30 years of South West London and St. George’s

This year we are delighted to be celebrating 30 years of South West London and St. George’s!

Our Trust was first established in 1994 as The Pathfinder National Health Service NHS Trust before changing to its current name in 1999. So much more has changed over the past three decades - across our sites and our services, but also in terms of attitudes to mental health and mental illness. 

This year we will be celebrating the changing face of South West London and St George’s by sharing the stories of the people who know it best, our staff, as we build up to our official birthday on 12 December. 

Making Life Better Together

As a leading mental health Trust we have so much to reflect on: 

  • Facilitating a near £1bn investment across healthcare and urban development by transforming our estate through our Better Communities programme 
  • Providing one of only three centres nationally for specialist mental healthcare for people who are Deaf, Blind and hearing- or sight-impaired 
  • Delivering innovative programmes like the Ethnicity and Mental Health Improvement Project to tackle health inequalities and work towards becoming an anti-racist organisation 
  • Collaborating to establish a leading Provider Collaborative delivering a range of specialist and national mental health services in South London
  • Providing nationally and internationally renowned services for obsessive compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder
  • Harnessing the power of our community to turn the tide on the mental health impacts of Covid-19 through the South London Listens programme 
  • And transforming community mental health services to help more people live well and stay well in their communities, closer to their friends and families. 

As we look ahead to the next 30 years, we are committed to delivering the best possible clinical services, that help people with mental health conditions live well and stay well in the community – the right care, at the right time, in the right place. When people do need to come into hospital, we are continuing work to transform our environments to create modern healthcare facilities that will serve residents across Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston, Sutton and Merton for generations to come. 

Across these innovations we are working to reduce the stigma around mental ill health to create inclusive services that aim to be actively anti-racist and we are determined to address entrenched health inequalities and ensure service users experience fairness equality of access, treatment and outcomes. Together we will continue to deliver on our Trust mission, Making Life Better Together. 

Supporting our Trust charity 

We are inviting our whole community to join us in paying tribute to our amazing staff in our 30th year by supporting our Trust charity. In line with the celebrations our charity is launching its most ambitious fundraising campaign yet by seeking to raise £30,000 pounds (#30at30) to go towards a range of projects and activities that support our staff and patients. 


Click here to find out more about our charity and how you can donate.