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South West London mental health consultation ends on 21st December 2014
A public consultation about the future location for mental health inpatient facilities for people in south west London will be closing on the 21st December 2014. Service users, carers, family members and everyone with an interest in mental health care are urged to take the time to... »

18 December 2014

The doctor will see you now – by Skype
A revolutionary use of new technology will give patients the chance to attend a consultation with their doctor from the comfort and convenience of their own home or office, instead of travelling in to a clinic. South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is piloting... »

20 November 2014

Healthcare professionals celebrate launch of new book by Dr Lynne M Drummond
Friends and colleagues from the healthcare community around the country gathered last week (13 November) to celebrate the launch of Dr Lynne M Drummond's latest book, "CBT for Adults: A practical guide for clinicians". Dr Drummond, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer with... »

20 November 2014

CRI and SWLSTG secure two year Richmond substance misuse contract
People in Richmond who have problems with alcohol or drugs will continue to receive high-quality treatment and support after a new two-year substance misuse contract was agreed. CRI and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are working together to provide... »

03 October 2014

Get ready for fun with Happy Soul
Arts lovers are in for a treat with an exciting line-up of music, food, comedy and more promising to provide something to suit every taste.at this year's Happy Soul Festival. Among the highlights will be an opera about depression, a film about honour killings and a night of hilarious... »

02 October 2014

Trust Nurse Leader invited to Downing Street health summit
Nurse Leader Catherine Gamble, of South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), has been invited to attend a special reception hosted by the Prime Minister to celebrate the work of nurses, carers and other health professionals. The meeting at 10 Downing Street... »

01 October 2014

Mental health trust fights stigma and discrimination with month of action
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is placing itself at the centre of the fight against the stigma and discrimination suffered by people living with mental health problems. The South West London-based Trust, which provides services in Kingston, Merton,... »

22 September 2014

Partnership project helps people with mental health needs break cycle of offending
A partnership is ensuring people with mental health needs being held in police stations or magistrates courts are given vital care and support to address the root causes of their offending. South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) and the mental health... »

19 September 2014

Trust runners get set to get running
A team of runners from South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) are getting set to take part in the Richmond Running Festival on Sunday 21 September. Members of the team made up of staff from across the Trust will be taking part in the half-marathon and 10k... »

17 September 2014

Lenka gets set to study for her Master’s Degree
Thirteen years ago Lenka Novakova arrived in London from the Czech Republic to work as an au pair, now, supported by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), she is preparing to become the first deaf British Sign Language user to study for a Master's Degree in Psychosocial... »

16 September 2014

Trust celebrates Award shortlisting for staff engagement programme
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is celebrating its staff being shortlisted for a prestigious award. The Trust's Listening into Action (LiA) team, which launched in 2013 to involve staff more in decisions about improving patient care, has been shortlisted... »

15 September 2014

Mental health trust invites all-comers to its annual public meeting
Members of the public, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in mental health are invited to attend the South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) Annual Public Meeting (APM) on 25 September. The APM will start at 6pm at Springfield University Hospital,... »

03 September 2014

Young people’s mental health in focus
The mental health and well-being of young people will be under the spotlight in the first of a series of Health Matters seminars being hosted by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG). Dr Diana Cassell and Dr Lisa Davies, both experts in Child and... »

28 August 2014

The Recovery College is Expanding
The Recovery College is Expanding Our Autumn term starts on Monday 8th September. We are very pleased to tell you that we will be opening the Recovery College doors even wider, to include two new groups of students along with carers and staff. Following requests from... »

27 August 2014

Annual Public Meeting 2014
On Thursday 25 September we will be hosting our Annual Public Meeting. The event will take place from 5.30pm in the Conference Suite, Main Building 14 (Entrance 3), Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, London SW17 7DJ. Our keynote speaker will be Duncan Selbie, CEO... »

20 August 2014

Mental health trust works with NSPCC to hire compassionate staff
Compassion, caring and courage as well as competence are at the heart of South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust's (SWLSTG) new recruitment philosophy. The Trust, which serves the residents of five boroughs in London, has commissioned specialist training from... »

12 August 2014

Poppy’s set to sniff out narcotics in hospital wards
She may be cute but don't be fooled by appearances Poppy, who works for South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), has got a very serious job to do - keeping hospital wards free of narcotics. The 15-month-old pedigree Labrador has just completed her Basic... »

04 August 2014

Research grant opens the door to independent living
Patients living with mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and personality disorders are set to benefit from a project aimed at helping them to enjoy greater involvement in everyday life. Occupational therapists at South West London and St George's Mental Health... »

30 July 2014

Mental health therapist tells International Conference about her innovative work with Tamil refugees
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Meera Bahu is going to South Africa to share knowledge with a group of leading psychiatrists about her groundbreaking work with Tamil refugees. Meera will address the 21st World Congress... »

28 July 2014

Gold medal performances at Springfield Sports Day
Athletes of all shapes and sizes got on their marks, got set and got going as the Springfield Sports Day transformed the hospital into a mini Olympic stadium for the day on Wednesday (16 July). Competitors got into the swing with shot put, basketball and long jump contests in the morning... »

18 July 2014

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