BEH in the news

External news
Work starts on the redevelopment of St Ann's Hospital in Haringey

Construction of the new mental health building will commence in early 2019, with completion by autumn 2020. This is very exciting news for the Trust, its patients and staff. It means that the current wards at St Ann’s Hospital will be replaced by brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, which will be amongst the best in the country, as shown in the images below. From early December 2018, the north east corner of the site, where the new mental health inpatient building will be built, will be hoarded off, which will mean that some of the site road layouts are changed. Signage around the site will ensure that patients, visitors and staff can still find their way around.

07 November 2018
Trust matters pic
Trust Matters is now available for download

Copies are now available!

The communication team hopes that all staff and service users will find something of interest.

This issue includes articles on:

  • The recovery of a young man affected by panic attacks, anxiety and depression
  • Louis Theroux filming his Talking to Anorexia series at St Ann’s
  • Black History Month
  • Our community matron service
  • Our former Trust Chair Michael Fox and new Chief Executive Jinjer Kandola.

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If you have an idea for something – or someone – we can cover in the next issue please email us at

06 November 2018
Haringey mental health conference opens up a dialogue

Around 120 people attended a conference on Open Dialogue approaches to family therapy and support organised today by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.

Open Dialogue in mental health services emphasizes listening and responding to the whole person rather than simply treating his or her symptoms. It also involves relatives and friends coming together in a social network to support the service user and take part in discussions with professionals.

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26 October 2018
Works starts on St Ann’s Hospital re-development in Haringey.

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust will soon start the re-development of St Ann’s Hospital, following final approval from NHS Improvement. This was celebrated recently with an official turf cutting at St Ann’s attended by patients and carers representatives, Trust staff and key partners, including the Mayor of Haringey and the Chair of Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group.

The redevelopment will include the creation of a new mental health inpatient building, to replace the current three adult wards and specialist eating disorders ward, Planning approval for which was agreed by Haringey Council in March.

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10 October 2018
Somerset ward
Somerset Villa is officially open!

This week we officially opened our Somerset Villa rehab ward at Chase Farm in Enfield . The new 13 bed unit offers assessment and treatment to those with a range of continuing complex mental health problems.


The specialist rehabilitation services will deliver effective rehabilitation and recovery to service users who cannot be met by less intensive mainstream adult mental health services. The ward will focus on the treatment and care of people with complex mental health problems and who are disabled and often distressed.


The aim is to promote personal recovery, whilst accepting and accounting for continuing difficulty and disability and have a multi-disciplinary approach to care with all staff working together to create tailored care packages.


For more information please go to the dedicated website page.

28 September 2018
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust – Appointment of new Chair

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark Lam as our new Chair. Mark will start in the role on 1 October, replacing Michael Fox, who has been the Trust Chairman for the last 10 ½ years.
Mark is an experienced Board Director and digital technologist, with a track record in both private and public sectors. He has recently retired from a career in technology and sits on the Boards of a number of organisations. He is committed to healthcare delivery and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is also a Trustee and Council Member of the University of Essex.



26 September 2018
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