Trust news
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
Project Future in the spotlight

BEH’s Project Future is being held up as a ground-breaking way to support the mental health of marginalised young people and prevent their return to the criminal justice system.

That’s according to the Centre for Mental Health who have called on mental health service providers and commissioners to look at Project Future as a template which other councils and mental health providers across the country to adopt.

The report says NHS commissioners should pool budgets with local authorities, police and others to offer long-term funding to services who help people who have poor access to service.

05 December 2017
Christmas Carol Service – 12 December

Come and join us for singing, readings and mince pies at our candlelit Christmas Carol Service taking place at St Ann’s Church on Tuesday, 12th December at 6pm. Doors open for refreshments at 5:30pm.

Friends, family and service users are all welcome.

23 November 2017
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Chief Executive of BEH Maria Kane stands down to take up post at North Mid

After 10 years as our Chief Executive Maria Kane is leaving the Trust to take up a post as CEO of North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH).

Maria says: “After ten years of working with such a wonderful staff group at BEH it is with mixed feelings that I decide to leave. Over that time we have faced some substantial challenges but I believe the Trust is now in a very strong position to maximise its potential to provide the best possible care for its patients going forward.

“This move to North Mid is an exciting opportunity for me to help NMUH overcome some of the major challenges it faces and to work with staff to improve services there for local residents.”

22 November 2017
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You can live a normal happy life! An expert in Diabetes gives her view on the condition ahead of World Diabetes Day

Ahead of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday (14th November) our Nurse Consultant  Debbie Hicks, is raising awareness of the condition in a bid to help those who are at risk from developing the condition and those living with the condition to enable them to manage it and stay healthy.

In the borough of Enfield, the prevalence of diabetes is 8.06%, and this is on the increase. 

In the UK there are over 4.2 million people living with diabetes.

13 November 2017
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London Fire Brigade training

Firefighters took part in fire training at St Ann’s Hospital last week to help improve their skills when faced with a real blaze.

Over 20 firefighters from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) descended on the site on Friday 3 November for training which saw them searching and rescuing bodies from a smoke filled building.

09 November 2017
We feature in Louis Theroux documentary Talking to Anorexia

If you haven't had the chance to watch Louis Theroux's documentary Talking To Anorexia on BBC 2 then please take the opportunity to watch it again on iPlayer.

It is a thoughtful, thought-provoking dive into a difficult, dangerous, and debilitating eating disorder.

Our Trust, its staff and some of its patients on the Eating Disorders Clinic at St Ann's featured in the documentary which was both illuminating and heart-breaking as you experience the stories of people suffering with the UK's most deadly mental illnesses.  Whether it's Janet who makes her boiled sweet last a month or Jess's daily routine of 2000 star jumps to keep her weight down, you catch a glimpse of what it is like to have anorexia.

30 October 2017
World occupational therapy day – 27 October

Tomorrow is world occupational therapy day – an important date in the occupational therapy calendar to promote and celebrate the profession internationally.

To mark the occasion, we spoke to Camilla Cox, senior occupational therapist and day programme manager in the eating disorders service, to find out more about her role and why the day is important to her.

26 October 2017
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Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia

World-renowned documentary maker Louis Theroux has filmed his latest feature at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) – broadcasting this Sunday 29th October, 9pm BBC2.

The Trust has a well-respected Eating Disorders Clinic based at St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey.  The service helps treat and look after people across the country who are 18 years old and over, both in hospital and in the community.

25 October 2017
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