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Planning your care and support

Planning your care and support

Every person who uses our services receives an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive.

Everybody who uses our services also has one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or, if your needs are more complex, a care co-ordinator or named professional.

This person should be your main point of contact and you can talk with them about how your treatment and support are going.

Care planning and crisis planning

Your care co-ordinator or named professional will work with you to come up with a written plan describing the care and support you will receive from us. This is called a care plan and you will be given a copy to keep. The plan will be revised regularly.

The care plan will also cover:

  • Steps you can take to keep mentally well
  • any support provided by the local social services department
  • issues relating to health, medication, housing, income and employment
  • issues about support from carers, family or friends.

Your care co-ordinator or named professional will be someone involved in your care such as a psychiatrist, social worker or community mental health nurse.

Everyone involved in the care plan will be offered a copy including you, your carer (if applicable) and your GP.

If you have developed an advance statement of wishes (also sometimes called an Advance Directive) you may wish to include some of this in your care plan. Your care co-ordinator or named professional will be able to help you do this.

You can find more about care planning in our patient information leaflets.

Register for the Recovery College

Thank you for your interest in joining South West London Recovery College.

We need some information about you for our records; this is in case we need to contact you or the team/service that you receive services from.

Please note that the wearing of face coverings (a mask or shield/visor) is mandatory* for all classes as present. 

*Please contact the Recovery College on 0203 513 5818 if you wish to discuss this further.

Please indicate which courses you are interested in:

Library services

Library services

We provide a library and knowledge service for all staff and students across the Trust wherever you are based.

Staff and students are automatically members once a Trust email address has been allocated.

All the services listed are free and can be tailored to your needs so please get in touch:

  • Literature Search Service – we provide a search of the literature for you to identify journal articles, documents, books, websites and resources;
  • Current Awareness Service – we keep you up to date with journal tables of contents, evidence bulletins and newsletters;
  • Document Delivery Service – we order journal articles and books from other libraries for you and email/post them to you;
  • Enquiry Service – we answer enquiries by email, phone and in person;
  • Training opportunities – we train you how to use online resources;
  • Other Libraries – join St George’s Library, University of London for full borrowing rights and for walk-in access to St George’s electronic resources.

Both our libraries provide:

  • Quiet study spaces
  • Access to computers, printing, photocopying, scanning and shredding facilities
  • Books to borrow
  • Online access to a range of-journals, e-books, health and social care databases, quality evidence-based online resources, Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines Online, and funded CPD resources via the RCP and BAP.

Register for an OpenAthens account at:

Where to find us

Springfield Library 
Springfield Hospital,
Storey, Building 30,
1st Floor, Rm 108
Contact: Olga Rak (Library Services Manager) Tel  0203 513 6033

Access: The library is available 24/7. If your ID card does not allow access to Storey, please update your ID card at the Gate Lodge at Springfield.


Tolworth Library 
Tolworth Hospital,
Woodroffe House,
2nd Floor, Rm S8
Contact: Tel  0203 513 5026

Access: Use your swipe card between 8am-8pm. If you do not have a swipe card please contact the reception staff located on the 1st Floor, Acacia Unit. You will need the library door code – please contact your librarians or ask the reception staff.

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Guidelines and protocols

To help our staff stay up to date and informed on latest practice, we issue regular guidance and advice as below:

Shared care agreements

Click here to see the shared care agreement.

Medicine Information Service

The Medicines Information Service is available to healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, dentists, dieticians etc.) working in primary and secondary care. For patients across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth the service is available via the Medicines Helpline.Submitting a Medicines Information EnquiryIf you are a healthcare professional, please use this webform to contact us.If you are a patient, please contact us via the Medicines Helpline.

Other guidelines 

NICE guidance

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises the National Health Service (NHS) regarding treatments that should be made available. You can read their appraisals on the use of medicines which are relevant to the services we provide, here.


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