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 corona virus, to ensure that hospital and community services across Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark – and Bethlem Royal Hospital, Bromley –  can continue to offer the best possible support to people experiencing mental illness.

We are pleased to be able to make a significant contribution to help make an immediate difference to the lives of our patients and staff. 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.

Over the coming weeks and months we’re working with hospitals and community services to try to support them. 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 will range 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).

We know it’s going to be tough for people living with mental illness, and those caring for them. A number of people have approached us to make their own donations to join us in supporting this work.

If you would like to make a donation to support Maudsley Charity, 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.

The Trust is also appealing to people for donations of specific items – you can find out more here.