Primary Care Mental Health Service

Primary Care Mental  Health Service (PCMHS) is a service providing support for people experiencing mental health problems and the professionals (GPs, nurses, mental health practitioners) supporting them, in the primary care/community setting. Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind delivers this service in London borough of Lewisham, working with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The service consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health practitioners including a psychiatrist, nurses, social workers, mental health advisors and peer support workers who work with people towards recovery from mental health problems based on the individuals need.

Support Available

People using the service will:

  • have regular reviews of their support and be supported to access physical health checks at their GP practice
  • be supported to access other local support in the community
  • have access to support and guidance from mental health workers with lived experience.

Primary Care Practitioners, such as GPs and nurses, will have access to:

  • psychiatric advice and guidance by a consultant psychiatrist and mental health practitioners in areas such as prescribing and case management, within two working days of request by telephone or email
  • quarterly training sessions to primary care practitioners
  • regular attendance at primary care MDT meeting
  • designated practitioners aligned to each GP Neighbourhood available to provide support and advice in primary care/GP practices, by email or telephone
  • integrated care records, via the Connect Care portal, improving mutual access to key clinical records, information sharing and improving shared care processes.

Contact Details for Professionals

Referrals

All referrals are sent to single point of access A&L service and will be triaged to PCMHS if appropriate.

Email: slm-tr.Lewisham-A-and-L@nhs.net

Advice and Guidance

Telephone: 020 3228 0600

Email: pcmhs@slam.nhs.uk