Trust 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
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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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06 November 2018
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.

02 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.

02 November 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
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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.


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
Open Dialogue Conference - 25 October 2018

We would like to invite you to an event about taking forward Open Dialogue in our trust. We are really pleased to have available to us Mary Olson, a well-known speaker who has knowledge, interest and experience in the development of Open Dialogue. 

Purpose of the Event

To engage the Haringey community in a conversation about mental healthcare and think about a more dialogic way of working. The event is open to all residents of Haringey interested in this conversation and want to learn more about the developments in this project to date.

The event will be held on:

25 October 2018, 9.30am - 4.45pm
Green Rooms Hotel, 13-27 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 6UW

24 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.  

25 May 2018
Michael Fox and Andy Graham signing St Ann's land sale contract

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).


The GLA will develop the surplus land for housing, with at least 50% of the new homes being designated as affordable housing. 22 of the flats to be built will be available to the Trust to use to help recruit clinical staff.


The Trust has also recently received final Planning approval from Haringey Council this year for the new mental health inpatient building, to replace the current three adult wards and specialist eating disorders ward.


This follows a lot of work with patients, carers and staff and the Trust’s design and build partner, Integrated Health Projects. Following final approval, expected in the summer this year, construction of the new mental health building will commence in early 2019, with completion by early 2021.

14 May 2018
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.


11 May 2018
Appointment of new Chief Executive

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jinjer Kandola as our new Chief Executive.

Jinjer is currently the Deputy CEO and Director of Workforce and OD at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT).

17 April 2018
BEH Gender Pay Gap Report

The Report shows that in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, female staff earn 9% less than men, which is better than the national average, but still too big a gap.  The report sets out what the Trust plans to do to close the gap.  You can read the report in full here.

27 March 2018
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New Data Protection Law

The Trust are making changes to the way your information is managed so that we meet the requirements of a new data protection regulation, which will transfer the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation into UK law on the 25h May 2018.


The new law will protect the rights and freedoms of all individuals. To make sure that we continue to handle your personal data in a fair and transparent way, we will be updating our current privacy notice in accordance with the new law.

22 March 2018
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Employee of the month – Fadekemi Daniel

Congratulations to Fadekemi Daniel for winning February’s employee of the month.

Fadekemi, Admin Team Leader at Enfield Memory Clinic, was nominated by colleague Christine Kapopo for the improvements she made to the administration of referrals in the service. Supported by her team Fadekemi has made the referrals process simpler and less time consuming.

09 March 2018
Relocation and reorganisation Haringey Adult Community Mental Health Services

In the week of the 22nd January Haringey Adult Community Mental Health Services based at Canning Crescent Centre will relocate to St. Ann’s Hospital site in Haringey. The move will happen throughout this week. Service users have been informed about the changes.

From Monday 29th January the Haringey Assessment Service (formerly Haringey Triage), the East and West Community Support and Recovery Teams and the Complex Care Team will merge into 4 Locality Teams: Central, West, North East and South East. These Locality Teams will provide a triage service for non-urgent and routine referrals as well as specialist mental health treatment.

29 January 2018
Dry January: Mental health manager opens up about overcoming an alcohol addiction

It’s dry January and millions of people have vowed to give up alcohol this month in a bid to save money, lose weight and to sleep better.

For some however, not having alcohol isn’t something they do for one month out of the year. It’s something they manage and maintain on a daily basis because of a past alcohol addiction.

“I knew I had to stop drinking,” said Colman Pyne, assistant clinical director at the trust.

26 January 2018
BEH welcomes Care Quality Commission report

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) now has two outstanding services as rated by healthcare inspectors, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC inspectors also rated BEH as Good for being Caring, Responsive and Well-led.

However, while the Trust is close to achieving a Good overall from the CQC, the Trust has still some work to do, and received a final rating of Requires Improvement.

12 January 2018
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“Instead of being depressed on blue Monday use this day as a springboard for change”

Christmas is over. The new year celebrations are over. You’re back at work. It’s dark outside and the realisation has hit you that you spent too much over the festive period. These factors can sometimes cause people to feel depressed in January, and to make matters worse the gloomiest day is upon us.

The third Monday of January is known as blue Monday – this year on 15 January – based on factors including weather, debts, time since Christmas and motivation.

11 January 2018
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