Mental Health Crisis Line
Patients can now access South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust(SLaM) mental health support line via option 4 of the Single Point of Access (SPA) one number- 02083147777. They are also reminded they can Freephone 0800 731 2864. It gives greater exposure to this service and is another access point for the public, and their carers in need of this type of help.
This is a 24 hour support line, and a welcome resource during the Christmas holidays which may bring added pressures for those with mental health difficulties so this should provide an extra timely way to get through to that service.
Copies of the Lewisham crisis leaflet and other resources for patients can be printed from the SLaM crisis page www.slam.nhs.uk/crisis