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    Trust rated Good by Health Regulator

    South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust today (12 June 2018) welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) findings which rated the Trust Good across all five domains inspected.

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    Enter our digital photography competition - #upliftingimage

    We are, once again, launhing our popular #upliftingimage digital photography competition. The theme this year is Contentment - what does it mean to you. We want to reach out to more people than ever before to challenge the stigma and discrimination still associated with mental health. The competition closes on October 10, 2018.

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    Developing world class mental health facilities

    FInd out more about our plans to develop two new hospitals at Springfield and Tolworth

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    Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

    Come and join us on 5 July from 4.30 – 6.30 pm at Springfield University Hospital as we celebrate 70 years of the NHS.

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What is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, physical, and social well-being.

It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

During your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common, but there is help. People with mental health problems do get better and many recover completely.

CAMHS exists to help children and their families facing mental health problems.

Help in an emergency

If you are an existing patient of the Trust's services and your condition deteriorates, contact:

  • your care co-ordinator (during office hours)

  • Crisis Line on 0800 028 8000 (5 pm - 9 am Monday to Friday, 24 hours Saturday and Sunday).

if you're feeling in extreme crisis right now and you think you may act on suicidal feelings, or you have seriously harmed yourself:

  • go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help (if you need to, you can call 999 and ask for an ambulance)

  • contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 (they're there to listen).

Mind have a leaflet which has a lot of information on avalaible help.

 

To find your local CAMHS service

  • speak to your GP who can refer you
  • search online for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in your area

Children and young people and their families can be referred to CAMHS if  children are finding it hard to cope with family life, school or the wider world. If these difficulties are too much for family, friends or GPs to help with, CAMHS may be able to assist.

 

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Case studies

As we develop we will post the stories of some of young patients who have been helped by CAMHS.

 

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