SLaM Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Service (Southwark)

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) is the main provider of mental health care in Southwark.

The Southwark MHLD service provides community-based psychiatric and psychological assessment, advice and treatment for people, aged over 18, who live in the London Borough of Southwark. They care for adults with mental health problems and learning disabilities who may have emotional, behavioural, and social, communication or physical difficulties. They provide care for people with mental health problems and complex needs including behaviours that challenge.

They are a multi professional team including psychologists, behavioural support specialists, nurses and psychiatrists. They work with other health and social care teams as part of the Mental Health Learning Disability Service (MHLD) Neurodevelopment Division.

The team provide mental health assessments, therapy and advice on services and treatment options to help people with learning disabilities maintain their health and independence.