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    As part of the exciting transformations happening across South West London and St George’s, our Trust has been working on new plans for the redevelopment of Barnes Hospital in the Borough of Richmond.

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    We believe that good staff and good patient experience go hand in hand and the people who work with us are at the very heart of delivering an excellent service to our patients.

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    Springfield moves

    This autumn our Trust will be opening two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital in Wandsworth.

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Investing in our future 

Through the Trust's Estate Modernisation Programme (EMP), we are making multimillion pound investments to deliver modern mental health facilities that provide outsanding new environments for our patients and service users. 

EMP is one key part of the Trust's Integrated Programme which is investing in our services, people and our estate, including new and refurbished mental health facilities across Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth.

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  • Autumn 2022 - We will be delivering new mental health facilities at Springfield alongside main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine and master developer Springfield and Tolworth Estates Partnership as part of a new 'Springfield Village'. Two new facilities, the Trinity and Shaftesbury buildings, are due to open this year at Springfield University Hospital.
  • Spring 2024 - This will be followed by the delivery of the new Barnes Hospital, with a new 1500m2 mental health facility due to be complete in two years' time.
  • Summer 2025 - And finally, new mental health facilities will open at Tolworth Hospital in Kingston following a two-year construction period. 

This represents major innovation and investment in our local communities. By 2025 it will transform mental health services in south west London, supporting us to deliver on our Trust mission, 'Making Life Better Together'. 

2022 - Delivering Trinity and Shaftesbury



In the winter our construciton partners hosted a webinar sharing the latest on the development of Springfield Village including details about the new 32-acre park, chapel square and the new housing developments continuing onsite. 

As well as virtual events like this we continue to keep our communities updated regularly through the Springfield Messenger


Sp5Through the spring months the final fit out of Trinity and Shaftesbury has been progressing at Springfield. 

To celebrate the upcoming completion of the new buildings in the summer we are inviting our whole community to join us at Springfield for our Making Life Better Together Summer Street Party. We'll also be hosting a similar event at Tolworth Hospital as we look ahead to developments there in the years to come.

At this year’s Springfield Street Party, we will be celebrating the completion of our new facilities, Trinity and Shaftesbury. During the day we will be running tours of the new facilities –  sign up to a tour here. We will be closing the road in front of the Recovery College and will be having food stalls from around the world, a market place with information stands about different Trust and community services and free activities to take part in. 

Street PartyAfter a challenging few years, these events will be a brilliant chance for us to come together to say thank you to each other and celebrate, along with our patients, their carers and our local communities.

At this year’s Tolworth Street Party, there will also be food stalls from around the world and free activities to take part in. This will be the same event but on a slightly smaller scale!

All are welcome, so bring your friends, families, and colleagues! We look forward to seeing you there. 

2021 - Works continued 


Director for the Integrated Programme, Ian Garlington, kicked off the year by sharing his thoughts on the progress to date in the first of a new blog series hosted here.

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HangoutTogether with our construction partners STEP and Sir Robert McAlpine, the Trust launched a new programme of activities for local schools to take advantage of learning opportunities linked to the development of Springfield Village. 

This included work experience opportunities, a competition to design a youth  'hangout' shelter in the new park, and submitting artwork to brighten up the green hoardings on site at Springfield.


In April, we hosted a virtual community engagement event to share more on our Integrated Programme and our broader vision for mental health services in South West London. Updates were shared on developments at Springfield Village and plans further ahead at Barnes and Tolworth. 

MLBT 2021Over the Spring we also welcomed Arts and Mental Health Charity Hospital Rooms back to Springfield. The charity is working with our community of service users, staff and carers to create the art work for our new hospital buildings over the next two years.  

To begin this process, they visited a variety of wards during a week-long Arts Festival. Hospital Rooms led an art workshop including painting, patterning and designing.

The sessions was led by professional artists, peer tutors and the Hospital Rooms team.This was the very first step in an exciting process of co-production to ensure our new facilities are decorated in line with service user needs.

Arts and mental health charity Hospital Rooms returned to Springfield in August to lead a Summer Art School at the Recovery College. They partnered with some fantastic Wandsworth cultural organisations including Matt's Gallery, National Opera Studio, Ubuntu Museum and International Curators Forum to bring a wide variety of creative sessions to students. From watercolour and collage to singing and storytelling, the workshops provided an opportunity for people to try new things and express themselves through a range of different mediums. 

‘The Summer School was packed with colour, laughter and creativity thanks to Hospital Rooms and all the artistic teams who offered their time and expertise to make the week such a success. Music filled the rooms and the sound of people chatting away so engrossed in their artwork was a real delight in these tough times. 

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'All the artists and staff showed great care, excitement and knowledge in their different areas of interest, creating a safe space for people to dip their toes into creative techniques they’ve never tried before. We can’t wait for our next collaboration with Hospital Rooms, when we’ll be working closely with them on the look and feel of our space within the brand new hospital currently under construction.’ Lindsay Fox and Owen Reilly, Recovery College

Hospital Rooms also delivered ‘Season of Creativity’ from January to June 2022 lasing over 80 workshops across inpatient, outpatient and wider services to inform 20 specially commissioned artworks created for the new hospital buildings at Springfield.

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In the Summer we announced the names for our new buildings at Springfield following our community competition launched in 2020.

The winning nomination for our new forensic building was ‘Shaftesbury Building’.

nb1Our judging panel loved this entry which continues from the name of the current building for our forensic services. We felt that this would help service users continue to navigate the new estate layout easily and provide a seamless link from the old to new look Springfield Hospital. 

For our non-forensic building, our judges were split between two choices, ‘Tota', the Anglo-Saxon name for Tooting, which has clear links to the location of Springfield Hospital, and ‘Trinity’. Tooting Bec Station was originally named ‘Trinity Road Station’, which again has close links to the Trust geographically. 

After polling our community.. 'Trinity' came out on top with 57% of the public vote! 

Thank you again to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners who submitted these entries.

In early September we installed new hoardings at Springfield Hospital displaying artwork from local schools on the theme of wellbeing. 

The hoardings can be viewed at the Burntwood Lane entrance of Springfield Hospital and will be in place until Spring 2024 when the first areas of the new 32-acre park at Springfield open to the public.Hoarding art 1Labour MPs tour South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust   Over the autumn we also hosted a series of site visits with local MPs to help them understand more about then new facilities being developed at Springfield. 

The groups also visited staff on Bluebell Ward, one of three national specialist deaf services in the country that offers support to deaf and blind people experiencing mental health issues. Staff shared their experiences of supporting service users during the pandemic and gave insights into the care provided.

In October Trust staff took part in a bricklaying event to celebrate 12 months to go until the opening of two new mental health facilities, adding some of the final touches to the facade of the new home from many of the Trust's non-forensic services. 

Abz picTrust pharmacist Abz Salama, who took part in the event and won the building naming competition, said:

“It was a pleasure to lay some of the final bricks for our new mental health facilities with our construction partners.

"I’m really looking forward to moving into our new home and we’re excited about what this means not just for our teams, but for the care we deliver to our patients and service users.” FoBH agm pic 2

Later in the autumn, Trust Medical Director Dr Billy Boland, and Director for the Trust's Integrated Programme Ian Garlington attended the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Barnes Hospital at All Saint's Church in Richmond. 

Information was shared on the services available in Richmond, delivered at Barnes Hospital, Richmond Royal and the Maddison Centre alongside updates on the planned development of Barnes Hospital. 

2020 - Works commenced 


Following final approval and a brief pause  as adjustments were made to accommodate new health and safety guidance as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, work on the Trust’s Estate Modernisation Programme began at pace in early 2020 progressing into the Spring.

New structures sprouted up at Springfield and various areas of the grounds were secured to make way for modern inpatient facilities.


Our Chief Executive Vanessa and Non-Executive Director Juliet Armstrong were some for the first on site to check out the progress at Springfield on the new buildings.

Hear what they had to say about the view from the ground in this video.


Our construction partners Sir Robert McAlpine talked Vanessa through parts of the facade and how our new inpatient rooms will be set out.


Staff had to opportunity to visits the site over 2020 to check out the latest progress on their new wards, including members of the team from our Lavender Ward.

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Here’s what Matron, Gina and Ward Manager, Collen had to say onsite:   


December saw the launch of a new competition inviting staff as well as patients, service users and members of the public to help us find names for our our new buildings.

We looked for nominations that:

  • Reflected the history of the area/ landmarks
  • Reflected the history of inspiring local people from the past or present
  • Reflected a key influence within Mental Health Services (Similar to how existing buildings have been named in the past)

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Find more information about the development including the latest happening onsite on the Springfield and Tolworth Estates Partnership (STEP) website: 

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To find out more information on our plan to invest in new mental health services please contact us using the details below.


Post: Estate Modernisation Programme, Newton Building 3, Entrance 2 Ground Floor, Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, London SW17 7DJ

Peer support & lived experience workforce at SWLSTG

At SWLST we have a vibrant team of peer support workers and lived-experience practitioners who work in the design and implementation of our peer support services, training and other activities involving lived experience of accessing mental health services or mental health distress.

Our Trust has a long history of employing lived-experience practitioners and delivering peer-led work. We valued and embraced the first-hand experiences of people with mental health challenges and their carers, as well as their experiences of accessing mental health services.


We count on over 40 peer support workers and lived-experience practitioners across all our service lines, using their stories to inspire hope, empower others and role model recovery amongst our colleagues, patients and friends, families and carers. Our lived-experience workforce is made of people from all walks of life and their experiences and stories are as diverse, as that of the people we care for.

Our peer support workers and lived experience practitioners work closely with the Trust clinical teams and operational managers, the local crisis cafes, the Recovery College, our voluntary sector partners, and our wider networks to ensure we deliver the best quality of care for our patients and their carers.

The lived experience workforce at SWLSTG continues to benefit from engaging in peer-to-peer supervision, creating personal wellness action plans, accessing peer support and other statutory training, and participating in a monthly peer support and development group with other colleagues doing lived experience work.


We know that people who are interested in peer support and lived experience work have different reasons to do so. We take these reasons into account and are committed to ensuring that our peer support and lived experience workforce maintain their wellbeing and enhance their professional experience through the work they undertake.

Whether you want to give back to the community, help shape the services that support you or the person you care for, share your recovery story with others, inspire people finding it difficult, or simply be a listening ear, we might have a role for you.

We have roles that might suit people who are approaching their professional life alongside their recovery journey. We work closely with our Involvement Team and our volunteers, ensuring we create professional development pathways and extend opportunities for career development that are tailored to every practitioner’s needs.


People interested in accessing peer support services or joining our lived experience workforce can get in touch with our Peer Support and Lived Experience workforce lead, by emailing or calling 020 3513 5775.

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Wheter it is dealing with the virus itself, being impacted by unemployment, feeling isolated, or the tragedy of losing a loved one, we have all had a very personal experience of living through this pandemic, and we know that it is not over yet. South London Listens, is a partnership between the NHS, local authorities, and community organisations to urgently respond to the impacts of the pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.


What is South London Listens?

South London Listens was launched in 2020, by the three mental health Trusts in south London (South London and Maudsley, South West London and St Georges, and Oxleas). 

Over the following 12 months, through community meetings, group conversations and a listening campaign we heard from more than 6,000 people across south London about the impact the pandemic had on them and their ideas for how we can support them to recover. 

Action plan

The South London Listens community listening campaign culminated in a community summit in June 2021 where the community presented their asks for how we can support their recovery from the pandemic.

Along with the other mental health Trusts, local authorities, public bodies and community groups, we were proud to pledge our support to their asks.

The South London Listens Action Plan sets out how we will deliver these pledges across the four priority areas:

  1. Loneliness, social isolation and community involvement
  2. Work and wages
  3. Children, young people and parental mental health
  4. Access to services

The two-year plan, launched in October 2021, details what the community asked us to do and the work we will be doing to fulfil our pledges.

An Accountability Summit will take place in summer 2022 to demonstrate progress made against our pledges.

South London Listens Taskforce

Collaboration is at the heart of the South London Listens programme and the Action Plan will be delivered in partnership by the community and all those who pledged support.

The programme is overseen by the South London Listens Taskforce, chaired by Ann Beasley CBE (Chair, South West London and St Georges NHS Trust) and Sir Norman Lamb (Chair, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) is made up of representative from the three south London mental health Trusts, local authorities and the community.

The South London Listens story

South London Listens began life as the Mental Ill-Health Prevention and Recovery Programme.  Launched in 2020 in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of our communities, it was driven by the three mental health Trusts in south London (South London and Maudsley, South West London and St Georges, and Oxleas). 

July 2020 South London Mental Ill Health Prevention Summit

We held an urgent summit in July 2020 in partnership with Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth councils to address how we could work together to protect our communities’ mental health as result of Covid-19 pandemic.

November 2020 South London Listens community listening campaign

In November 2020, we launched the South London Listens community listening campaign at our second summit. For this phase we partnered with Citizens UK to carry out a listening campaign to find out how the Covid-19 pandemic was affecting our communities.

Between November 2020 and March 2021, the campaign heard from 5,732 people across South London and focused on reaching groups disproportionately affected by mental ill health. There were also ‘mini-summits’ in several boroughs, attended by community leaders and MPs to share their experiences and ideas.

Throughout March and April 2021, these events were complimented by an online survey which was completed by nearly 600 people.

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June 2021 South London Listens Community Summit

The South London Listens community listening campaign culminated with a third community summit on 16 June 2021.

The South London Listens Community Summit was attended by hundreds of community leaders and members of the public, and we were joined by South West London and St George's NHS Trust, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and local councils.

The community leaders shared some of the inspiring stories they had heard as part of the listening campaign and presented a series of specific asks designed to help prevent a mental health crisis as a result of the pandemic.

Our Pledges

At the summit we pledged:

  • To develop a virtual waiting room to support children and young people waiting for mental health treatment
  • To resource parent groups to offer peer-to-peer support
  • To invest in mental health practitioners based in community organisations
  • To work towards developing a culturally competent workforce
  • To champion the living wage within the health sector
  • To support hundreds of local people to become Mental Health Champions and the development of Mental Health Hubs
  • To work with councils and community groups to develop a social isolation, loneliness and digital inclusion strategy
  • To publish an action plan for delivering our pledges
  • To continue to meet with community leaders
  • To become an anchor institution
  • To attend an Accountability Assembly next year

February 2021 

Remote consultations in mental health webinar - learning from evaluation in South London

COVID-19 turbo charged use of video consultations in clinical practice. This webinar is co-hosted with the Health Innovation Network (HIN), drawing on its research across South London into remote consultations and their impact. It takes place on Tuesday 9 March, from 12 to 1pm. More information:

The event will cover areas including:

  • Are remote consultation effective for staff and service users?
  • What the evidence tells us from the HIN research
  • The human factors influencing uptake and delivery
  • How do we tackle digital exclusion?

It will feature clinicians, digital specialists, Lived Experience Practitioners, academic experts and others, aiming to help inform online clinical practice. HIN research details:

January 2021

Provider Collaboratives Quality Start-Up Summit

Clinicians from Adult Eating Disorders, CAMHS and Forensic services - including the independent sector - came together to start developing quality monitoring, measuring and reporting standards and a framework for the new responsibilities and accountabilities for care quality SLP has taken on from NHSE Specialist Commissioning through Provider Collaboratives. 

December 2020

Provider Collaboratives Update

The SLP Trusts continue to deliver transformational patient care programmes together, for Forensic (Adult Secure), CAMHS (Tier 4) and Adult Eating Disorders (AED) specialist services, as Provider Collaboratives. Building on the innovation and partnership working of SLP New Care Models programmes, recent developments include:

  • A new Single Point of Referral to SLP Trusts’ AED inpatient care to help ensure consistent, rapid and equal access to the right care, also benefiting referrers including commissioners and clinicians from outside South London
  • Our Forensic programme is introducing innovative VR (Virtual Reality)-based technology enabling service users to be trained in motor vehicle repairs, supporting their future employability and return to the workplace.

November 2020

SLP Trusts take on major specialist commissioning budgets

More than £400 million commissioning budgets to develop and improve specialist services for local people were devolved to the SLP Trusts as our three new Provider Collaboratives (PCs) went live.

The ‘Fast Track’ SLP Provider Collaboratives for Forensic (Adult Secure), CAMHS (Tier 4) and Adult Eating Disorders represent three of just nine launched across England – highlighting the strength of our established partnership working, and putting us at the forefront of implementing new national NHS England policy.

The launch also reflects the impact of our joint Forensic and CAMHS New Care Models programmes, with the three Trusts working together in new ways to transform care, experience and outcomes for hundreds of patients. This partnership working culture - with a focus on improving patient outcomes - has enabled teams to deliver transformational changes, bringing care closer to home, in better environments, and fewer inpatient admissions.

The new policy and devolved budgets allow us to take decisions locally about how to develop and invest in services based on South London population health needs, through a clinically-led approach, with services co-designed with patients and partner organisations.

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