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New Changing Lives through Research photography exhibition

The Changing Lives through Research photography exhibition captures images of research from across the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. It includes portraits of Research Champions, coll...

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Dr Philip Shaw announced as new Director of King's Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People

As Director of the King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People, Dr Shaw will be responsible for driving clinical and research excellence to improve outcomes for children and young ...

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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust awarded accreditation as a Veteran Aware Trust

This week, in the lead up to Remembrance Day, we have been awarded accreditation as a Veteran Aware Trust. This is a significant achievement, recognising our commitment to providing high-quality ...

Right Care, Right Person

Today the NHS in London and the Metropolitan Police are implementing two new initiatives that will help people with urgent mental health needs get the right support, from the right person....

Blood testing results delays

NHS organisations in SE London are currently experiencing issues receiving blood test results. This is related to the recent launch of a new electronic health record system at King’s College ...

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Our Strategy in Action: Anti-Racism update

Last week, we welcomed staff, service users and members of our communities to our Strategy in Action and annual members meeting event in Lewisham....

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We aim to actively promote awareness and understanding around mental health conditions and give a well-informed and balanced account of what we do, within the boundaries of our duty of confidentiality.

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We often receive requests to film or take photos on our sites from film crews or professional photographers. All requests must be made through the Communications Team and a member of the team will accompany you for the duration of the shoot.

Media guidelines on reporting suicide and self-harm

Samaritans provide support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. They have created created a resources hub with advice on how to safely cover suicide and self-harm in the media.

View online resources hub

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