New Trust Strategy


Patient Focus CQC Meeting

Two London Mental Health Trusts to form a strategic alliance

Alistair Burns visits CHAT in Enfield

National Clinical Lead for Dementia visit

On Monday 29th April NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health Professor Alistair Burns visited North Central London, 1 of 3 areas selected in England exhibiting examples of best practice in dementia care. North Central London are in the top 5 areas with the highest dementia diagnosis rates in the country. 

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St Ann's redevelopment newsletter - edition 2

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Project Future has been shortlisted for the HSJ Value Awards 2019

We are delighted to inform that Project Future has been shortlisted for the HSJ Value Awards 2019.  They are the shortlisted finalist in three categories;  

Mental Health Services Award, Community Health Services Redesign Award and Specialist Services Award.

MSNAP accreditation

Barnet Memory Assessment Service accreditation

Smoke free

Two years on from smokefree

Jonathan Bindman our Medical Director reflects on the trust being smoke free.

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Help shape our vision and priorities for the future

We are currently developing our Vision for the future and would like your help. We want to hear from patients, service users and carers who would like to help shape our Vision and priorities for the coming years.

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Supporting the NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS has published its Long Term Plan following last June’s announcement of a £20.5bn annual real terms uplift for the NHS by 2023/24.  The plan covers a 10 year window and sets out ways to ensure the NHS is fit for the future. A consultation and engagement period will now begin on the plan, running until the summer.

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Let’s talk: alcohol may harm your mental health

Most of us are aware of the physical effects of drinking too much alcohol, but less well known are the possible risks to our mental health.

BTP – Suicide Prevention Team given International Recognition

The Herman Goldstein Award recognizes outstanding police officers and police agencies, both in the United States and around the world, that engage in innovative and effective problem-solving efforts and achieve measurable success in reducing specific crime, disorder, and public safety problems.

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Magic Table gift brings Christmas joy to Tom’s Club

A grateful carer has brought Christmas joy to a local club that helps hundreds of local people with dementia.

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Pushing boundaries on the fifth anniversary of the stalking laws

It’s been five years to the day that stalking became illegal across the country.

While there is extraordinary work going on to support the 1.1 million victims of stalking in England and Wales each year, partners in Cheshire, Hampshire and London are pushing the boundaries of what we know about a crime, which can devastate the lives of its victims.

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New drug and alcohol service in Haringey

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust (BEH), Blenheim and BUBIC have won the contract to deliver Haringey Council’s and NHS Haringey CCG’s new drug and alcohol treatment service for adults.

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Work begins 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.

Trust Matters Issue 3 front cover

Trust matters is now available for download

The communication team hopes that all staff and service users will find something of interest.  Download a copy now!

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.

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

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Online auction of signed Tottenham and Chelsea shirts is underway

A Tottenham shirt and Chelsea shirt each signed by each team’s stars is up for grabs on eBay – with the money raised going to a local club for people with dementia.

Tottenham Hotspur FC and Chelsea FC donated shirts signed by their squads to honour the memory of Tom Harmer, who played for both clubs. He died of vascular dementia a decade ago and a collection at his funeral raised money to establish Tom’s Club, a support and activity group for people in Haringey living with dementia and their families.

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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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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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.

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 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.

Annual General Meeting 17 September

You are invited to attend Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place at Allianz Park, Barnet on Monday, 17 September 2018. 


General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust has updated it’s Privacy Notice to meet the requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation which came into force on the 25th May.  

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Major advances in redevelopment of St Ann's, Haringey

Over the last few weeks there have been major advances in the plans for the redevelopment of St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey. Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust has agreed the sale of part of the site which is surplus to NHS needs to the Greater London Authority (GLA).

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Enable drug and alcohol service celebrates one year anniversary in Enfield

The Enable drug and alcohol service in Enfield hosted an open afternoon on 7th June 2018 to celebrate its one year anniversary. Enable is a free and confidential service offering recovery focused advice, information, and structured treatment to adults in Enfield who face problems with drugs or alcohol.

Camlet 1 fire – Chase Farm Hospital site

At 22:11 on Sunday 10th June the London Fire Brigade were called toBarnet,Enfield andHaringey Mental Health NHS Trust’s (BEH) Chase Farm site to a fire on the ground floor of theCamlet 1 Building.  Eight fire engines and more than 50 firefighters dealt with the fire in the two storey BEH building.

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Specialist multi-agency unit to help tackle stalking launched in London

A world-leading multi-agency specialist unit dedicated to tackling stalking has been launched by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Designed to be a centre of excellence, the Stalking Threat Assessment Centre (STAC) will offer a range of services from different agencies, all working together to combat stalking and protect victims.

NHS Cyber Attack

A number of NHS organisations have reported that they have been affected by a ransomware attack. 

International nurses day 2017

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) is marking international nurses day with a Nurses Conference.

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Outsider Gallery Exhibition - 19 May

The Outsider Gallery is hosting a music and art exhibition created by children and young people using mental health services.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

We have a number of events taking place for Mental Health Awareness Week.

The Guardian

Inside an ECT clinic

Dr Robert Tobiansky met with Guardian reporter Nicola Davis to dispel the rumours around Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

I Am Beast

Working with young people to breakdown mental health stigma

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Art and Design students' mural brightens up Enfield children's clinic