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Our Strategy in Action -Update event

Hear the latest progress from our strategy and how we are working to achieve 'Outstanding Care' through co-production....

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust launches Anti-Racism Action Plan

Today we are taking an important step towards achieving our vision to lead anti-racism in mental health by 2026....

Higher rates of HIV diagnoses found amongst mental health service users

New National Institute for Health and Care Research Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre supported research has found HIV is two-and-a-half times more frequent in people who use mental health serv...

South London and Maudsley joins King's International Consortium

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has joined King’s International Consortium, along with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Fou...

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Kate Lillywhite appointed as Director of Strategy and Transformation

Kate Lillywhite has been appointed as Director of Strategy and Transformation at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  ...

The London Care Record goes live in London

From March 2023, our patients' clinical information will be shared securely through the London Care Record with other trusted health and care partners who are providing care to that person. This w...

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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.

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 2830 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

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