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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

Mental Health Trust hosts national conference to share CQC hospital inspection learning
Senior NHS clinicians and managers from dozens of Trusts across the country have signed up to attend a one-day national conference aimed at helping NHS mental health providers prepare for the Care Quality Commission's tough new regime of Chief Inspector of Hospitals' (CIH) inspections. ... »

17 July 2014

Trust’s Shadow Governors take their seats for the first time
Shadow Governors at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) made history on Tuesday (15 July) when they met for their first ever Council meeting. The Shadow Governors were welcomed by SWLSTG Chairman Peter Molyneux and given an introduction to the Trust and... »

17 July 2014

Telephony problems on 16 July 2014 - Now resolved
Telephony problems - 16 July 2014 Please note, the problems with the switchboard have now been resolved. Thank you for your patience. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. »

16 July 2014

Mental health patients promised quicker care as hospital to GP link launches
Patients will receive a better, quicker service as a pilot scheme directly linking GP surgeries with clinicians at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) gets underway. The project, which officially launched last month is the first time the system, called... »

14 July 2014

Mental health trust opens up extra bed provision for seriously ill children
Children in crisis will benefit from four new specialist beds that opened this month at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG). The beds, for 12-18-year-olds at the Trust's headquarters at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, South West London, bring... »

11 July 2014

Young patients use Skype to catch up with friends and family
Patients can now fight the loneliness of long days on hospital wards as South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has installed Skype on wards. The Skype trial is underway in wards at Springfield, Tolworth and Richmond Royal hospitals and is already proving... »

10 July 2014

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