Changes to Bexley's mental health services

John Enser, Director of Bexley Mental Health Services and Director of Forensic and Prison Services

From Tuesday, 4 May 2010 Oxleas mental health services in Bexley will change.  

In working age adult services there will be an Intake and Liaison Team (ILT) which operates as the single point of access into services for clients aged 18 to 65. There will be a new Short term Intervention Team (SIT) and a new Recovery Team covering the whole of the borough. 

In services for older adults (aged 65 and over) there will be an Intake team and a Community Mental Health Team covering the whole of the borough. The Day Hospital and Memory Service remain unchanged.

The changes are explained with contact details for the services in the leaflets below. 

These changes have come about after several months of planning and consultation with staff, patients, carers, partner organisations and commissioners.

Director of Bexley and Forensic Services John Enser (pictured) said,  "I am very excited about the final implementation of the Bexley change programme, as many staff have been working towards this for over a year now. These changes were driven by a desire to improve response times to access services when people need them most, and ensure throughout their period of care, service users and their carers receive the highest quality of care. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who have so willingly supported this process from the early ideas stages to the reality of this implementation".

Published on 30th April 2010