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Improving mental health services

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  • Mental health staff at Hestia Housing help support independent living for patients

Dr Phil Moore GP
Deputy chair for Kingston CCG

Kingston GP Dr Phil Moore is providing clinical leadership on a programme to improve mental health services across Kingston.

"The improvement of mental health services in the borough is a key priority for the CCG. We are putting patients at the centre of their own healthcare.

"Our overall approach follows national best practice, focusing on the individual needs of each patient and supporting independent living wherever possible, to enable patients to live their lives to the full."

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Key areas of focus

Kingston Wellbeing Service

The Kingston Wellbeing Service, launched in April 2013, provides coordinated mental health and substance misuse support for Kingston residents. The service supports adults over 18 years in Kingston with common mental health conditions related to anxiety and depression, and support for individuals with drug and alcohol misuse issues.

Anyone can access the service – either through their GP or other health professional or by referring themselves directly if they want to.

There is also a 'drop in' assessment service for individuals attending for substance misuse issues. Substance misuse services are open Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm.

The service is currently offered from Surbiton Health Centre and Hollyfield House.

You can find out more about the Kingston Wellbeing Service here.

Support for independent living

We’re investing in accommodation and support that will enable people to live independently, while removing the focus on in-patient beds and high cost placements. This follows national best practice. There are many examples where this has approach has already been implemented successfully, with positive results for patients e.g. Southbank House, Rose Lodge.

Dementia Care

Since 2008, we've commissioned specialist dementia nursing care in the community using a range of specialist providers. This ensures that patients get the best quality long term care within a nursing home environment rather than in a hospital. This follows best practice and a national shift in the way these services are provided. 

Read more on independent living for mental health patients in the
healthy living supplement

For more information talk to your GP or view a guide to mental health services.

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900

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