South West London and St George’s (SWLSTG) Mental Health NHS Trust is a research active Trust, where clinical research studies are core to the service user experience and clinical care. We have a wide range of research studies open investigating common mental health conditions such as depression, and psychosis, and we also have a range of dementia studies. This enables service users, carers, and staff to take part in research across the Trust in the community and inpatient setting to help researchers to find better ways to treat mental health conditions and improve quality of life.
Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
We have a dedicated Clinical Research Unit (CRU) based at Barnes Hospital. The CRU enables SWLSTG Trust researchers to run high quality research studies, where service users, carers, and volunteers can be seen in a safe and secure environment. The R&D Director and Clinical Research Practitioners oversee the CRU and support the Trust with the delivery of all clinical research studies running in the CRU.
Our Research Partners
We have links with neighboring universities, including St. George’s, University of London, Kingston and Roehampton. We also work very closely in research with a neighbouring Trust – Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. These help to develop the variety of mental health research that we conduct at SWSLTG.
Patient and Public Involvement/Co-production
We are committed to enabling, developing and supporting genuine active involvement in our research, working alongside people who have lived experience and/or caring experience of mental distress.