South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
We offer the most extensive portfolio of mental health services in the United Kingdom (UK), supported by internationally recognised training and research. We are the only mental health trust in the UK to have our own Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), which is pioneering the translation of scientific developments into new ways of screening, detecting, treating and even preventing mental illness. The BRC is managed in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research.
We are focused on promoting mental health and wellbeing, rather than simply responding to severe mental illness. The provision of integrated adult services enables us to address mental health and social care needs. In particular, the Trust is focusing on early intervention, getting help to people sooner in the course of illnesses like psychosis and dementia, and supporting people with mental health problems at an earlier stage in their lives, especially younger people.
Bethlem Royal Hospital
One of our main inpatient sites is the Bethlem Royal Hospital. The site is the perfect therapeutic environment for recovery, set within 270 acres of green space. The facilities include nature walks, a gym, swimming pool and an onsite art gallery. An extensive occupational therapy programme includes activities like computing, creative art, sewing and textiles, aikido, drumming, drama, gardening, community art projects, woodwork, digital photography, pottery, karaoke and an organic kitchen garden.
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
We are proud of our unique clinical and academic partnership with King’s College London. The Institute is the largest academic community in Europe devoted to the study and prevention of mental health problems. Working together means that lessons learnt from research are translated directly into better treatment locally, nationally and internationally. Many of the consultants who work in SLaM’s national services are researchers at the Institute.
Bethlem Museum of the Mind
The Archives and Museum service at Bethlem Royal Hospital was established in 1970, and has been managed by a registered charity, the Bethlem Art and History Collections Trust, since 1992. We are a place of deposit for public records and an accredited museum. Our small museum is open to the public free of charge and the archives can be accessed by appointment. We have a wealth of resources to support learning and offer group visits, outreach sessions and regular events.