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our strategic objectives

Referring to our services

Our Trust wants to make the referral process as simple as possible. To find out more about how you can refer patients to our services please look at the individual services profiled in our services page.

The services are arranged alphabetically and provide detailed referral information, a list of conditions treated, profiles of who the service is for and the latest contact details including location maps.

We accept referrals from qualified professionals, including GPs, Accident and Emergency, and the Police.

Active Services on the e-Referral service

A number of our services are now active on eRS and we would encourage GPs to use this system when sending through referrals to these teams. The active teams using eRS are:

Wandsworth

  • Wandsworth SPA (for adults aged 18-74)
  • Wandsworth CAMHS SPA (for children and young people up to the age of 18 years)
  • Wandsworth Older People (for older people with mental health conditions aged and over for cognitive impairment. 75 and over for functional mental illness. Frailty as well as other physical health conditions are also taken into consideration where patients with a functional mental illness are below 75)

Merton

  • Merton Assessment Team (for people with a serious mental health need)
  • Merton CAMHS (mental health assessment and treatment for children, young people aged 5-18 and their families)
  • Merton Older People (for people over the age of 65 with dementia or other organic illness and over the age of 75 with functional mental illness such as depression)

Sutton

  • Sutton Uplift (anyone aged 18 and over)
  • Sutton CAMHS (mental health assessment and treatment for children, young people aged 5-18 and their families)
  • Sutton Older People (for older people over the age of 75 experiencing a mental health problem)

Kingston and Richmond

  • Kingston Older People (for older people aged 75 and over with a mental health problem but also accept referrals of younger people where frailty is of a level where their needs can be best met by this service, referrals to the Memory Service of people younger than 75 where memory is the primary concern, assess and treat people who already have a diagnosis of dementia who may have additional mental health symptoms)
  • Richmond Older People (for people with mental health conditions aged 18 and over for cognitive impairment, 75 and over for functional mental illness; Frailty as well as other physical health conditions are also taken into consideration where patients with a functional mental illness are below 75)
  • CAMHS SPA (for children and young people up to the age of 18 years)

Referrals only need to be sent via eRS and there is no requirement to resend the same referral via email as this does create additional work. We are using eRS for referrals only (not for correspondence letters) and we encourage that referrals include full demographic patient information i.e. gender/marital status and ethnicity as well as any relevant test results.

Primary care liaison service

Our primary care liaison team aims to build strong and sustainable working relationships with GPs, practice managers and other primary care colleagues.

We can help you resolve any problems you may be having in referring into our services or contacting specialists.

Please do get in touch with us with your requests, thoughts, comments and suggestions:

Primary care newsletter

To keep our primary care colleagues up-to-date with the latest developments in the Trust, we are now issuing a regular newsletter. To subscribe to it, please email us.  

We are always interested to hear what you think of the newsletter content and how we can improve it going forward. Please do send us your comments and ideas by email.

 emergency help

Safeguarding

Keeping the people who use our services safe is very important.  That is why we have arrangements to protect people from abuse.

Children may be at risk of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

Adults at risk are people who are vulnerable because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness and have care and support needs. They may find it difficult to protect themselves from abuse because of their care and support needs.

We are committed to promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk. 

You can download a copy of our Safeguarding leaflet.

You can report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you've found on the internet by going to https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism.  You can make your report anonymously.The new website address is https://www.mertonscp.org.uk/

Here are some useful contacts and websites you may find helpful at this time. 

Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone.

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact the NSPCC’s professional counselors for help, advice and support.

For free, confidential advice and support for any child or young person under 18 years, whatever the worry.

MIND: Mental health support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’

YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing.

  • Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus here.

how you can help

How you can give

Your support will help make life better for people with mental health problems across SW London and beyond.

  • Every penny you raise or donate goes directly to supporting local people with mental health problems.
  • Thank you for your support.

Donate online

You can make a donation now through our donation page including setting up a regular donation.

Donate by post

Send a cheque payable to South West London & St Georges  NHS Trust Charitable Fund.

Please enclose to Gift Aid form so that we can claim an additional 25p Gift Aid Tax relief for every £1 that you give.

In person

You can make a donation in person through the cashiers at one of our hospitals.  Here’s a list of our hospitals and opening times for making donations.

fundraising events

Fundraising events

Let's put the fun back in fundraising!

Whether you want to run marathons (or want others to run them), walk in wellingtons full of custard or stage a themed party, there’s an event for everyone who wants to make life better for people with mental health problems.

We’ll help you fundraise, and can give you all the support you need to make your event a resounding success.

Sophie's story 

In July, our Trust received over £13,000 in public support when the family of a former patient launched a remarkable fundraising campaign for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Aquarius Ward at Springfield Hospital. 

Sophie, who sadly passed away in May 2016, spent time at Aquarius Ward had admired the “remarkable dedication and care of the staff” that had looked after her. Sophie’s family wanted to honour her wishes by supporting the Trust’s Charity to help other young people  going through the same experiences.  

Chief Executive David Bradley said “We are humbled that Sophie’s family chose to honour her memory in this way. The outpouring of support from the public is a testament to her life as well as the hard working staff we have on the ward. These donations will help make life better for patients and ensure we can continue helping to improve people’s lives.” 

You can find out more about Sophie’s story and how to support the Trust’s Charity here.

Tim Tolcher's 220 mile cycle raised over £3,000 in donations

Tim Tolcher cycled 220 miles in 24 hours with no stops from London to Ilfracombe on 7th July 2016 with no training. He started this ambitious trek in order to fundraise in memory of  Sophie Bennett, a dear family friend (see above). All the funds raised will go straight to the Trust charity. Tim has so far raised over £3,000. You can still donate to Tim's fundraiser here

Night riders

In June a team from the Trust joined in the London Nightrider Challenge to raise money for the Trust’s Charity.

This was a 100km route around London during the night starting at the Leo Valley VeloPark. The route took in as many sights as possible including Piccadilly circus, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, Little Venice, Albert Hall, the London Eye and the O2.

Overall the night riders raised a fantastic £1 million. You can show your support here - Donate Now

 

 

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