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BEH wins Mind Matters contract

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) have been awarded a contract to provide psychological therapies, locally branded as Mind Matters, in Barnet. The service is part of a national programme called IAPT – known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – and aims to increase the availability of talking therapies on the NHS.

18 July 2017
Barnet: Services move to help with cost improvement

As part of our cost improvement work, services based on the 2nd Floor, Dennis Scott Unit  atEdgware Community Hospital will be relocating to other sites within the Barnet area by the end of October 2017. BEH is facing financial challenges and this move will help us save approximately £1.5 million over the next three years.

11 July 2017
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PTSD can affect over a third of people involved in a terror attack

A local psychologist is urging people to look out for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as research suggests that the anxiety disorder can affect more than a third of people involved in a terror attack.

07 July 2017
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Enfield Parent Infant Partnership top the People's Choice Award

Enfield Parent Infant Partnership are delighted to have been announced as winners of the People’s Choice Award at the National Infant Mental Health Awards run by PIP UK. The service also came runner up for Exceptional Infant Mental Health Service Provision and in the Locality Award for Infant Mental Health category.

06 July 2017
Changes to Mental Health Services in North London...

As part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), five boroughs in north London, including Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, are working together to improve future services. Find out more and share your views at at event on 7 July 2017.

21 June 2017
Trust wide phone problem

Sunday 07:50 UPDATE

All mobile and landline phone issues have been rectified.

Please revert to calling your usual contact numbers for the Hub, and Crisis Teams etc.

Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience while we tried to resolve a problem which had affected many telephone lines coming into the Trust.

10 June 2017
NHS Cyber Attack

A number of NHS organisations have reported that they have been affected by a ransomware attack which is affecting a number of different organisations. At this stage we have not had any reports that any of our systems have been affected and no patient data has been accessed.  NHS Digital is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Health and NHS England to support affected organisations and to recommend appropriate mitigations. This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organisations across a range of sectors. We will be applying a number of precautionary patches to our systems over the week-end.

12 May 2017
International nurses day 2017

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) is marking international nurses day with a Nurses Conference. The theme this year is proud to be different. With this in mind we are joining Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Middlesex University in a day of learning on Thursday May 18th.

12 May 2017
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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.

The work aims to explore how creativity can help people get their lives back on track by increasing confidence, value and appreciation in your own self.  

Join us on the night, all welcome.

10 May 2017
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

We have a number of events taking place for Mental Health Awareness Week, do check these out, and if you're doing something let us know!

Since the theme is surviving or thriving we have a number of service user stories which show how we are helping them thrive as part of our enablement programme.

And, we want to know how you look after your mental health... We've got some ideas from a few of our staff around the Trust, on what they do and we'd love to hear from you too, so get in touch with us and let us know what tricks you have up your sleeve - tweet @behmhtnhs.

03 May 2017
The Guardian
Inside an ECT clinic

Dr Robert Tobiansky met with Guardian reporter Nicola Davis to dispel the rumours around Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). It is used to treat patients with severe depression, often accompanied by psychotic symptoms, a high risk of suicide or a refusal to eat or drink. “This is somebody who through their depression feels that they are not worthy of eating or drinking, who through their illness is starving – that is a life-threatening condition,” he said. “You have not got time to wait for other things not to work. Likely things have been tried and failed.” But negative, dramatic depictions of the treatment in film and other media have left their mark. “Although it is small numbers of people who have the treatment we usually have a big battle against the stigmas and the very negative press ECT has".

28 April 2017
Working with young people to breakdown mental health stigma

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) is working with young people to help breakdown barriers for accessing support.

More than 120 students from five secondary schools across Haringey came together at the Pleasance Theatre in March to discuss mental health and emotional wellbeing - an event co-ordinated by a range of local young persons organisations.

The discussions were inspired by play I AM BEAST, written by theatre company Sparkle and Dark, which explores themes of bereavement and loss.

03 April 2017
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Art and Design students' mural brightens up Enfield children's clinic

Children, parents and staff attended the unveiling of a bright and creative mural at Cedar House, St Michael’s in Enfield on 8 March. The mural was painted by art and design students from Barnet and Southgate.

The team at Cedar House had received some funding which allowed them to refurbish the clinic to make it more child friendly and they approached the College's Art Department to carry out the work.

10 March 2017
No Smoking Day

On national No Smoking Day (8th March) Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) will have quit smoking for two months. Back in January staff and patients were told they could no longer smoke in our buildings or on our grounds.  “It’s important we help people to give up smoking,” explains Medical Director Dr Jonathan Bindman, “as it is counter-productive to try and treat someone’s mental health while allowing them to affect their own mental health by still smoking."

06 March 2017
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BEH staff in NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2017

BEH's Dr Suchitra Bhandari and David Harty have both won NHS Leadership Recognition Awards. The annual awards highlight the incredible achievements of someone who has gone above and beyond to make a difference.

06 March 2017
BEH Allies
BEH launches LGBT programme for better care

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) is launching a programme to provide even better care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) service users. The Trust joined forces with Middlesex University, who already include LGBT health needs in their mental health nurse training programme, to mark LGBT history month this February. There is extensive research which shows that LGBT individuals have different health requirements from those who identify as being straight.

27 February 2017
BEH staff join UCLPartners programme to help drive improvement in the region

We're delighted to announce four of our staff have been appointed as a members of the UCLPartners Improvement Fellows programme. They were selected from over 140 applications to join a group of 38 individuals from across north central and east London, Essex and Hertfordshire who have been brought together to share experiences, learn and challenge each other, with the ultimate aim of leading and facilitating improvement within their organisations and beyond.

30 January 2017
BEH wins substance misuse tender

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) has won the tender to deliver community drug and alcohol services in Enfield.

BEH won the tender in partnership with Blenheim, a charity that provides support to drug and alcohol users, their family and carers.

The new service – which was previously run by Compass and Westminster Drug Project - will provide an extensive therapeutic programme to support people with mild to severe alcohol and substance misuse issues. 

25 January 2017
I AM BEAST
Improving children's understanding of mental health

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) are working with young people to raise awareness of mental health challenges their peers may be facing. Students from five schools are due to take part in a set of workshops designed to enable discussion about young people’s mental health and use these ideas to develop a charter outlining what young people think is important when we consider their mental health needs. They will also watch the play I AM BEAST which explores the themes of emotional distress, grief and loss. This play was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2015, and it was informed by focus group of young people from Haringey.

23 January 2017
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Outsider Gallery exhibition in February

The Outsider Gallery London is hosting an exhibition on Friday 3 February which explores peoples therapeutic journey.

They aim to show how creativity can help people get their lives back on track.

The exhibition is open to the public.

23 January 2017
BEH Allies
Improving the environment for LGBT staff and patients

We're hosting a conference to explore how we can improve the environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) service users and staff. This event, co-hosted with Middlesex University and Barnet Council will take place on 21 February 2017 in the Committee Room 1, Hendon Town Hall between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The event is open to all who have an interest in this area of work and the programme.

17 January 2017
CPN Damian recieves award from Hertfordshire University
Community Nurse who goes “the extra mile” wins University Award

A Community Psychiatric Nurse has received an award from Hertfordshire University for the work he’s been doing with student nurses.  Damian Levy, 35, from Southgate, works with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust’s (BEH) Community Rehabilitation Team. He was nominated by student Sancha Bernard who was on placement at the Springwell Centre, Barnet Hospital, in her second year as a Mental Health Nursing Student.

09 January 2017
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BEH goes smokefree

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) will be going SmokeFree from Tuesday 17th January. This means smoking will no longer be permitted anywhere on BEH premises or in its grounds. Jonathan Bindman, BEH’s Medical Director, says this will be good for patients. “People who come to us as inpatients are sometimes dependent on nicotine when they are admitted, and they feel a strong craving for cigarettes, but this is counter-productive to treatment and to their long-term health." 

09 January 2017
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Christmas Card Competition 2016

Our annual Christmas Card competition invited children of staff to design artwork to be featured on this year’s official BEH Christmas Card. There were three categories 0-5, 6-9, 10-12. Entries could either be drawn or painted, and must somehow encapsulate Christmas.

The idea behind the competition was for the Trust to do something positive with young children's talent, and perhaps to think and understand a little more about mental health and the valuable work that their parents or grandparents do.

09 December 2016
Project Future wins prestigious HSJ Awards

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) has been awarded a national Health Service Journal (HSJ) award for the second year running. The HSJ awards are the most prestigious health and social care awards in the country. This year BEH won with Project Future based in Tottenham, and was highly commended in two other categories with our Enfield based Care Homes Assessment Team, and also for Project Future. Project Future helps young people, who are disengaged, excluded, and who may be gang members. We help them get back into education, employment and training, and to engage with mental health services. Project Future also aims to improve young people’s psychological, emotional and physical well-being, and to reduce offending.

07 December 2016
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HMP Pentonville’s daycare service commended at the Health in Justice Summit

HMP Pentonville’s daycare service was the runner up as the Best Clinical Team in Secure Environments at the Health in Justice Summit.

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust have been running the day care centre at the prison for the past two years.

28 November 2016
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Join us at our Carol Service

Staff, family, friends and patients are all welcome to join us at our Carol Service on Tuesday December 13, at St Ann's Church. Kicks off at 5.45pm. Join us for some festive fun. 

28 November 2016
Project Future wins HSJ Award
BEH wins prestigious HSJ award

BEH has won the national Health Service Journal Award for its work with socially excluded and disengaged young people and gang members, called Project Future.

25 November 2016
BEH has received the Mayor of London’s Healthy Workplace Award

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) has received the Mayor of London’s Healthy Workplace Award. Working on the frontline can be hugely rewarding, but also hugely demanding which is why promoting public health among healthcare professionals is vital. BEH’s Workforce Directorate has developed a number of initiatives under a BEHWell programme to get employees thinking about their mental and physical health.

21 November 2016
BEH will be going smokefree from 17 January 2017 - public events

To create a healthier environment for everyone, staff, patients and all visitors will not be allowed to smoke anywhere on BEH sites – including wards, buildings, grounds and vehicles from 17.01.2017. 

In the run up to us going SmokeFree we are holding three public events to share with you what we are doing.

15 November 2016
North Central London Sustainability & Transformation Plan - Help us transform health and social care across north central London

The draft North Central London (NCL) Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) which sets out plans for the future of health and social care across the five boroughs of Camden, Islington, Haringey, Barnet and Enfield was published on 14 November 2016.

15 November 2016
Safeguarding Month

We are taking safeguarding seriously here at BEH.  So much so that we are focusing on it this month. Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It's fundamental to high-quality health and social care. There will be events which are open to staff working across the Trust which will raise awareness of issues affecting children, young people and adults at risk.

04 November 2016
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David Lammy MP opens Outsider Gallery

David Lammy MP opened the Outsider Galley with exhibits designed and produced by talented NHS patients and therapists. More than 250 people turned up to see the artwork at Clarendon Recovery College in Haringey. The art depicts therapeutic benefits and outcomes that have really helped people believe in themselves.

04 November 2016
Enfield IAPT Team
Eighty per cent rise in IAPT referrals in last 3 years

The number of people seeking support for common mental health conditions in Enfield has increased by 80 per cent in the past three years.

IAPT Enfield (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) - which is part of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust - provides psychological therapies to people who may have anxiety, low mood, phobias and more.

Stress is often a secondary consequence, associated with anxiety disorders or low mood, and it can manifest itself physically too.

02 November 2016
Stress Awareness Day

People seeking support for their common mental health conditions has increased by 80% in the past three years in Enfield. IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) which is part of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides psychological therapies to people who may have anxiety, low mood, phobias and more. Stress is often a secondary consequence, associated with anxiety disorders or low mood, but it can manifest itself physically too.

02 November 2016
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CHOICES launch event

 We’re hosting an event promote CHOICES. This is a new service for children and young people in Haringey, who may need emotional support.

 

Date: Thursday 10 November

 

Time: 4-6pm

 

Place: West Green Learning Resource Centre, Park View School, West Green Road, London, N15 3QR

 

01 November 2016
Barnet Adult Mental Health Service Locality Model

This service redesign is out for 30 day consultation ending on the 19th November. Anybody who wishes to input may do so, with views particularly sought from parties affected by the change. Our objective, in creating more locality aligned provision, is to work preventatively, so we can offer a more diverse level of response and to facilitate easier movement for service users in and out of acute care.

27 October 2016
HM Young Offenders Insitution Feltham Autism Accreditation team
Project to support autistic prisoners wins prestigious award

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ Sternberg Clinical Innovation Award has been awarded to Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institute (HMYOI) Feltham.

 

The award is shared jointly between the project’s partners Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, the National Autistic Society (NAS), and HMYOI Feltham. The project[1] involved developing and implementing standards across the prison to improve the identification and support of autistic people at Feltham.

17 October 2016
World Mental Health Day 2016

We hosted a series of events as part of our contribution to World Mental Health Day (Monday 10th October 2016). There were stalls across the three boroughs to mark the day. Staff were on hand at the Meritage Centre in Barnet, HAIL organised a trailer outside Wood Green library in Haringey and there are a number of events in Enfield. And we caught up with our PTSD leads who could give us more information on the work they do.

11 October 2016
Events for World Mental Health Day 2016

We have a number of events happening across our boroughs for World Mental Health Day 2016 (WMHD) - do join us! It’s so important to celebrate the day so we can raise awareness of mental health issues and help to breakdown the stigma surrounding them.

Find out all the details on this page, which we'll be adding to in the run up to the event.

 

 

 

 

06 October 2016
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Untitled: New exhibition with artwork by NHS patients and therapists

An exciting exhibition, with exhibits designed and produced by talented NHS patients and therapists will launch on Friday 7th October at Claredon Recovery College, Haringey. Join us at the opening!

30 September 2016
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New service for young people in Haringey

We're launching a new service to support children and young people who may be experiencing emotional difficulties. The service, named CHOICES, is available for people in Haringey. Staff will provide an initial one-to-one session that gives young people the right skills to manage their emotional wellbeing.

30 September 2016
AGM 2016

More than 70 people turned up to our AGM on Monday 19th September at the Bernie Grant's Art Centre. Chief Executive, Maria Kane, highlighted the achievements over the past year noting how hard staff work in the current climate.

23 September 2016
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BEH shortlisted for four HSJ Awards

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) has been shortlisted for four prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards. The Awards now into their 36th year recognise, celebrate and promote the best achievements in the NHS.

20 September 2016
A proposal for our area’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan or STP has been published

The STP is a new working arrangement involving more than 20 health organisations including CCGs, local councils, and trusts in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

Together we are developing proposals to ensure a more joined up approach to providing healthcare. The work so far has now been published and we would like you to take the opportunity to read it via this link.

16 September 2016
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Mental Health Trust awarded for its pioneering work with court defendants

A scheme headed by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) to help people’s mental health in magistrates and crown court settings in North London has received national acclaim for its work in cutting crime and turning people’s lives around.

14 September 2016
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AGM 2016

You are invited to attend Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust’s Annual General Meeting, which takes place in the Theatre at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre on Monday, 19 September 2016. Meet the Board and find out about the Trust's work during the last year and hear about some of the services we provide for local communities.

17 August 2016
Former patients join BEH workforce as Community Engagement Workers

Former patients who have used mental health services are using their experiences to support those currently in recovery. We have employed eight Community Support Engagement Workers (CEWs) to provide peer support to patients. This is part of the Trust’s wider Enablement project. BEH aims to work with people to get their lives back on track. 

10 August 2016
Mental Health Trust first in country to take part in Haelo improvement programme

BEH is teaming up with Haelo, the Innovation and Improvement Science Centre founded at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, (SRFT) as part of their world-renowned quality improvement programme.

03 August 2016
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Junior doctors climb Snowdon to raise money for Mind

Our junior doctors oganised a sponsored climb to Mount Snowdon to support the charity Mind. They have raised £915.60 so far but there is still a chance to donate to this great cause and help them reach their target of £1,000.

27 July 2016
Diabetes on the rise in Enfield

Diabetes is on the up in Enfield and has risen by two-thirds in the last decade. More than 16,000 people in the borough are diagnosed with the condition. Debbie Hicks, our Nurse Consultant in Diabetes, said: “People need to think about what they’re eating. They should do more physical activity, and reduce carbohydrates portions which have high levels of starch that turn to sugar as the body digests it. They also need to limit their intake of fruit, while it is healthy it also contains a lot of fruit sugars."

27 July 2016
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