News archive November 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.

  • Celebrating our nurses – Sheyi Johnson

    02 November 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 Sheyi Johnson, Physical Health Lead Nurse in Barnet tells us what she loves about her job.

  • Improving Black, Asian and minority ethnic community experiences of mental health services

    03 November 2020

    NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) held their Mental Health Trusts Communications Network meeting last week, where they shared details of the new Advancing Mental Health Equalities Strategy which sets out the actions we will take to bridge the gaps for communities fairing worse than others in mental health services.

  • Londoners to get NHS urgent and emergency care in the right place at the right time with 111 First

    06 November 2020

    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).

  • The Kingswood Centre

    09 November 2020

    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.

  • Trust Board Meeting on Monday 30 November

    09 November 2020

    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. 

  • Supporting Alcohol Awareness Week

    16 November 2020

    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.

  • Blossom Court, St Ann’s Hospital shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Awards

    18 November 2020

    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.

  • Launch of our Trust-wide Inclusion Programme

    18 November 2020

    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.