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Kids move into the new Corner House
The £3.2million project to create a dedicated campus style centre for children's mental health services moved a step nearer to completion this week (31 March) when deaf service users moved into their new ward. The newly-refurbished Corner House will provide 8-18-year-old Deaf service... »

04 April 2014

Job tips from mental health trust experts
South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust (SWLSTG) employment experts Stephen Charlery and Paul Dorrington will offer advice to Jobcentre Plus (JCP) staff at a social justice seminar on 9 April. The pair will discuss issues around mental health and job hunting at the Department... »

03 April 2014

New Non-Executive Director at mental health NHS trust
Barbara Greenway has been appointed Non-Executive Director at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG). Mrs Greenway will join the Board whose primary duty is to oversee the Trust's work, guiding the strategic direction and ensuring that care is high-quality and... »

02 April 2014

Missing patient returned safely to hospital
Mark Ricketts who went on planned leave agreed by the Ministry of Justice has been safely returned back to our care following a period where he was reported missing. There were concerns around Mr. Ricketts' health due to him being diabetic and vulnerable. He is now being cared for... »

27 March 2014

Your health, your way: Help shape mental healthcare in south west London
The future of mental health care in south west London is being shaped now - and you can play a key role in deciding how it looks. South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is preparing to hold Governor elections and every member, aged 16 or over, is able to stand. ... »

20 March 2014

Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt praises ‘brilliant’ mental health trust after visit
Secretary of State for Health the Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt MP praised South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) after a visit on Thursday (13 March). Mr Hunt visited Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, South London to meet staff and service users... »

17 March 2014

Mental Health Trust reaches out to residents
The future of mental health services across South West London will be discussed at a series of special events giving everyone a chance to air their views. South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is holding five public meetings where they will lay out their... »

13 March 2014

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust Public Engagement Event
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is holding an interactive engagement event in order to speak to our stakeholders and members of the public about: the future vision for the organisation, including the regeneration of our estate and buildings used... »

12 March 2014

Health workers and charity join for groundbreaking dementia partnership
A groundbreaking partnership between mental health professionals and third sector workers is providing a one-stop shop for people with Alzheimer's and other dementia problems. The Merton Memory Clinic, run by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, has opened its doors... »

12 March 2014

Long-term sick to get help with mental health
Patients suffering from mental health problems brought on by long-term physical conditions can look forward to quicker, more effective treatment. South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has been awarded a £40,000 grant to train GP practice staff and selected... »

05 March 2014

Eating disorders staff shortlisted for prestigious awards
Eating Disorders services at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have been shortlisted for prestigious awards in two categories by the UK Eating Disorders charity B-EAT. Avalon, an inpatient ward which treats adults with eating disorders, has been nominated... »

03 March 2014

Massive success for quit smoking campaign
Smokers at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are stubbing out their cigarettes as a quit campaign is achieving massive success. Providing motivational CDs, offering advice on herbal teas and even rescheduling sessions so that the family dog could be looked... »

24 February 2014

Eating Disorder treatment teaches patients to cook and eat
Patients with eating disorders at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are showing impressive signs of recovery due to an innovative treatment method. A recently-published assessment - the Eating and Meal Preparation Skills Assessment (EMPSA) - revealed that patients... »

21 February 2014

Disruption to phone lines at Springfield Hospital
There have been intermittent phone line problems at Springfield Hospital today (14 February 2014). These problems have now been recitifed. (16:00 hours) We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. »

14 February 2014

Memory clinic offers hope to dementia patients
A pair of groundbreaking memory clinics are celebrating helping hundreds of people slow the progress of dementia and live fuller lives with the condition. The clinics, in Teddington and Barnes, provide dementia sufferers and their friends and families with advice, information, treatment... »

12 February 2014

Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care provided by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust at an event on 10 February
England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust alongside St George's Healthcare NHS Trust. To ensure the views of patients and the... »

31 January 2014

Exciting opportunity to lead NHS Trust
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLStG) has launched a recruitment drive for a new Non-Executive Director to join during a particularly exciting time for the organisation. The advert, which offers candidates the opportunity to 'make a positive difference to the... »

29 January 2014

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Non-Executive Director
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Non-executive Director. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. We are looking for an individual who... »

27 January 2014

Trust Board meetings change dates
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is making it easier for people to come along to their Trust Board meetings by changing the dates from the last to the first Thursday of each month. To give everyone a chance to get ready for the change, the last two 'first... »

24 January 2014

Recovery College prospectus for courses January to April 2014 now available
South West London Recovery College is the UK's first mental health recovery study and training facility providing a range of courses and resources for service users, families, friends, carers and staff. The college aims to support people become experts in their own self care and for families,... »

20 January 2014

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