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We understand that there is a lot of anxiety around the safety of the vaccines. The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus.
A new community survey has just been launched as part of South London Listens to help find the solutions to the impact Covid-19 has had on the mental health of our communities.
We continue to see patients at all our sites, as well as in their homes, and have a number of measures in place to ensure our sites are Covid secure, including the wearing of face masks and coverings, deep cleaning, one-way signage and cleaning stations.
Our mission is clear: Making life better together.
We aspire to be a cost effective centre of excellence; a place where patients choose to be treated; where clinicians want to train and work; and where our stakeholders want to work with us.
We aim to help patients take back control of their lives, and to help them get opportunities, roles, relationships and activities that are important to them. By putting patients at the heart and excellence at the core of our business, we want to become the first choice for mental health for more and more people.
Our values outline how we treat our patients, shape how we work with our colleagues and are an important part of our continuing success in delivering high quality services. Our values underpin everything we do and summarise what we expect from every member of staff. We are:
In August 2019, we launched our Values and Behaviours Framework to further underpin our five values. Coproduced with over 1,500 staff, service users and carers as part of the Making Life Better Together Programme, the new framework clearly defines what behaviours our staff expect from each other and also what behaviours our service users expect from us when in our care. This is another step toward making our Trust a great place to work and an outstanding place in which to receive care.
You can view our Values and Behaviours Framework here.
We are a leading provider of mental health services across south west London and a beacon of excellence for many of our national mental health services.
We serve 1.1 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth and employ more than 2,000 staff who provide care and treatment to about 20,000 people from south west London and beyond at any given moment.
We have a long history of innovation that has helped to redefine the mental health landscape in the UK. We have more than 100 clinical teams across the Trust, working to make sure that high quality patient centred care is our key priority.The emphasis of our services is on recovery which means helping people to get on with their lives and to focus on the things that are important to them.
Our Trust headquarters are in the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, with major inpatient services provided from Tolworth hospital in Kingston, and Queen Mary's hospital in Roehampton. We also operate in many other community locations in London and the south east.
We provide community and outpatient services in each of the boroughs we serve and provide many national services such as those for people with eating disorders and OCD as well as national deaf services.
Our staff are among some of the most advanced and experienced practitioners in their fields and we are proud of the positive impact our mental health services have for both patients and the wider community. We invest in research, innovation and training in mental health and are connected to a number of academic and research organisations.
Our clinical expertise has led us to develop and contribute to ground-breaking national policies. We also regularly receive visitors to transfer knowledge and share good practice. From community outreach to informing government policy, we are working with you and for you to provide the best in mental health care.
As a teaching trust, we also provide education, training and research in partnership with a number of universities as listed below.