We will soon be carrying out a survey to find out what service users think about their care. This is part of a national programme to improve quality of care and service users’ experience.
After the success of last year’s digital photo competition, we would like to invite you to take part in this year competition to support World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2020.
We urgently need your support to provide the best possible care for our patients and to support our staff particularly at this time of unprecedented pressure on the NHS.
This guide provides an overview of the definition, diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, along with links to further information.
Our Trust has a longstanding reputation for the delivery of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
We have over 100 postgraduate doctors in training, including foundation trainees, trainees in general practice (GP), and core and higher specialty trainees in psychiatry. Most services employ at least one trainee. Each trainee has an educational and clinical supervisor. As well as regular meetings with their educational supervisor, trainees have weekly hourly meeting with their clinical supervisor. In addition, trainees receive training in the workplace and attend local educational programmes.
The Trust is a lead provider of training programmes in core psychiatry training and higher specialty training in general adult and old age psychiatry. We are a local education provider for other higher specialty training programmes where the lead providers are the South London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust (for forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and the psychiatry of learning disability) and UCL Partners (for medical psychotherapy).
In addition, we host GP and foundation training posts on the South West London training programmes.
Undergraduate medical students are based at St George's University of London, with over 250 per year being taught by our staff. Most Trust services host medical student attachments.
Trainees can apply for study leave and funding to revise for postgraduate exams and to attend external training.
We encourage our trainees to undertake training in teaching and presentation skills. We also ensure that all our higher specialty trainees undertake the training required to become an educational supervisor, as soon as they take up their first consultant post.
Mental health and exercise
Physical health problems can often affect your mental health. The mind can’t function unless your body is working properly and the state of your mind affects your body. To work properly, your body needs regular exercise
Physical activity has many benefits, not only to you physical wellbeing but also for your mental well being.
Exercise can help in the treatment and prevention of many illnesses including Type II diabetes and osteoporosis. It also helps reduce the likelihood of contracting some cancers and can improve the immune system as well as lessening the likelihood of developing problems with memory and dementia.
Remember - Any exercise is better than none but don’t overdo it. Build more physical activity into your life gradually, and remember to enjoy yourself.
Physical activity and exercise can also help you to:
Our staff are stars!
We know that they are the cornerstone of the organisation and each year we recognise their dedication and commitment at our Quality Awards.
The Quality Awards is a celebration of our staff and the work they do on a daily basis to deliver safe, high quality NHS mental health services to our patients.
The awards cover categories which are open to individuals, teams as well as community organisations and the categories include two awards which are nominated by patients, carers and members of the public.
Public nominations for "Patients' Champion Award" and "Mental Health Advocate" closed on Friday 19 October 2018. The winners will be announced at the Award ceremony on 29 November.