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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. ...

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New specialist gender service starts

A new specialist service for children and young people who need gender-related care and support from the NHS started today....

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£2.5m to roll-out Advance Choice Documents

A new project led by researchers at the Trust of South London and Maudsley and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, will result in the ...

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Gold HSJ partnership award win for Trust

We are delighted to announce that with South East London Mind and Mind in Bexley we have won Gold in HSJ’s 2024 Partnership awards in the Best Not-for-Profit category for our collaborative work ...

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Seni Lewis Award 2024

Every year we invite entries from NHS mental health organisations, for the Seni Lewis Award, who have made an outstanding contribution to improvements in co-operation between the police and menta...

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Ability of researchers' new AI tool to predict medical events

A new study led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and using South London and Maudsley patient data has demonstrated the potential of ...

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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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