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Who we are

We provide the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK and aim to be a leader in improving health and wellbeing – locally, nationally and globally.

We serve a local population of 1.3 million people in south London, as well as specialist services for children and adults across the UK and beyond.

Each year we provide inpatient care for over 5,000 people, and treat more than 40,000 patients in the community in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon.

Excellence in treatment, research and training

There are very few organisations in the world that have such wide-ranging capabilities working with mental illness. Our scope is unique because it is built on three major foundations: care and treatment, science and research, and training:

  • Service users benefit from the highest level of care
  • Research teams explore new and better treatments
  • In-house training facilities pass on the latest knowledge and skills to staff members

How we work

Our work is divided across six operational directorates in four boroughs in south London. We provide more than 240 services to local people, as well as more than 50 specialist services for children and adults across the UK and beyond.

Each of our operational directorates is led by a service director who leads their team to deliver the high-quality care we are known for, both in hospital and in the community.

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There are many passionate and dedicated people within the Trust who are committed to improving the quality of life of the populations that we serve. I love connecting with the communities that we serve in south east London.

Leila Lawton, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Working in partnership

We work in partnership with others to acheive our vision of improving the lives of the people we serve.

We are part of King's Health Partners an academic health sciences centre, and are the only mental health trust in the UK to have our own biomedical research centre - hosted jointly with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.

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Working internationally

Maudsley Health is our collaboration with MACANI Medical Centre in Abu Dhabi, to bring the highest quality mental health services to the Middle East. Established in 2013, Maudsley Health is now providing services in Dubi.

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Promoting mental health and wellbeing

We are also focused on promoting mental health and wellbeing. Our philosophy of care is the recovery model. We provide treatment that helps people get well and stay well, so they can achieve their full potential. Above all, we believe change is possible, no matter how long someone has had a mental health problem, or how much this has changed their life.

Our integrated adult services make it possible for us to address both an individual’s mental health and social care needs. In particular, we are focusing more on early intervention: getting help to people sooner and supporting them at an earlier stage in their lives – especially younger people. Our work is about changing lives, not just for individuals, but in partnership with them.

We are a Mindful Employer

We are a Mindful Employer and have signed the Charter for Employers Positive About Mental Health. This demonstrates we are committed to supporting the mental health of our staff and will strive to adapt to the best and most up-to-date clinical practice to achieve this goal.