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Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Introducing our Associate Hospital Managers

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Patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act or subject to a Community Treatment Order can ask for their case to be reviewed by Associate Hospital Managers (AHMs).

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

"SWLStG is a fantastic place to be a trainee."

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At South West London and St George’s, we have over 90 junior doctors working across our inpatient and community services. Working closely with our consultant psychiatrists, they are responsible for the day-to-day medical and psychiatric care of patients.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Anti-racism hub: “Anti-racism is everyone’s business”

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Anti-Racism is everyone’s business. As a Trust, we are committed to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation, which challenges racist behaviours and actively works to oppose racial prejudice.

Friday, 17 June 2022 Wednesday, 17 August 2022

South London Listens Be Well hubs: "We are open to everyone"

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South London Listens' Be Well hubs are safe spaces for local people to turn to when they feel their mental health is low or simply to feel more connected with their local community.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

"Clinical audit is a vital part of ensuring our services are the best they can be"

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It’s Clinical Audit Awareness Week! This week (13-17 June) is all about celebrating the benefits and impact of clinical audit and quality improvement work.

Thursday, 09 June 2022

Carers Week 2022: Supporting carers is everyone’s business

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Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Mental Health Awareness 2022: Tackling loneliness with Merton Uplift

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This year Mental Health Awareness Week is shining a light on the impact of loneliness on mental health and wellbeing.

To mark the occasion we caught up with Sarah McDonald, Wellbeing Lead at Merton Uplift, which provides Talking Therapies and a range of first-line support services to people struggling with their mental health.

Monday, 08 November 2021

“This project matters because it will support people at times of their greatest need”

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Teva Hesse is an architect who has been leading on the design of the Trust’s two new mental health facilities at Springfield Hospital. The facilities will sit at the heart of a new ‘Springfield Village’, which will also see the development of a new 32-acre park as well as the development of hundreds of new homes.

Wednesday, 03 November 2021

Celebrating 12 months to go to Springfield Village

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To mark 12 months to go until the opening of Springfield Village, we have been finding out what the development means to some of our staff, including what they are most looking forward to.

“We have come a long way since I trained to be a nurse at Springfield, but there is still much to do.”

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Vanessa Ford, Chief Executive of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust talks about the practical steps we are taking in south west London to start to shift the dial around inequalities in mental health.

Talking Mental Health Awareness Week with Jupiter Ward

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With nature the focus for the year’s awareness week, we caught up with Ioanna, a member of the team from Jupiter Ward to find out more about their work and what this week means to them.

International Security Officers Day

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Catching up with a few of the Trust Security Officers on International Security Officers Day

Children are people today

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As I write, I can hear my neighbour’s twin girls playing in their garden. The sound is musical, the incessant chatter, squeals and laughter could be the silvery tinkle of a mountain stream on a sunny day.

Making Life Better Together in 2021

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Preparing for the new year always feels like an opportunity to take a moment to be mindful of the things that we have done in the recent past and consider how to do them in the future with more resilience and greater certainty for all our people.

Our journey co-creating a new medication diary

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One of the key messages that we tell our students when they attend the Recovery College’s ‘Understanding Your Medication’ course is ‘If you’re currently taking a medication that doesn’t work for you, go back and ask for something else. Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself.’

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