Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health
The Organisation was formed in 1983 to establish a forum that would serve as a focus for the development of services for people who experience mental illness within the communities of Lanarkshire.
Until 1989, much of our activity was within the Hamilton/Blantyre area where we provided supported accommodation and developed an early vision of dispersed day care.
Since then, there has been steady growth in our services and we currently provide community based support services throughout all of Lanarkshire.
Employment opportunities have also been developed within local teams to explore pathways to employment for people who wish to pursue work related activity.
We currently employ around 70 staff, a mixture of full and part-time and sessional staff and we involve volunteers to do specific pieces of work depending on local need.
We are committed, in the long term, to a gradual and qualitative improvement in the focus and delivery of our services.
Our Organisation first achieved Investors in People status in 2001, and has retained this since endorsing our commitment to staff involvement and development.
The Organisation is governed by a Board and supported by local Advisory Groups and consultation groups with service users/carers taking all places on the latter groups and service users at least 50% of places on the Board. We are committed to the meaningful participation of users in all aspects of service development and delivery.
The Organisation has, through the planning process, been able to offer a major contribution to the development of services in Lanarkshire, and LAMH can look forward to a stable future at the centre of community care services in Lanarkshire.