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.
Local stars support our COVID-19 Emergency Appeal
Comedians and mental health advocates including Jo Brand and Stephen K Amos make videos from their homes appealing for donations for NHS staff and patients. Watch their appeal videos below:
Stephen K Amos supports COVID-19 Emergency Appeal
Stephen K Amos, South London based comedian appeals for donations to the Maudsley Charity's Coronavirus Emergency Appeal
Jo Brand joins our COVID-19 appeal
Jo Brand, local comedian, presenter and former mental health nurse at the Maudsley appeals for donations to support NHS mental health staff and patients
Lucy Porter supports our COVID-19 appeal
South Londoner and comedian Lucy Porter calls for donations to our COVID-19 appeal.
Make a donation
Your support today will help keep children occupied whilst they are in hospital, with books, games and activities, as well as provide communication equipment so patients can stay in touch with loved ones when they're unable to receive visitors. You will also be helping to provide vital support for our extraordinary staff on the front line. Thank you.SINGLE DONATION