News archive November 2018

Reducing pressure on the London Ambulance Service at this time

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.

  • Haringey mental health conference opens up a dialogue

    02 November 2018

    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.

  • Trust matters is now available for download

    06 November 2018

    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

  • Work begins on the redevelopment of St Ann's Hospital in Haringey

    07 November 2018

    Construction of the new mental health building will commence in early 2019, with completion by autumn 2020.

  • New drug and alcohol service in Haringey

    19 November 2018

    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.

  • Pushing boundaries on the fifth anniversary of the stalking laws

    25 November 2018

    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.