Living Well Network
Living Well Network
In Lambeth, we believe that great support for people experiencing mental distress is to create lasting and sustainable support in their own communities and networks. We are growing the Living Well Network as a way to create a different, better and more co-productive way of working to support those experiencing mental illness.
The Lambeth Living Well Network Hub, which has been operating in the North of Lambeth since November 2013 and went borough-wide on 29 June 2015.
Additional funding has enabled this exciting development, which will support Lambeth GPs and residents to engage in their wellbeing and be more active in their local community.
The Hub can meet people who have concerns about their mental health and wellbeing. It will provide an assessment and suggest other services such as peer support, benefits advice or secondary mental health care. The team also has the resources and skills to support people with their goals for up to twelve weeks.
The Living Well Network Hub comprises of staff from a range of professions, including occupational therapists, support workers, social workers, mental health nurses, psychiatrists, people with a lived experience of mental health and agencies that are already working in your local community – including Every Pound Counts, the Job Centre, Certitude, Thames Reach and Mosaic Clubhouse.
The Living Well Network Hub will be open to all residents who have a Lambeth GP from Monday 29 June 2015. If you feel you would benefit from support from the Network please contact us on 020 3691 5080. You will be able to speak to an ‘Introductions Coordinator’ who can support you with any concerns you have about your mental health.
The Living Well Network Hub is based at Streatham Job Centre, 3rd Floor, Crown House, Station Approach SW16 6HW and is open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.
Living Well Network Open Mornings
On the first Thursday of every month there is a Living Well Network Open Morning at Living Well Parternship, 65 Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 1BZ where you can come along to know more about mental wellbeing services in Lambeth.
If you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7924 9657.
How we got to where we are?
We want to move from a crisis focused system to one that is focused on early intervention and reablement by turning its system on its head.
In the summer of 2012, the Collaborative hosted a series of events working with over 100 people, including; people who use services, peer supporters, carers, front-line staff, service managers and commissioners. Together, we explored the challenges of delivering services for those experiencing acute mental distress and worked collaboratively to design a new approach; the Living Well Network, which describes a range of new ways of supporting people that we are seeking to develop together.
We tried it at small scale
In October 2012, we created a team of people from across services including peer supporters, to test the Living Well Network approach with 10 people with a range of needs. This was called a prototype and it helped us learn about what worked and what didn’t, but more importantly it showed the value of growing a Living Well Network.
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Living Well Network Brochure
Please click here to download the Living Well Network brochure.