News archive October 2020

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.

  • Coronavirus service updates

    01 October 2020

    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.

  • Celebrating our nurses – Newblow Jaya

    01 October 2020

    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.  

  • Launch of the North London Forensic Consortium

    01 October 2020

    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.

  • Health Visiting and School Nursing services transfer to the North Middlesex University Hospital

    01 October 2020

    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.

  • BEH nurses awarded RCN BAME Rising Star Awards

    02 October 2020

    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.

  • Barnet Forum for people using our services and their carers - Thursday 29 October

    05 October 2020

    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.

  • First in-depth study of COVID-19 in older people and those with dementia published

    07 October 2020

    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.

  • Care Homes Assessment Team (CHAT) awarded Team of the Year at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

    08 October 2020

    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 features our joint National Stalking Threat Assessment Centre

    08 October 2020

    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.

  • London’s NHS celebrates inspiring Black Londoners

    22 October 2020

    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.

  • Recovery Strategy Development — Join our workshops

    26 October 2020

    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.

  • It’s National Mentoring Day - A mentoring success story

    27 October 2020

    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.