Newly refurbished mental health unit joins up care at Tolworth Hospital
On Friday 10 May a newly refurbished building which focuses on mental health care was officially opened by the Rt Hon Edward Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Acacia Unit at Tolworth Hospital will bring together the community... »
13 May 2013
Trust improves quality at three hospitals
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has improved the quality of its service at three mental health hospitals in south west London.
The CQC carried out unannounced inspections at Tolworth Hospital, Springfield University... »
29 April 2013
My journey with New Horizons
Joining South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust's New Horizons course helped Julie (pictured with New Horizons coordinator, Elicia Molyneau) to turn her life around after an abusive relationship left her feeling depressed and distraught.
Read Julie's moving and inspirational... »
19 April 2013
Depression Awareness Week, 15-21 April 2013
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is supporting Depression Awareness Week, 15-31 April 2013, organised by Depression Alliance.
This week SWLSTG will be highlighting some of the innovative projects that it is running to support people suffering from depression.... »
15 April 2013
Radio 4 Appeal for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD Action will feature in this week's BBC Radio 4 Appeal on Sunday 14 April 2013 to raise awareness of their work supporting people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Dr Lynne Drummond, consultant psychiatrist and head of the OCD/BDD Clinic at South West London and St George's Mental... »
11 April 2013
Barnardo’s and the Trust win funding to protect more vulnerable young people in south west London
A groundbreaking service from South West London and St George's NHS Mental Health Trust (SWLSTG) and Barnardo's, the UK's largest children's charity, has won funding to protect more children and young people at risk from sexual exploitation in South West London for another year.
08 April 2013
Spring Trustwide out now
Welcome to the latest edition of Trustwide, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust's membership magazine.
The spring edition is packed with the latest news and stories from around the Trust, including:
Therapy beyond words
It's easy to think of the arts... »
02 April 2013
Catherine Gamble talks at Siblings Connect 2013
Rethink Mental Illness have published the fascinating talk that South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) consultant nurse, Catherine Gamble's talk at Siblings Connect 2013 event.
Catherine gave the well-received talk and hosted an interactive workshop at Rethink... »
28 March 2013
Hospital porters honoured with award by mental health trust
The portering team at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have been awarded one of the top prizes at this year's Quality Awards. They were recognized for their helpful, courteous and professional approach that make them "an asset to the organization".
20 March 2013
Exceptional work of staff celebrated with awards by mental health trust
An outstanding array of winners was honoured at South West London and St George's (SWLSTG) Mental Health NHS Trust's annual Quality Awards ceremony at Wandsworth Civic Centre on 14 March.
The Trust gave out 12 Quality Awards at a ceremony compered by GP comedian Dr Phil Hammond to celebrate... »
20 March 2013
Long-standing volunteer recognised with award from mental health trust
A dedicated volunteer who has been serving up refreshments and a warm welcome for more than a decade to users and staff of Twickenham mental health services has been celebrated at an award ceremony last week held by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG).
20 March 2013
Outstanding work of mental health teams across Sutton and Merton recognised by Trust
The exceptional work of the staff of Ward 3, an inpatient mental health service for Sutton residents based at Springfield University Hospital, has been celebrated at an award ceremony held by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG).
Ward 3 staff (pictured right)... »
20 March 2013
Joint south west London mental health team leads the way
The team of doctors and nurses from St Helier Hospital and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) who help to support people with mental health issues while they are patients at St Helier Hospital, are setting the standard for similar services across the country,... »
13 March 2013
Dr Lynne Drummond speaking at TOP UK Forum
On Wednesday 13 March, Dr Lynne Drummond, Head of South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust's OCD / BDD Clinic (pictured right) , will be speaking at the TOP UK Forum of which she is a trustee.
Over the past 25 years TOP UK has set up a network of self-help therapy groups... »
12 March 2013
Swap fags for swag this No Smoking Day
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is running a series of events and clinics to coincide with this year's national No Smoking Day (13 March 2013) to support service users to give up smoking.
Bob Joseph, one of SWLSTG's specialist smoking cessation advisors,... »
07 March 2013
You’re hired: young service users in demand after recruitment training
Young service users at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are in high demand from leading mental health organisations after being trained to interview people applying for roles in the mental health service.
SWLSTG's Wandsworth Child and Young People Improving... »
06 March 2013
Trust nurse shortlisted for Young Epilepsy Champion Award
Julie Naseem, a Clinical Nurse Specialist from South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), has been shortlisted for an award at the first ever Young Epilepsy Champions Awards 2013.
Julie (pictured right) , who works in the Merton Child and Adolescent Mental Health... »
05 March 2013
#OCDchat – dispelling the myths around OCD
Dr Lynne Drummond, consultant psychiatrist and Head of South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust's (SWLSTG) OCD Clinic (pictured left) , took questions about OCD live on Twitter with Joel Rose, Director of OCD Action, to raise awareness about the condition for OCD Week 2013.... »
22 February 2013
OCD: your questions answered live
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SLWSTG) is teaming up with OCD Action to give people the opportunity to ask questions live on Twitter to two of the country's leading experts on OCD.
Everyone is invited to put their questions on OCD directly to the Head of SWLSTG's... »
12 February 2013
Sock it for Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 11-17 February 2013
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is supporting Eating Disorder Awareness Week (11-17 February) being led by Beat , the UK's leading charity supporting people affected by eating disorders.
SWLSTG is one of the leaders in the treatment of eating disorders... »
11 February 2013