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
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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
Mental health patients animated movie goes online
An animated movie that gives a fascinating insight into the lives of people living in a medium-secure mental health facility has gone online this week following its World Premiere earlier this month.
The A-Z of Objects received a rapturous reception when it was given its first ever... »
01 July 2014
Department of Health announcement
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) received information from the Department of Health in November 2013 following the Metropolitan Police Service's document review.
The Trust received further (previously unattributable) information... »
26 June 2014
Trust invests in health workers careers
Eager workers at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have started a special mentoring programme that will help them develop their careers and become healthcare leaders of the future.
The mentoring programme launched on Monday (23 June) with sessions for... »
26 June 2014
Trust earns £2million for hitting quality targets
South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust (SWLSTG) is celebrating its success after meeting quality targets aimed at improving patient care and earning £2.2million.
The Trust signed up to six Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) targets for 2013/14 and... »
26 June 2014
Wandsworth youngsters join mental health mentoring scheme
Tackling discrimination, contributing to the community and boosting long-term job prospects are among the many reasons why young people have signed up for an innovative mentoring scheme.
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) officially launched its Wandsworth... »
26 June 2014
Mental health experts share learning at Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust's (SWLSTG) Dr Nicoletta Gentil and Staff Nurse Sylvia Kenneth are scheduled to speak at the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) International Congress this week (24, 25, 26, 27 June).
The two mental health experts... »
25 June 2014
Mental health nurse publishes moving memoir of her troubled brother
'Unravelling the signs: Living with a deaf, schizophrenic brother' is a moving memoir of a short, troubled life by the sister who is still coming to terms with his life and death and the impact it had on her and her family.
Sylvia Kenneth, 57, a mental health nurse at South West London... »
23 June 2014
Trust hosts prestigious social work and mental health conference
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) was proud to host the Sixth Annual Social Work and Mental Health Conference yesterday (19 June).
Speakers included Dr Ruth Allen, SWLSTG Director of Social Work and Chair of the Mental Health Faculty at the College of Social... »
20 June 2014
Groundbreaking stepdown facility celebrates successful start
When Burntwood Villas opened in June 2012 it was to provide an innovative care and support package for people whose needs were all too often ignored.
Patients with complex needs and challenging behaviours - either from forensic facilities or having experienced long and repeated stays in... »
20 June 2014
Come along and help design your local mental health hospital
Patients, carers, friends and family can help design mental health buildings of the future at a series of special workshops over the next few weeks.
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) is planning a multi-million pound regeneration project that will see the... »
17 June 2014
Trust uses service user’s expertise to bag valuable contract
South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust (SWLSTG) is celebrating its success after landing two important contracts to provide vital services.
The contracts are to review mental health engagement in primary and secondary care across Derbyshire and to support the Health Foundation's... »
16 June 2014