Our work addressing the impact of COVID-19

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Maudsley Charity are working together to support staff and patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has been under increased pressure during the current coronavirus pandemic, supporting people with challenging mental health conditions, and staff are going above and beyond to make sure that this high quality care continues during uncertain times.

When the crisis began to sweep the country we immediately committed money to help respond to patients and staff suffering the effects of the pandemic. 

We launched a COVID-19 Emergency Appeal through our website, which has attracted donations from individuals and corporate organisations. Local comedians such as Jo Brand came to the support of the appeal and helped to spread the word.

Along with our own funds we have also received funding from the NHS Charities Together campaign, as well as from trusts, foundations and fundraising efforts.

As the longer term impact of the pandemic becomes clearer, wwill work with our partners in health and research that will see us orientate to more community-based support, through existing and new programmes of work, and funding research to understand and help manage the mental health implications of COVID-19. 

Since the start of COVID-19 we have organised over 50 deliveries across the Trust and provided more than 5500 items to patients and staff.

Discover how we have supported the NHS and community in responding to COVID-19:

Case Studies

April 24, 2020 · COVID-19 | News

How the Recovery College is adapting to the challenge of coronavirus

Here Kirsty Giles, Manager of the Recovery College at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, writes how they are adapting to these uncertain times

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May 10, 2020 · COVID-19 | News

NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Grant supports young people’s mental health

Young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues are benefitting from the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Appeal.

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June 19, 2020 · COVID-19 | News

Physical health support for patients in mental health wards

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is piloting a virtual physical health clinic, providing physical health advice for inpatient wards during the coronavirus pandemic.

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April 20, 2020 · COVID-19 | News

SLaM Volunteering starts telephone befriending service in response to COVID-19

Over 50 Volunteers have so far been matched with service users, and they are now providing regular telephone calls to support service users with their mental health

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Families Under Pressure

Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.

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CUES-Ed

An innovative psycho-education programme to improve mental health resources for children

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