or professional organisations that further the field of mental health, and protect both the public interest and the interests of professionals.
Psychiatric services relating to the study, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. Includes treatment and the prescription of drugs, by a medical doctor who specializes in human behavior.
Psychotherapy covers a variety of different talking therapies used to treat depression. Most psychotherapy services involve talking to a licensed professional during a scheduled series of appointments.
Mental health services offered in a specific area, or served by organisations operating on a region-by-region basis.
Services providing live-in care for people with mental health problems requiring temporary or ongoing support.
Organisations required by law to govern and serve the field of mental health.
Groups or organisations set up to support the specific needs of mental health service users, and their carers.
These are psychological treatments in which improvement in a person's symptoms or wellbeing is achieved by talking with a therapist or counsellor rather than, or as well as, taking medication.
Services only available to women.

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