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The Maudsley Blog — articles for May 2022

Meeting the young people ‘Kickstarting’ their careers at South London and Maudsley

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust became a Kickstart employer in December 2021 supporting 12 young people to kickstart their careers. Open to young people aged 16-24 on Universal Credit the scheme aims to get people back into work or jump start careers for those without work experience.

The Trust offered a variety of roles as part of the scheme, from Digital Services Support Assistant to Educational Development Assistant and Assistant Nurse Education.  We are catching up with the Kickstarters and their mentors to find how they have found the experience so far. 

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The Keeping Well Hubs: Supporting Health and Social Care Staff

It is important that staff know where to turn to for support, especially within the Health and Social Care sector where staff are facing unprecedented levels of pressure. The Keeping Well South East London service is a real asset for care professionals; the service provides wellbeing and psychological support to all health and social care staff in South East London. We spoke with Hannah Wilson, Clinical Lead for the service about what Keeping Well can offer Health and Social Care staff.

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Tackling Loneliness with Dr Michael Holland

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week (9-15 May) and this year’s theme is Loneliness.

The last few years have been difficult for everyone and the pandemic has had an impact on the world around us. Whether it is dealing with the virus itself, being impacted by unemployment, feeling isolated, or the tragedy of losing a loved one.We have all had a very personal experience of living through this pandemic, and we know that it is likely to continue for some time.

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