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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 services deal with a variety of mental health conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to bipolar and schizophrenia. They also deal with specialised conditions such as eating disorders, PTSD and OCD.
This means our services have to cater for a diverse range of people and conditions. How you access a service depends on your individual circumstances, and you may follow any one of a number of different care pathways. You can find out more about these pathways here.
Older people's services
Liaison psychiatry teams
Children and young people's services
Learning disability service
After a year of external and internal engagement work we have we have launched our 5 year Trust Strategy (September 2018).
We have engaged externally with: service users, carers and families; members of the public, commissioners; voluntary sector and community groups; MPs and councillors; the South West London Health and Care Partnership.
Our new strategy includes four strategic ambitions:
These ambitions move us to focus on outcomes, not processes and are held together by our mission – Making Life Better Together – which is at the centre of our work.
We have a core set of programmes (quality, co-production and service user and carer involvement, collaboration and partnership working, the Estates Modernisation Programme, and transformation), enabling strategies and service line specific initiatives that will ensure delivery of an exciting new phase in the Trust.
The Trust agrees an annual set of corporate objectives that have quarterly milestones per year working towards delivery of these overarching strategic objectives. There are also a suite of Board approved enabling strategies that help support delivery of these strategic objectives. These are all reviewed on an annual basis, and implementation plans updated annually. The enabling strategies are:
At the heart of our five year quality and clinical strategies is our ambition to provide the best quality care, treatment and support to the people who use our services.
Our aim is to serve the mental health needs of everyone living and working across the many diverse communities we serve.
Our philosophy is to focus on three key elements; Quality, Improvement and Innovation. This means we will always work hard to make our care safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable.
Through using this approach we can put the patient at the centre of our work and use recovery approaches to help them fulfil their potential, within and beyond their experience of mental illness and other chronic conditions.
There are often opportunities for people to get involved in Research and Development projects.
This is a role description for service users interested in becoming members of the Oversight Committee of the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) system at SWLStG Mental Health NHS Trust.
What is CRIS?
What is the Role of the CRIS Oversight Committee?
Who else will be in the CRIS Oversight Committee?
The Committee will include a senior clinician, a representative from the Trust’s IT department, a representative of the Trust’s Data Protection lead (the Caldicott Guardian), 2 service user representatives and an administrator.
The PEER Group
PEER stands for Peer Expertise in Education and Research.
We are a group of local people with a lived experience of mental health issues who are interested in becoming actively involved in research at St George’s (University of London) and the Trust.
The group started in March 2010, meets every 2 months and has a current membership of 23 people. We receive our funding from the SWLSTG Research and Development Committee and PEER members are paid for their involvement. The group is co-ordinated and facilitated by Sarah Gibson and Kati Turner with support from Steve Gillard, Reader in Social and Community Mental Health at the Population Health Research Institute at St George’s.
The purpose of our group is to bring together people from different perspectives – mental health lived experience, carers, academic researchers and mental health professionals - to collaborate and work together in the field of mental health research and education in a variety of ways. The group provides the vital lived experience input into research and evaluation projects and funding bids. PEER Group members receive support and training in various areas to enable them to undertake the work.
If you would like to know more about the work of the PEER Group – whether you are a clinician, academic, mental health professional, carer or someone with lived experience of mental health issues - contact Kati Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org).