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Lockdown Lessons podcast - Episode 5

In the final episode of this series, Tasnim Munaim and Esther Cameron talk to special guest Hadil Arman, all about how to maintain your wellbeing as a parent or carer during lockdown. Hadil works for Talk Wandsworth Wellbeing Service and joins the podcast to discuss how she coped with the constant changes to her family’s routine, the importance of meaningful self-care, and managing our inner self-critic.

Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Connecting with nature for Mental Health Awareness Week

It's Mental Health Awareness week this week. and this year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’.

We will be running some exciting events throughout the week. Make sure to check in daily.

Monday 10 May

MHW @SWLStG introduction video: Chief Executive, Vanessa Ford and Medical Director, Billy Boland share their thoughts about mental health week, the importance of nature for our wellbeing and introduce our photo campaign. Watch the video here

Share with us: This Mental Health Week, the theme is ‘Nature’. During the week we’re asking you to share your images, videos or sound recordings of nature and tell us how they make you feel. Send them to us via email, or tag is on social media (@SWLStG)

Announcement of funding: On the first day of Mental Health Week we’re announcing that we have secured a £2.8m investment in community mental health services. The funding will be used to deliver improvements as part of a larger investment over the next three years, to develop new models of care across South West London, designed to support community and inpatient services to work better together.

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is a week long campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems during and after pregnancy running from 3 – 9 May 2021.

Friday, 30 April 2021

Trust launches Peer Engagement project to hear stories and experiences of service users and carers during Experience of Care Week

South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust is launching a new project during Experience of Care week 2021 (26 - 30 April), to employ, train and support people who have lived experience of mental health challenges.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Trust confirms Non-Executive Director’s reappointment

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is pleased to confirm that Non-Executive Director, Vik Sagar, who joined the Trust as an associate Non-Executive Director in 2017, before becoming a Non-Executive Director in 2019, has been re-appointed for another three years to 30 April 2024.

Service users, carers and staff show creative talents during Activation Week!

The Trust hosted a fantastic Activation Week in collaboration with arts and mental health charity Hospital Rooms last week.

Hospital Rooms led 11 art workshops across wards on the Springfield and Queen Mary sites. Artists Tim A Shaw, Sara Berman, Richard Mark Rawlins, Susie Hamilton and Steve Macleod came up with a rich array of creative sessions that ranged from painting on trainers to developing photographs in the sunshine. They saw an abundance of talent within our wards and are going to continue working with us over the coming 2 years to eventually create the artworks for the new hospital. 

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Wandsworth Surge testing

You may have heard on the news about cases of the South African variant of Covid being detected in Wandsworth.

Lockdown Lessons podcast - Episode 4

In this week’s episode, Tasnim Munaim and Esther Cameron talk to special guest Bernard Mapfumo all about exercise and mental wellbeing – Bernard is a Wellbeing Practitioner at Merton Uplift and a Personal Trainer at Nuffield Health. He joins the show to discuss his experience of trying to stay active in lockdown, the importance of setting achievable goals and the benefits of looking after our bodies on our minds.

 

Watch again: Making Life Better Together in 2021

On Wednesday 14 April we hosted a virtual community engagement event to share more on our vision for mental health services in South West London.

Service User and Carer Event: Involvement Open Day

The Involvement Team are pleased to announce we are holding a virtual Open Day for service users and carers on Thursday 6 May, 10:30-3:45.

Arts and Mental Health Charity Hospital Rooms is coming to Springfield.

Arts and Mental Health Charity Hospital Rooms is coming to Springfield.

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is excited to welcome Arts and Mental Health Charity Hospital Rooms to Springfield! 

The charity will be working with our community of service users, staff and carers to create the art work for our new hospital buildings over the next two years. 

Stacey Dooley Back on the Psych Ward – Broadcast Tuesday 13 April at 9pm on BBC2

You may remember that in March 2020 the BBC aired, Stacey Dooley: On The Psych Ward which was highly successful and reached 3.1million viewers.

It is with great pleasure that we are now able to confirm that the second documentary in the series, Stacey Dooley: Back on the Psych Ward, will be broadcast on Tuesday 13 April at 9pm on BBC2.

Thursday, 01 April 2021

Site access changes at Springfield from April - August 2021

Construction has been taking place on sections of Springfield Drive between Storey Building and Elizabeth Newton Building at Springfield University Hospital.

This is due to continue as works move on to new sections of the road week commencing Monday 5 April 2021. Existing hoardings outside of Storey Building will be removed where works have been completed and a new section of the road will be closed and hoardings erected.

Monday, 29 March 2021

Trust Welcomes new Medical Director

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is pleased to welcome Dr Billy Boland to the Trust as its new Medical Director.

Monday, 29 March 2021

GP newsletter - March 2021

March edition of the GP newsletter is now available.

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