AGM 2019

BEH celebrates success and looks to the future at this year's AGM

Over a hundred staff, local people and service users attended yesterday’s (Monday 16 September) Annual General Meeting at the Regency Banqueting Suite in Tottenham. 

Carers Forum

Carers’ Forum for In-Patient Mental Health Services for Older People in Enfield

The in-patient teams for Older People in Enfield (The Oaks, Cornwall Villa and Silver Birches) have started a monthly Carers’ Forum. It aims to provide a space for family and carers of our in-patients (current and previous) so they can receive additional support.

Windrush event

Celebrating the legacy of the Windrush pioneers

The Windrush Generation was celebrated in song, poetry, food and music at an event hosted on Thursday, 22 August 2019 at Chestnuts Community Centre in Haringey. It was sponsored by Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, our Strategic Alliance partner.

Tom's Club anniversary

Balloons and baubles for Tom’s Club’s tenth birthday

The Haringey club for people with dementia and their carers celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Tom’s Club was set up with donations from friends and family of former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea footballer Tom Harmer. Tom was supported by the Haringey Admiral Nurse Service when he developed vascular dementia. It is now run jointly by Admiral nurses – mental health nurses specialising in dementia – and the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.

NHS mental health trust invites public challenge at AGM

Local people are invited to learn more about mental health services and to have their say at the annual general meeting of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.

Annual General Meeting 2019

You are invited to attend Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is taking place on 16 September 2019 at Regency Banqueting Suite, 113 Bruce Grove, London N17 6UR.

Care Homes Assessment Team

Care Homes Assessment Team (CHAT) shortlisted for the 2019 HSJ Awards

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is delighted to announce that The Care Homes Assessment Team (CHAT) has been shortlisted for two categories Primary Care Innovation of the Year and Community or Primary Care Service Redesign - London and the South at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.

Our patient experience team needs you

Our Patient Experience Team is currently in the process of designing our new Involvement and Engagement Strategy for 2019 -2022.  This strategy will set out how the Trust actively engages with our service users.

Dennis Scott Unit gym opening

Family doctors on parade at mental health gym opening

The honorable Mayor of Barnet was joined by her daughter and consort alongside BEH chief executive Jinjer Kandola to offficially open the Dennis Scott Unit outdoor gym

Trust Matters Issue 5 front cover

Summer Trust Matters out now

Join in the Outsider Music fun

Outsider Music promises night of magic in N8

The public are invited to an evening of songs, music, poems and live performances to celebrate the unique ideas created during the Outsider Music, Music and Wellbeing Therapy Programme.

The event will take place between 7-9pm on 19 July at the Clarendon Centre, Clarendon Road in Haringey.

EPIP AIMHigh award winner

National award and recognition for Enfield’s Parent-Infant Partnership services

Enfield community services’ Parent-Infant Partnership team has seen its work lauded in recent weeks.

CEO and Chairs sign MOU with Candi

Two London Mental Health Trusts formally agree strategic partnership

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) yesterday signed a landmark agreement pledging to work together to improve services further and strengthen the voice of mental health across north central London.

PSW 2019

An innovative BEH scheme which sees people with lived experience of mental health issues supporting others has won national recognition.

Seven peer support workers (PSWs) employed by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEHMHT), began work with the liaison psychiatry team in North Middlesex University Hospital’s emergency department around a year ago. During that time they have worked alongside clinicians – drawing on their own experience to support people turning up at the department who have a mental health diagnosis or who colleagues feel might have mental health issues.

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BEH service for vulnerable young men walks off with two national health awards

A BEH community mental health and wellbeing service that has transformed services for young people labelled as gang members and affected by serious youth violence has scooped two national health awards.

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Congratulations to award winners Project Future

A fantastic night for Project Future who won two categories at the prestigious HSJ Value Awards last night (23 May).  

They won in both the Mental Health Services and the Specialist Service Award categories and were also highly commended in the Community Health Service Redesign category. 

Project Future is a Youth-Led and Partnership project that works with a community of young men, aged 16 to 25 yrs, who are often labelled as "socially excluded", "offenders" and "gang members". The project works in partnership with Haringey Council, Mind In Haringey, and NHS England. 

New Trust Strategy

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Focus on what matters during this Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week’s focus on body image reminds us that how we look is just one component of who we are. It’s also a chance to reflect that differences in our appearance are just another strand in the diversity that makes life interesting.


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. 

St Anns newsletter edition 2

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.

Click to read the full article.

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.

NHS long term plan

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.

Michael Fox with Board and Directors

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.

Outsider Gallery Exhibition

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

Cedar house mural

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