Our ambitious recruitment campaign to recruit local people to our Trust has been picked up by the Nursing Times. The ‘Someone Like Me’ campaign aims to encourage local people to come and work for us in a range of exciting roles including nurses, therapists, doctors and other healthcare roles.
Support groups providing respite opportunities for carers and stimulation for people with dementia are a vital lifeline and help tackle the loneliness many face.
Today is International Nurses Day and we're celebrating the brilliant nursing staff at BEH and our partner organisation Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I).
Femi Gbadamosi, Peer Support Work Coordinator at Chase Farm was interviewed this morning, Thursday 12 May, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. He spoke to Vanessa Feltz, host on BBC Radio London at 7.40am.
The Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust’s (BEH) Mental Health Liaison Service located at both Barnet and North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) hospitals provide support for people attending A&E, or on an acute ward, who need mental health support.
Tottenham Talking are running an mental health exhibition tomorrow, Wednesday 11 May at Chestnuts Community Centre.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ll be sharing stories from across BEH including the work we're doing to reduce waiting times for mental health support and our mindfulness initiatives for older people.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought isolation to so many, and older people were among some of the most affected by this. When restrictions meant that group sessions could no longer take place, our staff looked for alternative ways to support people.
Many of our Haringey services are moving to new buildings as part of our estate development and our changes to community mental health care
Please click here to see our May update on how we are transforming community mental health services. This month’s newsletter includes news of a community garden project in Enfield, the role of new mental health specialists in GP practices and a peer support worker in Camden shares her story.
Please read the message from Jackie Smith, Trust Chair about the Interim Board leadership arrangements.
Read the April edition of "In the community for the community", our newsletter updating you on some of the ways we are changing mental healthcare in North Central London.
Exploring the experiences of student mental health nurses from ethnic minority backgrounds working through the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds more than any other group.
Research into the spread of COVID-19 among older adult patients and patients with dementia in psychiatric wards shows that effective infection control measures and a policy of parity of esteem between mental and physical health appears to have lowered infection rates and deaths.
Read the March edition of "In the community for the community", our newsletter updating you on some of the ways we are changing mental healthcare in North Central London. This month it reports what we have done to meet needs identified in our Community Mental Health Summit, as well as showcasing the work of some of our staff and our partners in the voluntary sector.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust retains ‘Good’ CQC rating despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its report published today.
Launch of joint Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: Creating a just, fair and inclusive culture
Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust have produced their first joint Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) strategy to help address inequalities, spread good practice, and improve outcomes for patients, carers, and staff across our organisations and local communities.
Read the February edition of "In the community for the community",our newsletter updating you on some of the ways we are changing mental healthcare in North Central London. This month it looks at how service users are getting greater control of their community care plans and structural changes to our community teams in Barnet and Haringey.
We are delighted to welcome four new members to the Trust Board: Dr Farah Jameel and Claud Williams join us as new Non Executive Directors (NEDs), and Sheetal Balani and Dr Ivan Beckley join us as Associate NEDs.
Community teams in Barnet and Haringey are being restructured as part of our £25 million, three-year Community Mental Health Transformation Programme.
Landmark mental health campaign with ‘Help!’ from The Beatles launched to support Londoners’ mental health
NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched a new campaign to encourage anyone experiencing feelings such as anxiety, depression, or other common mental health concerns to seek help through NHS Talking Therapies. Backed by some of the UK’s biggest artists, and using the iconic Beatles song ‘Help!’, the campaign will encourage people struggling with their mental health to seek support.
Read the January edition of “In the community for the community”, our newsletter updating you on some of the ways we are changing mental healthcare in North Central London. This month it looks at new roles in GP practices, changes in the culture of care, how we are working with communities and the role employment can play in recovery.
Across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey 18 new members of staff are taking up exciting new roles in GPs surgeries where they will play an important role in our transformation of community mental health services.
Nationally, there is an improvement drive that will see greater involvement from service users. In new guidance NHS England said every adult accessing community-based care should co-produce a holistic personalised care and support plan from 2022. They should also be provided with the name of a key worker they can contact if their needs change.
Our major transformation of community mental health services is continuing across north London, enabling people to be treated more holistically in the community.
North London Partners Shared Services (NLPSS) – a partnership between 10 north central London NHS trusts to deliver more efficient and effective corporate services – officially launched this month.
Young people and their families in need of urgent help with their mental health can get free 24/7 support from trained NHS professionals by telephone.
Your challenge: to design an image answering the question "What does Recovery Mean to Me?" using the four Trust colours and including a strapline.
With over 3000 attendees over 2 days we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to our stand to say hello.
As a leading provider of mental health child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) we are transforming and expanding the delivery of our CAMHS services at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH). To support this investment in our services, we are also investing in our people not just by developing career pathways, but also by offering a ‘New to the Trust’ recruitment and retention financial incentive in the form of a ’Golden Hello’ payment.
NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) Nursing Workforce Improvement Team are jointly holding a webinar with their partners at Indeed, to encourage Health Care Support Worker (HCSW) applications from ethnic minority men.
Trust CEO Jinjer Kandola explains why you’ll soon find it easier to get help with mental health challenges.
Deputy CEO Darren Summers outlines our progress and plans for transforming community mental health care by 2024.
Lola who works as a Locality Lead for District Nursing and is a proud District Nurse, was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse from the Queen’s Nursing Institute 2021.
Almost 200 people including service users, carers and residents joined our Community Mental Health Summit on Wednesday (10 November 2021) to hear how we’re transforming community mental health care.
Blossom Court, our new mental health inpatient building at St Ann’s Hospital, has been named Health category winner in the 2021 SPACES Awards.
Frances O’Callaghan appointed Designate Chief Executive for the North Central London Integrated Care Board
Frances O’Callaghan has been successfully appointed as the Designate Chief Executive for the NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) for North Central London, following an open and robust recruitment process.
At the end of every year at Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust we like to recognise and celebrate our excellent staff and their achievements.
Following the opening of our new mental health inpatient building, Blossom Court, at St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey in summer 2020, work has progressed on refurbishing the rest of the site which is being retained by the Trust.
Mebrak Ghebrehiwet, a nurse in the BEH Eating Disorders Service, wins the top prize in the Health Hero Awards
Mebrak, who qualified as a nurse just four years ago, was congratulated by the Prime Minister for her 'heroic' work in transforming care for patients with eating disorders. She was nominated by Daily Mail readers for her efforts to help patients during the pandemic.
Nine not-for-profit organisations will partner with the Trust to transform community mental health care in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.
To mark World Mental Health Day, NHS mental health trusts in North Central London re-affirm their commitment to work with communities to make sure everyone can get more timely help and support. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. Over the next three years, we’re investing millions of pounds and recruiting hundreds of frontline workers to expand services to make sure everyone in our community can get timely help and support with mental health challenges.
Help us to shape new neighbourhood mental health services at our first Community Mental Health Care Summit from 2.30pm to 4pm on Wednesday 10 November. Click here to join the summit from 2.30pm to 4pm on Wednesday 10 November
Do you know about the five evidence-based steps for taking care of your mental health? To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, our health and care partners in Enfield have created this short video with tips for looking after your mental health.
Never has there been a more important time to review our clinical approach and renew our commitment to providing excellent care. Together with our service users, carers, staff and partners we have co-created an ambitious vision for the kind of care we want to provide and have agreed a set of principles for the people who use our services.
Talya Bruck, Dramatherapist and CAMHS Primary Mental Health Worker, has created a series of books to help parents have conversations with their children about difficult topics. They are now available for purchase on Amazon and the money raised will go to purchase more books for the CAMH service at BEH.
Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual AGM on Monday 20 September 2021. We had over 120 attendees joining the event, including service users, carers, members of the public, partners and staff members.
We are excited to announce the successful artists and artist collectives who will be working across our four wards at Blossom Court at St Ann’s Hospital, to facilitate workshops and design a collaborative piece that will be painted on to the walls of the wards.
Read this month’s community update to find out how we’re transforming care and improving quality of life for people experiencing mental health challenges.
Did you know that at BEH we employ eight of the 14 allied health professions? Today we would like to introduce you to Sarah Glickman, a Dramatherapist at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield.
Our vision is to become a Trust with a just and learning culture where preventing and learning from suicide is at the heart of our work, and where suicide and suicidal feelings are understood as a human response to distress that deserves attention and a compassionate response. Everyone in BEH has something to contribute to this work and you are all encouraged to get involved in our work to prevent suicide and to learn and support those affected by suicide and suicidal thoughts.
At BEH we are pleased to offer Occupational Therapy (OT) apprenticeships in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire.
Today we would like to introduce you to Karolina Maslanka who will start the programme in September 2021. She currently works as an Associate Mental Health Worker at St Ann's Eating Disorders Day Programme.
Girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years are offered the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination program.
The HPV vaccine helps protect against cancers caused by high risk strains of HPV.
Please save the date for the Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 20 September 2021 at 2-3.30pm.
Did you know that at BEH we employ eight of the 14 allied health professions? Today we would like to introduce you to Adrienne Freeman, a Music Therapist.
NHS England is inviting public comments on proposed new waiting time standards for emergency and community mental health care.
Single CEO announced for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust’s Chief Executive, Jinjer Kandola, MBE, is to take up the position of Chief Executive at neighbouring Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, in addition to her current role.
Did you know that at BEH we employ eight of the 14 allied health professions? Today we would like to introduce you to David Simms, a Specialist Forensic and Mental Health Team Lead Dietitian.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating for the child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) wards at the Beacon Centre, part of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, has improved to good.
We are delighted to announce that Blossom Court, our new state of the art mental health inpatient building at St Ann’s Hospital in Tottenham, has won the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards.
Blossom Court has been selected in the Building Project of the Year over £10 million category for prioritising independent access to outdoor space to promote patient wellbeing and recovery and improve the working lives of NHS staff.
New neighbourhood mental health services will be rolled out in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey over the next three years as part of a £25m major expansion of community mental health care across North Central London.
June is Pride Month. This year we are taking a look at what has changed and when it has changed.
Did you know that at BEH we employ eight of the 14 allied health professions? Today we would like to introduce you to Vasiliki Papoutsi who works as an Art Therapist at Barnet CAMHS.
We would now like to invite four artists to help us bring the walls of Blossom Court to life. We would like to hear from you if you would like to put together a collaborative piece of art with our four mental health wards: Tulip Ward, Daisy Ward, Sunflower Ward and Iris Ward.
At BEH we are pleased to offer Occupational Therapy (OT) apprenticeships in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire.
Today we would like to introduce you to Patrycja Pilczuk who will start the programme in September 2021. She currently works as a Technical Instructor (TI) on Paprika Ward, Chase Farm Hospital, North London Forensic Service.
NHS North Central London CCG strategic reviews of community health services and mental health services – Have your say!
NHS North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to develop a ‘core service offer’ for users of both community health services and mental health services. This will set out clearly what you can expect to receive from these services as a minimum regardless of where you live.
As we are coming out of the pandemic, we have taken this opportunity to review our ‘Fit for the Future’ Trust Strategy which was published in 2019, and we have now produced an Updated Trust Strategy for 2021-2024.
At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust we are proud to support Dementia Action Week 2021, a national event led by the Alzheimer’s Society.
To celebrate International Nurses' Day, we would like to shine the light on some of the amazing nurses who make up our diverse workforce.
Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time. This is why we are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week which is the UK’s national week to talk about all aspects of mental health, provide help and advice and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.
BEH, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Recovery Colleges are hosting weekly webinars throughout April and May to help you in your recovery from COVID-19. The sessions are open to all across North Central London.
Jackie Smith formally joins Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) today as Chair, in addition to her current role of Chair at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Jackie brings with her extensive knowledge of the NHS and other organisations across North Central London and will help us continue to develop our services.
We have recently updated our Trust’s privacy notices on how we use your information, which includes updated information about how we share information with our partnership agencies, including the Health Information Exchange and other initiatives. The 'your health records' section has also been updated to provide access to health records information for patients on access rights to their health records.
Known as Operation Cavell, the initiative will see a senior police officer review all reports of assaults and hate crime on NHS staff. The NHS, Metropolitan Police Service and Crown Prosecution Service have been working in partnership to launch the scheme, which aims to increase convictions and protect NHS staff on the frontline.
The results from this year’s NHS Staff Survey show that the work being done to make BEH the very best place to work is starting to have real impact.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) has been providing COVID-19 vaccination for people with learning disabilities (LD), autism and serious mental illnesses at its Chase Farm Hospital site in Enfield since the end of February.
Jackie Smith is to become Chair of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH), in addition to her current role of Chair at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
BEH, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Recovery Colleges are hosting weekly webinars throughout March, April and May to help you in your recovery from COVID-19. The sessions are open to all across North Central London.
Coronavirus pandemic has been challenging for all of us, including children and young people who have often struggled to adapt to the new situation. Talya Bruck, Dramatherapist and CAMHS Primary Mental Health Worker, wrote short stories to help children process the strangeness of the pandemic and lockdown and all it encompasses.
Mind Murals is an ambitious and innovative project where the community including local artists, mental health service users, BEH, grassroots organisations, charities and community groups come together to use art to heal.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH), is to partner with neighbouring mental health trust, Camden and Islington (C&I), to carry out a joint review of how we, as key providers, can maximise capacity and impact and improve, still further, the mental health care that we provide.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust has announced that our Chair, Mark Lam, has been appointed to the position of Chair at The Royal Free.
What role do kindness, hope and compassion play in the criminal justice system? – Book chapter contribution by Deborah Murphy
When the Monument Fellowship put out a call for extracts for a book about the role of kindness, hope and compassion in the criminal justice system, Deborah Murphy, Wellbeing Centre Manager and Lead Occupational Therapist at HMP Pentonville, felt this was an ideal opportunity to showcase the work of occupational therapists within the justice system.
Barnardo’s helpline for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young people and families affected by COVID-19
Barnardo’s is running a helpline and webchat to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities affected by coronavirus.
My Young Mind Enfield- CAMHS Mental Health Support Team in Schools has created four short mental health and wellbeing videos for primary and secondary school aged pupils in Key Stage 2 and 3.
NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) has been alerted about individuals and companies seeking to buy doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from staff and organisations in the NHS.
Government guidelines state that ‘the COVID-19 vaccination is only available through the NHS to eligible groups and it is a free vaccination'. It cannot be sold privately in the UK.
Our School Aged Immunisation Team continues to deliver the service to ensure young people receive vaccinations this winter
Our immunisation nurses in Enfield have been successful in adapting the delivery of the service to enable their important childhood vaccination programme to continue despite school closures and home learning this winter.
Parents and young people in Enfield can now give e-consent for their children’s school-based immunisations as Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust introduces a new online consent system.
Jinjer Kandola has been awarded an MBE for her services to mental health. She joins a prestigious list of people who have been singled out for their extraordinary achievements, from across the UK.
The NHS in London will be extremely busy this Bank Holiday weekend, but help is available for those who need urgent care.
We know the festive period can be difficult for people. If you are struggling or need support and don't have physical health problems, please think before phoning for an ambulance. You can call our mental health crisis line anytime 24/7 to get help and advice on 0800 151 0023.
Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions mean everyone should stay at home. To protect everyone, no patient visitors are allowed unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Any exceptional visits to patients must be agreed in advance with the clinical staff looking after your friend or relative.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) have announced that they have appointed Catalyst Housing as their development partner to deliver 900 new homes on the part of the former St Ann’s Hospital site that the GLA bought from the Trust in 2018. 60% of the new homes will be affordable and within these, the Trust will have preferential access to 22 units for our staff once built in 2024/25.
2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – a chance for us to shine the light on some of the amazing nurses who make up our diverse workforce.
Here Mounir Bassou, Lead Nurse - Mental Health Service for Older People, Enfield Mental Health tells us what inspired him to become a nurse.
The Trust’s new Nursing Strategy for 2020-25 sets out our vision of what excellent nursing care is, and also describes what nurses can expect and aspire to in terms of their own career development.
Congratulations to Natalie Fox, Executive Chief Operating Officer who has been appointed by the Trust Board as Deputy Chief Executive.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is delighted to announce that Blossom Court, our new state of the art mental health inpatient building at St Ann’s Hospital in Tottenham, has been shortlisted in the 2020 HSJ Awards. There was tough competition with over 1,000 entries to the awards.
We are committed to developing a values-based culture where all staff have a voice, everyone feels supported and able to thrive both personally and professionally as we deliver excellence in patient care. The Executive Leadership Team has launched our Inclusion Programme this month in partnership with the Trust’s Staff-Side Chair, and Inclusion Network Chairs.
It’s Alcohol Awareness Week. This year the theme is ‘Alcohol and mental health’. In a year of extraordinary change, the event offers us a chance to think about the ways in which we may sometimes use alcohol to help us cope when we are feeling anxious, stressed or worried.
The Kingswood Centre is a space of hope, opportunity and empowerment where service users and staff work together to develop and maintain skills but most importantly it enables people to fully engage in their recovery in safe, creative and supportive space.
In line with government guidance on fighting the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and in the interests of protecting our service users, patients and staff, we will be holding our Trust Board meetings in public virtually using MS Teams. Members of the public are welcome to join us.
The NHS is asking patients with an urgent, but not life-threatening, health problem to contact NHS 111 first if they think they need to attend an A&E. You can either call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the service is free to use (including from all mobiles).
2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – a chance for us to shine the light on some of the amazing nurses who make up our diverse workforce.
Here Sheyi Johnson, Physical Health Lead Nurse in Barnet tells us what she loves about her job.
One of the key commitments of the Strategic Alliance between BEH and C&I is ensuring that all staff have equal opportunity to progress and enjoy their careers. Last year we set up a mentoring programme across both Trusts and we are pleased to share a success story.
The Enablement Partnership is in the process of co-developing a BEH Recovery Strategy with people using our services and staff. Please join one of our digital workshops to provide your feedback and discuss ideas on the draft recovery strategy to help us create a final and completed version.
Anna Mbachu has been chosen to represent Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust for her work supporting people with severe and enduring mental health problems. She leads a team supporting people to find accommodation when they are discharged from the care of the Trust. As well as her NHS work, Anna is a local authority councillor and a leader within the Nigerian community.
Congratulations to Melanie Pettitt and the Care Homes Assessment Team (CHAT) on winning the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 in the Team of the Year category.
Cosmopolitan magazine explores what stalking looks like in 2020 and how those who experience it can still struggle to be taken seriously. The article features the work of the national Stalking Threat Assessment Centre (STAC), a world-leading specialist unit dedicated to tackling stalking run in partnership by BEH, the Metropolitan Police Service and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
New research into the impact of coronavirus on older adults in psychiatric wards in London has been published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Contributors include Dr Lauren Huzzey, BEH Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist.
Please join the first meeting of our new Barnet Forum for people using our services and their carers on Thursday 29 October from 1pm-2pm via MS Teams.
Congratulations to Lorraine Welch, Cognitive Analytic Therapist and Mwanasiti Siokwu (Siti), Community Matron/SDN who were awarded Royal College of Nursing London BAME Rising Star Awards.
A new partnership between the five NHS providers of secure mental health services in north London aims to provide the best possible care to patients and, wherever possible, to provide care close to home so that patients can maintain links with their families and friends.
School Nursing and Health Visiting services for children and young people in Enfield transferred from Enfield Community Services, part of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, to the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust on 1 October 2020, as part of planned changes by the commissioner of these services, Enfield Council. Further information about School Nursing and Health Visiting services in Enfield is now available from the North Middlesex University Hospital.
2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife – a chance for us to shine the light on some of the amazing nurses who make up our diverse workforce.
Here Newblow Jaya, Practice Education Facilitator tells us what inspired her to become a nurse.
Please read the information about changes to our services in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. We have introduced a new helpline for people experiencing a mental health crisis: 0800 151 0023. You can call this number to get support or advice 24/7.
The Haringey Service User and Carer Forum is excited to announce the re-launch of the Forum on 12 October after face to face meetings were suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Forum provides an opportunity for people to discuss their experiences and to share views with Trust staff to facilitate a dialogue so that their ideas can help to influence the way the services operate.
Thank you to everyone who joined our first virtual AGM on Tuesday 22 September 2020. We had over 120 attendees joining the event, including staff members, service users as well as stakeholders and partners.
Here at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) we are proud to support the #AskAboutAsthma campaign as keeping children’s asthma under control is particularly important this year due to the coronavirus and any potential second wave.
Eighty NHS hospital staff, London Ambulance Service medics and Transport for London workers received free tennis lessons on the famous Wimbledon grass courts last weekend as a thank you for their hard work during the pandemic. BEH was represented by Elias Egwabar, Access and Flow Administrator and Jide Ogunba, a physiotherapist working on the older people’s mental health wards.
The Patient Experience Teams at BEH is proud to announce the launch of their brand new Service User Involvement and Engagement Strategy for 2020-22.
Here Jabu Chikore, Head of Nursing in Barnet tells us more about his job.
Blossom Court, our new mental health inpatient building at St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey - Watch the new film
We are delighted that Blossom Court, our new state-of-the art mental health inpatient building at St Ann’s Hospital is now open.
Watch this video to see inside the new building and to hear what our staff and service users think about the new facilities.
Ben Marks was working for a healthcare consultancy and technology company when he responded to the call for healthcare staff to return to the NHS to help during the pandemic. He joined the BEH Pharmacy Team and says “I am planning to stay as long as I am wanted and can be useful. The culture and people at BEH are fantastic!”
To ensure that the new NCEL CAMHS Collaborative is distinctive and identifiable across the whole region, the Collaborative has launched a competition for service users, carers and other experts by experience to design a logo.
At BEH, we are continually looking at ways to improve our services through ongoing review and improvements in the way we work.
We have recently launched Internal Professional Standards for the Acute Mental Health Pathway to make sure we provide consistent and timely high quality care for all service users and avoid out of area placements for those who need hospital admission.
Sue was taking a break from nursing and not planning to return when she answered a national call to help with the pandemic.
Now working in BEH she says: “There was never any question about returning to help as I love the NHS so much. I have been supported by really wonderful people who give 100% to the care of their patients.”
Our School Aged Immunisation Team continues to provide the service to ensure young people receive vaccinations during the Coronavirus pandemic
Our immunisation nurses in Enfield are enjoying working in a range of new spaces this summer.
We held an event on 5 August to mark the completion of our new state of the art mental health inpatient building, Blossom Court, at St Ann’s Hospital in Tottenham.
Here Thomas Dowle, Interim Deputy Head of Nursing in Enfield Community Services tells us what he enjoys about his job.
Colleagues in Specialist Services have asked children and young people of staff in their services to send in any art work that reflected the strength and feeling towards the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Here Ennie Nyamangunda, Ward Manager at Ken Porter Ward in Barnet tells us what she loves about her job.
Casey Francis, Patient Experience Manager was redeployed as a Health Care Assistant during the COVID-19 pandemic. She tells us about her experience of redeployment.
We are proud to support Learning Disability Week. Today we would like to introduce you to Deirdre Reilly, Lead Psychologist at Barnet Learning Disability Service.
The new Enfield Mental Health Support Team in schools has produced videos focused on riding the waves of anxiety for Key Stage 2 and 3, and transition for Year 6 students which are now available on our YouTube channel.
To celebrate Learning Disability Week 2020, we would like to introduce you to our Learning Disability Team in Haringey.
We are proud to support Learning Disability Week. Today we would like to introduce you to Charlotte Birkmire, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Enfield SCAN who tells us more about her role.
We are proud to support Learning Disability Week. Today we would like to introduce you to Bethany Morgan-Davis, Occupational Therapist who works at Forensic Learning Disability Service, North London Forensic Services.
At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust we are proud to support Learning Disability Week 2020 which runs from 15-21 June and focuses on the importance of friendships during lockdown.
NCL Partners are excited to release two new video resources on parenting through the COVID-19 crisis.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are limiting visitors to our sites to protect our service users, their carers and our staff.
At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust we are proud to support Carers Week 2020 which runs from 8-14 June to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
In the light of the current civil unrest in the USA, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust would like to confirm our total commitment to inclusivity and equality across all our services, all areas of our organisation and in the local communities we serve.
The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the health needs of different elements of our local communities, particularly those from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, who are at higher risk from Coronavirus and who, along with others, continue to experience health inequalities.
As a Trust, we are committed to working with our partners to support all our patients, all our staff and our local communities to address health inequalities and ensure inclusivity and equality for all.
Here Emily Burch, Clinical Nurse Manager Primary Care and Substance Misuse tells us what she loves about her job.
Mark Lam, Chair of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) has also been appointed as the Chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) following a meeting of the ELFT Council of Governors last evening. Mark will take up his new role at ELFT from 1 June this year.
Evri Anagnostara, Head of Nursing at Enfield Mental Health and Chair of the Mental Health Nurses Association, has been interviewed by the Mental Health Nursing magazine.
We wanted to share with you an article, written by Louise Marshall, Peer Worker at our Barnet Crisis Home Treatment Team (BCHTT), about how she had adapted her role and her experience during the crisis.
Here Esther Sofela, Physical Health Lead Nurse tells us about her typical day.
Congratulations to Health Visiting team in Enfield on achieving Unicef Stage 1 Baby Friendly accreditation for their Baby Friendly initiative.
This week’s Shape Up With Spurs session focuses on squat jumps, inch worms and crocodile push-ups. With gyms and leisure centres across the country closed and social distancing measures in place, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s ‘Shape Up With Spurs’ programme aims to ensure you can stay fit and active from home.
Enfield CAMHS in conjunction with Enfield Local Authority and the North Central London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (NCL STP) have launched Kooth in Enfield on 1 April 2020.
We have introduced a new helpline for people experiencing a mental health crisis 0800 151 0023. Service users can call this number to get support or advice 24/7, 365 days a year.
This week’s Shape Up With Spurs session focuses on the abs! With gyms and leisure centres across the country closed and social distancing measures in place, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s ‘Shape Up With Spurs’ programme aims to ensure you can stay fit and active from home.
The Haringey Mental Health Support Team (MHST) offers emotional wellbeing support to families and schools, as part of the Haringey Trailblazer project. Trailblazers can’t be in schools right now but they offer telephone support.
Here Gill Quigley, Learning Disability Nurse, tells us what she enjoys about her job.
As part of Tottenham Hotspur's new #SpursAtHome campaign, today they are bringing you the second video home workout delivered by their coaches on the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s ‘Shape Up With Spurs’ programme.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also making sure services are available to the public as normal.
We regret to inform you that in light of the coronavirus outbreak, our baby clinics are closed until further notice.
We regret to inform you that in light of the present developments concerning the coronavirus outbreak school holiday immunisation clinics scheduled for 7 April and 16 April at Cedar House in Enfield have been cancelled.
Many of our former service users go on to achieve great things after therapy and recovery. Paul Collier is one such example – he has written a book! Harris Lebus: A Romance with the Furniture Trade is published by Libri Publishing on 31 March 2020.
Today we would like to introduce you to Fungai Newbaware, our Health and Wellbeing Nurse.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust has announced the winners of a competition to name the new St Ann’s mental health inpatient building and its four wards.
2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Today we would like to introduce you to Lucy Mackenzie, winner of our Nurse of the Year Award 2019.
Join our Family and Carer’s Group which meets every month at St Ann’s Hospital.
Congratulations to the Multiagency Stalking Intervention Programme (MASIP) of which STAC (Stalking Threat Assessment Centre) is a large part on winning the Collaboration Award at the Market 3rd Sector Awards.
Congratulations to Shanil Taylor who has been awarded Enfield Intern 2019.
Haringey Service User and Carer Forum aims to provide a place for past and present Haringey Mental Health Trust service users and carers to learn about service developments and to provide feedback about services. The Forum provides an opportunity for people to discuss their experiences and to share views with Trust staff to facilitate a dialogue so that their ideas can help to influence the way the services operate.
The Mayor of Haringey Cllr Sheila Peacock laid the final few pebbles on the top of the new inpatient ward at St Ann's Hospital today at the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony, officially recognising that the framework of the building has been completed.
As we approach the date the UK is due to leave the EU – Thursday 31 October – we want to reassure you that the Trust is as prepared as we can be for either a managed or no-deal exit.
Did you know that children aged two and three should get vaccinated against flu every year? The vaccine will help protect your child against flu and serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust moves up to “Good” CQC rating, and is “very patient-centred”
We have been rated as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its report published today.
This reflects improvements the Trust has made since the last CQC inspection in 2017 when our rating was “Requires Improvement”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enfield community services’ Parent-Infant Partnership team has seen its work lauded in recent weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Bindman our Medical Director reflects on the trust being smoke free.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A grateful carer has brought Christmas joy to a local club that helps hundreds of local people with dementia.
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.
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.
Construction of the new mental health building will commence in early 2019, with completion by autumn 2020.
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 email@example.com?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A number of NHS organisations have reported that they have been affected by a ransomware attack.
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) is marking international nurses day with a Nurses Conference.
The Outsider Gallery is hosting a music and art exhibition created by children and young people using mental health services.
We have a number of events taking place for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Dr Robert Tobiansky met with Guardian reporter Nicola Davis to dispel the rumours around Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).