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Trust launches new restraint reduction training

In 2010, 23-year-old Olaseni (Seni) Lewis died soon after being restrained by police officers at Bethlem Royal Hospital....

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Celebrating Maudsley Hospital’s centenary

David Bradley, Chief Executive and Sir Norman Lamb, Chair of South London and Maudsley reflect on 100 years of Maudsley Hospital.   ...

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Join the Be Well Challenge to mark Great Mental Health Day 2023

Great Mental Health Day is an annual celebration of the power of community kindness and how we can support each other to stay well. Today, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust are marking...

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South London and Maudsley’s Gabrielle Richards presented with MBE by Prince of Wales

Gabrielle Richards, Head of Inclusion, Recovery, Professional Head of Occupational Therapy and Allied Health Professionals at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust received her MBE today from...

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Professor Sir Simon Wessely appointed to NHS England Board of Directors

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Non-Executive Director at South London and Maudsley and Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London has been appointed as Non-Executive Director to the N...

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Staff Awards 2023: Service users, carers and family members invited to nominate

Service users, carers and family members are invited to nominate a member of staff for South London and Maudsley’s Staff Awards 2023....

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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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