COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency appeal to support NHS staff and patients

Please support the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust during the current pandemic

Maudsley Charity is proud to be supporting South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) patients and staff in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, to ensure that hospital and community services across Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark – and Bethlem Royal Hospital, Bromley –  can continue to offer support to people experiencing mental illness.

The NHS Trust is 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.

We have been working with hospital and community services to try to support them with both their immediate and longer-term requirements. We’re talking to staff and patients about what they need to help them, and what added extras they need beyond what the NHS is able to provide.

That support has ranged from providing patients with extra items, such as: iPads for hospital wards so that patients who are unable to receive visitors can keep in contact with their friends and families, to supporting our clinicians to produce expert written patient information, to toiletries and food for staff who are staying away from home in order to work extra shifts.

As the pandemic continues, it’s becoming clear that it is resulting in increased levels of mental illnesses, particularly among BAME communities. The wider social and psychological harm is expected to be significant, and we will be working closely with our local hospitals and communities throughout the recovery process.

If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please follow the ‘Make a donation’ link at the bottom of this page. Your donation will be used where the need is greatest across South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust at this time.

Find out more about how we are addressing the mental health impact of COVID-19 here.