SiaC is co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health or addiction support needs, and/or carers.
These Peer Supporters help prevent people from reaching crisis point and promote recovery and feelings of belonging and hope to those in distress.
Support offered includes:
- Non-judgemental emotional listening support
- Guidance towards appropriate professional support if necessary
- Support to reduce feelings of isolation and distress
- Support to promote feelings of belonging
- Signposting to relevant services, other suitable organisations and resources
At the heart of the team’s support is the message that it’s OK to speak out about suffering, feeling lost and loneliness. Meeting in a casual setting in a person’s own community helps people to open up and feel less like a ‘patient’ and more like a person who deserves to be listened to.
Our out-of-hours crisis helpline provides peer support over the phone for adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
The helpline is open:
Monday to Friday 6pm until midnight
Saturday and Sunday midday to midnight
Freephone: 0300 123 1922
The Community Team
Our Community Team are trained to support people in a crisis short-term and provide a safe space for people to talk about the difficulties they are experiencing.
The Community Team can offer individuals a course of three to six one-to-one sessions.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility and referral
You must be referred to the Community Team by a professional, this can include GPs, key workers, A&E, or other organisations and charities.
You must also:
- be 18 years of age or older
- live in Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark
- need support with a mental health crisis
Community Rehabilitation Support
A community based alternative to hospital stays, with support offered for up to three months.
Short-term Intensive Support
Offering short stay supported living for people during their recovery following an inpatient stay at hospital.
To feel supported and connected to do the things we’re interested in. Whether that’s support with independent living, learning new activities, making friends or taking a break, we have a wide range of community activities and supports.