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RCOMH Partner - South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust logo The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (often referred to as SLaM) are proud to be key partners in the Research Centre for Occupation in Mental Health.  SLaM  is a large mental health Trust providing mental health and substance misuse services in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; substance misuse services in Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley; aswell as  specialist services for people from across the U.K.   It is a cross between a large local mental health trust and a teaching hospital, and is a world leader in research, working in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. 

RCOMH Partner SLAMThe Occupational Therapy service forms a significant part of workforce, who work in, and are integral to, a range of the services across the Trust.  The interdisciplinary focus of RCOMH mirrors the ethos of the SLaM workforce.  SLaM are thrilled to be involved in a centre that is this collaboration of themes rather than a purely professional perspective.  For all clinicians research should be embedded into practice; for clinicians working within SLaM it is part of our core business given it is home to the only mental health Biomedical Research Centre in the UK, thus, the opportunity to enter into the RCOMH partnership is timely.  It is excited by the aims of the centre which are to develop research in the broader area of occupation and mental health and the true commitment to active service user participation and the global perspective.

SLaM are scoping the research capacity building opportunities within its OT workforce and strategic avenues in which to pursue these ambitions within RCOMH’s 3 work streams.  Gabrielle Richards, Professional Head of the OT Service and Chair of the Social Inclusion, Recovery and Rehabilitation Board for the Trust says: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the cutting edge of research in this innovative collaboration’.

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