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Thursday, 19 May 2016

SWLSTG welcomes non-executive Director to Trust - 19 May 2016

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is pleased to welcome Richard Flatman as a non-executive Director to the Trust. Richard joined the Trust in April as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Richard is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with extensive business and commercial expertise. He has been Chief Financial Officer at London South Bank University since 2002 and has combined this with a wide range of non-executive roles in higher education including as Governor at University of Wales, Newport and more recently the University of South Wales. Before joining London South Bank, Richard specialised in audit and risk consulting services with Deloitte.

Monday, 16 May 2016

SWLSTG to train highly talented graduates as mental health social workers - 16 May 2016

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) will be partnering with charity Think Ahead to provide on-the-job training for highly talented graduates to become mental health social workers.

SWLSTG is one of 16 mental health services that have been selected to pioneer a new approach to improve support for people with mental illness. Over 23 graduates applied for each place on the programme, which is supported by £12m from the Department of Health.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Transformation of Step Down Service in Merton

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (the Trust) has been working in partnership with Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), using national best practice, to improve the 'step down' support available for patients after they are well enough to move out of inpatient mental health services.

The Trust has been working with a wide range of stakeholders including the local community, patients, carers, clinicians and partners to develop a service which empowers patients to take much more control over their own care and treatment. This new service will help people with mental health problems receive the right care, in the right place at the right time by supporting their recovery in the community.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Trust celebrates as staff member receives gold medal for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry

Trust celebrates as staff member receives gold medal for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) celebrated earlier this month as Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Lynne Drummond was awarded a gold medal for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry at the '7th Congress in Brain and Behavior' held in Greece on the 29 to 31 January 2016.

Dr Lynne Drummond, the lead clinician for the Trust's nationally commissioned service for severe, enduring obsessive-compulsive and body dysmorphic disorders (OCD/BDD), made the keynote address at the conference where she received the 'Aristotle University Gold Medal Award for outstanding achievements in Psychiatry'.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

SWLSTG Recovery College is celebrating Time to Talk Day

South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust will be celebrating Time to Talk Day on Thursday 4 February 2016.

The Trust's Recovery College - a pioneering educational facility and the first in the UK, providing self management courses to support recovery for patients, their families, friends, carers and staff - will be running an 'brew and breather' event, encouraging college students and guests to take time out of their busy every-day lives to chat about mental health over a cup of tea.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Trust Patient Experience Team shortlisted for double award

Trust Patient Experience Team shortlisted for double award

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is celebrating after its Patient Experience team was shortlisted for two prestigious patient experience awards.

The Trust's Patient Experience team have been shortlisted for the awards: 'Turning it Around When it Goes Wrong' and 'Team of the Year' at the Patient Experience Network (PEN) National Awards 2016.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

Are you suffering from low mood or depression? Our Sutton Wellbeing service is open for business during January

Are you suffering from low mood or depression? Our Sutton Wellbeing service is open for business during January

Are you suffering from low mood or depression? Lots of people get depressed in winter, or suffer from 'the winter blues'. The medical name for this winter depression is seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

The Sutton Uplift service - a unique service which offers help and advice to people who are depressed or are anxious - is open for business throughout January to offer support and information on mental wellbeing.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Nearly 60 Christmas charity hampers donated by Trust staff to the Trussell Trust foodbank

Nearly 60 Christmas charity hampers donated by Trust staff to the Trussell Trust foodbank

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust staff across the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth have put together an amazing 58 Christmas charity hampers for the Trussell Trust foodbank this Christmas.

The Trussell Trust partners work with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide, with over 420 foodbanks across the country. All food is donated by the public and sorted by volunteers.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Pharmacy Services develop innovative free app for safe lithium treatment

Pharmacy Services at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have developed an innovative app that will be available for free to help with the safe prescribing, administering and monitoring of lithium.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Trust hosts visitors from Denmark to its ground breaking Recovery College

Trust hosts visitors from Denmark to its ground breaking Recovery College

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) ground breaking Recovery College played host to visitors from Denmark to learn more about the Trust's pioneering educational facility.

The Recovery College was the first UK College to provide recovery education for patients.

Friday, 09 October 2015

Celebrating World Mental Health Day on 10 October

Published Date: 09 October 2015

We celebrated World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October with two open events at our Springfield University site and in Kingston town centre.

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Recovery College balloon release led by Tooting MP Sadiq Khan

Published Date: 08 October 2015

To celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) Recovery College held a balloon release event on Friday 9 October, with journaling taster sessions, mindfulness workshops and lunch. 

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Join in Mental Health Month this October

Published Date: 29 September 2015

For up-to-date information on open days and other events - please see our timetable.

We have over 40 events across our sites in south west London, including:

 

  • WMH Logo in onecelebrating Black History Month with poetry, music and storytelling in our Springfield University Hospital and Tolworth Hospital canteens
  • A World Mental Health Day Balloon Release event on 9 October at Springfield University Hospital with workshops in mindfulness and journaling
  • Open days at Springfield University Hospital and Kingston All Saints Church on 10 October
  • Sutton Uplift Mental Health event on 13 October at Sutton Asda with interactive activities around the five ways to wellbeing
  • Pop Up Libraries
  • The Heart of Mindfulness Conference
  • Recovery College courses for staff and patients, their carers and families
  • Free staff welfare therapies and mindfulness drop in sessions
  • Plant and cake sales
  • Annual Heal Our Broken Village Conference on 28 October
  • Information stalls at Clapham Junction station with Trust staff talking about mental health

 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Trust nurses attend prestigous international congress for law and mental health

Published Date: 17 September 2015

Two nurses from South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) Adult Acute Inpatient Services, Kiran Jnagal, and Felicity Mayer, were invited to a prestigious international congress for law and mental health.

Held at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, the congress attracts an international community of leading researchers, academics, practitioners and professionals to share their perspectives on law and mental health.  Topics discussed include forensic psychiatry in Pakistan and the practical ethics between law and mental health in Guantanamo and death row. 

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