News and media from across the Trust

Trust news

Press releases

Pathology service update

We are currently experiencing an ongoing critical incident impacting our pathology provider. We will update our website as soon as we have more information. ...

Members of the Digital team collect their HSJ Award in June 2024
New electronic prescription service wins award

Our electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) programme, wins big at the HSJ Digital Awards 2024....

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Speaking Truth to Power

As part of the Trust strategy to becoming an anti-racism organisation by 2026, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team organised an exciting conference to support the Trust to succeed with their am...

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Strategy in Action event highlights ambition to deliver next generation of care through research innovation

On Tuesday, the Trust welcomed members of the public and service users to our fifth bi-annual Strategy in Action event to share how we’re working to improve patient care.  ...

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Patients find road to recovery through boxing

Patients at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust are embracing weekly non-contact boxing as a vital tool in their therapeutic recovery back to health.  Off The Ropes, who set up the ...

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Exploring the use of body worn cameras in mental healthcare settings

Researchers aim to understand the practical and ethical issues of body worn cameras as part of a new UK-based study. ...

Media enquiries

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.

Please contact us with any requests for information or expert insight into mental health issues. We have a duty to our patients and colleagues, and reserve the right to decline media requests if there is any potential conflict with the interests of the organisation.

You can reach us during office hours on 020 3228 2963 or via

For urgent out-of-hours requests please contact the switchboard on 020 3228 6000 and you will be put through to a member of the Communications Team.

Requests for photography and filming

If you are a patient or visitor in one of our sites, please respect the privacy and dignity of our patients and do not take photos.

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