We are delighted to share the first Therapies Strategy for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. This strategy sets out the priorities for our Psychological Professions, Allied Health Professions, social workers and peer support staff, to maximise their potential and step up to lead change in the Trust.
It is the first time that all therapy staff have come together under the professional leadership of the Director of Therapies. This includes social workers, allied health professionals, psychological professions, peer workers and all support and assistant staff for therapies. We now, as a collective have direct representation at board level, and this brings an opportunity for us to profile and develop our identity and vision as a group of professions. This strategy sets out the priorities for growing and retaining our Therapies workforce as well as the standard of patient care we want to provide, and will influence all the work we do across Therapies at every level. Through this strategy we want to continue to promote a trauma-informed understanding of the experiences of our service users, reflected in our thinking about services and the delivery of Therapies.