South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
With a history that dates back to the founding in 1247 of Bethlem Royal Hospital – the oldest psychiatric institution in the world – South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust provides the most extensive portfolio of mental health services and substance misuse services in the UK, supported by internationally recognised training and research. It is home to the only mental health Biomedical Research Centre in the UK and benefits from a unique clinical and academic partnership with the co-located Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
SLaM provides a full range of mental health services, for people of all ages, from over 100 community sites in south London, three psychiatric hospitals and specialist units based at other hospitals. It provides mental health and social care services in partnership with local authorities. Every year, the Trust provides about 5,000 people with hospital treatment and supports about 30,000 people through its community services.
The Trust is increasingly focused on early intervention, getting help to people sooner in the course of illnesses such as psychosis and dementia, and in supporting people with mental health problems at an earlier stage in their lives, especially younger people.
SLaM is partnered with King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts as King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
Placements are available to mental health nursing students only.