This programme is no longer running.

The AHSN Network was commissioned by NHS England to support mental health trusts with the adoption of the Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) model between April 2018 and March 2020.

NHS England has now written to trusts to ask that SIM and SIM-like models stop. The service users for this model have complex mental health needs and are among the most vulnerable in society, so the Network was deeply concerned to hear of the issues outlined in NHS England’s letter; any withholding of care is clearly unacceptable.

The AHSN Network has now published its Independent Review into its role in supporting SIM between 2018 and 2020.