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Friday, 23 June 2017

South London NHS collaboration to manage budgets and provision of mental health care for young people

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLMHCP) has been awarded a contract to manage the budgets and care for specialist child and adolescent mental health services across south London.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Richmond residents encouraged to help shape mental health services

An innovative partnership of eight local NHS and Community organisations is working with service users and carers to develop mental health and social care support based on outcomes local people have said they want from their services. 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Innovation workshop for experts by experience and frontline practitioners in Richmond

Innovation workshop for experts by experience and frontline practitioners in Richmond

Local organisations across Richmond upon Thames are working together to develop mental health and social care based on outcomes. The aim is to enable integrated mental health and social care services.

#UpliftingImage returns for 2017 – ‘mental health through your lens’

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is proud to be  launching its popular #upliftingimage’ competition again for 2017.  The theme for this year’s competition is ‘mental health through your lens’ and will end on World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2017. 

Each year we run our digital photography competition #upliftingimage  which is open to everyone living across our five boroughs - Sutton, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth. 

Mental illness is far more common than many people think, yet it is still often met with ignorance and discrimination. Imagery is a great way of stimulating discussion, promoting understanding and changing attitudes. 

This is your chance to talk positively about mental health and go into the running to win a prize.  The idea is to inspire, explore and talk about it.  The competition will be ongoing throughout the year until October. 

This will be the third time the Trust has ran the competition which is proving to be incredibly popular across South West London – with entries from schools, the public and Trust staff.

Chief Executive David Bradley said:

“We want #upliftingimage to help raise awareness of peoples connection with mental health through photography. The aim of the campaign is to get as many people to share a picture that helps to promote a better understanding of mental health.

“We know that one in four Londoners will experience a diagnosable mental health condition in a year. We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about mental health – we should give our mental health as much attention as we give our bodies.”

Through getting people involved in #upliftingimage, we want to reach out to more people than ever before to challenge the stigma and discrimination still associated with mental health”.

The closing date for entries is 10 October and you can submit your entry here. Prizes will be available for the best entries during Mental Health Month.

Trust celebrates International Nurses Day - 12 May

On Friday, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is celebrating International Nurses Day on Friday, 12 May with a day of   learning, reflection and building on the work our nurses do everyday across South West London.

Our speakers will include Oliver Shanley, the Joint Regional Chief Nurse for NHS Development and NHS Improvement will be speaking to share his vision for nursing in London.

We are also sharing case studies from staff across the Trust throughout the week to show the experiences of nursing staff working in mental health.

Director of Nursing and Quality Vanessa Ford said:

“Nurses are at the heart of mental health care. International Nurses Day is a wonderful opportunity for our nurses to be acknowledged for the hard work they do and the vital role they play in the patient journey.”

To learn more about the nursing roles we have available at the Trust – have a look at what our staff say about their experiences of working in mental health.

 

Thursday, 04 May 2017

#Talkabout it this Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-12)

Join SWLSTG for events and enter our Uplifting Image photo competition

Facebook host ‘Debating Mental Health’ programme finale

Young people who have engaged with mental health services have developed debating skills were given the chance to make their voices heard in a public debate finale at London’s Facebook HQ on Tuesday, 11 April.

SWLSTG commissions innovative Recovery Café services

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is proud to announce the opening of their innovative new mental health services in Wimbledon and Tooting. The Recovery Cafés – which are being launched by London based charities Hestia and CDARS open their doors on Friday, 7 April. 

SWLSTG Bluebell Ward receives accreditation from The Royal College of Psychiatrists

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is proud to have Bluebell ward accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists as part of the Quality Mental Health Deaf Services Network.  

Trust welcomed London Health Assembly Committee to specialist service for Deaf people

29 March 2017

Today South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) welcomed members of the London Health Assembly Committee to meet with staff and service users at our deaf specialist services. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Short list of development partners announced

The Trust has now completed the second stage of the procurement process for its exciting plans to modernise its estate and transform its inpatient facilities.

Get talking about mental health across South West London on ‘Time To Talk Day’ - 2 February

In support of ‘Time to Talk’ Day on Thursday, 2 February South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG)  is encouraging members of the South West London community to have a conversation around mental health.

‘South London Mental Health Partnership’ awarded funding for nursing development programme

The South London Mental Health Partnership (SLP) has been awarded £800k in funding from Health Education England to attract and recruit mental health nurses.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Event brings together mental health service users and clinicians to discuss safeguarding adult policy

On Monday, 9 January, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) hosted a special ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’ event to offer clinical colleagues across healthcare organisations with the opportunity to find out from people who use mental health services what safeguarding really means.  The event was also attended by Local MP Tom Brake.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Crisis Recovery cafes to open in April 2017

South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is delighted to announce that it will be opening two Crisis Recovery Cafes in partnership with third sector organisations, scheduled to launch in April 2017.

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