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Stephen Giles, community embedded worker
Community embedded practitioners recruited to build trust with communities

Three community embedded practitioners have been appointed at South London and Maudsley to build trust and provide services for refugee, migrant and diaspora communities. ...

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South London and Maudsley marks Mental Health Awareness Week

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is marking Mental Health Awareness Week from May 9 to May 15 by sharing helpful resources and information.  ...

Recovery College supports the development of major training programme

South London and Maudsley’s Recovery College has supported the development of a major training programme to help tackle stigma and discrimination and promote mental health, recovery and communit...

Dr Gertrude Seneviratne
South London and Maudsley marks Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is marking Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, a week long campaign from May 2 to May 8, dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or a...

South London and Maudsley uses virtual reality for needle phobia and anxiety

People with needle phobia and anxiety are benefitting from the pioneering use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in mental health....

The new fleet of electric cars
New fleet of electric vehicles supports sustainability ambition

South London and Maudsley’s ambition to achieve environmental sustainability is being supported with the arrival of five new electric vans and two electric cars, in addition to the two electric ...

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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.

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