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Trust CAMHS leaders invited to share best practice during Covid

24 Nov 2020

West London NHS Trust’s Johan Redelinghuys, Clinical Director of CAMHS, and Keyur Joshi, Head of CAMHS, were asked to present at an NHS Benchmarking Network webinar, in recognition of their work to ensure services for children and young people continued to be delivered during the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the presentation to fellow professionals,… Continue Reading Trust CAMHS leaders invited to share best practice during Covid

Proud to be a finalist – Mental Health Trust of the Year

18 Nov 2020

West London NHS Trust has been shortlisted for Mental Health Trust of the Year at the 2020 HSJ Awards, in recognition of our outstanding contribution to healthcare. Despite tough competition from over 1000 entries, we’ve been selected based on our ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that our Trust has had on patient… Continue Reading Proud to be a finalist – Mental Health Trust of the Year

Inside Out magazine shortlisted for National Service User Awards

10 Nov 2020

West London NHS Trust’s Forensic Services’ magazine, Inside Out was shortlisted for a National Service User Award under the category of ‘Breaking Down Barriers’. Inside Out magazine is a great example of how to tackle the stigma around mental health or raise awareness and educate people on mental health. The magazine is co-edited with Harpreet… Continue Reading Inside Out magazine shortlisted for National Service User Awards

Broadmoor and St Bernard’s hospitals lead the way on providing high quality food in NHS

28 Oct 2020

Broadmoor and St Bernard’s hospitals have been chosen as examples of delivering good catering practices, as part of a government review on improving food standards in NHS hospitals published on Monday 26 October. The review, led by renowned restauranteur and The Great British Bake Off judge, Prue Leith, consists of recommendations NHS Trusts across the… Continue Reading Broadmoor and St Bernard’s hospitals lead the way on providing high quality food in NHS

New mental health helpline number

27 Oct 2020

Our Trust’s 24/7 mental health single point of access phone line is changing its number to 0800 328 4444. The new Typetalk number is 18001 0800 328 4444. The new numbers will be live from 3 November 2020. You can call this number to get help or advice in a crisis, from our trained mental… Continue Reading New mental health helpline number

Relative difference

23 Oct 2020

During Black History Month and beyond, we want to share stories about our staff’s experiences. Here, a staff member, Carol Carter, and her son, Dr Jermaine Ravalier, a Reader in Work and Wellbeing (Psychology) at Bath Spa University, spoke about their experiences as a mixed-race family living in the Trust’s local area, and whether the… Continue Reading Relative difference

Trust nurse chosen as face of NHS London Black History Month campaign

22 Oct 2020

Ken Wakatama, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Broadmoor Hospital has been chosen to represent West London NHS Trust as part of an NHS London campaign to mark Black History Month. NHS London has today revealed 36 prominent individuals to be ‘the faces’ of NHS Trusts in the capital. An online map of the city tells the… Continue Reading Trust nurse chosen as face of NHS London Black History Month campaign

Trust charity funds animations to support BAME communities to stay safe during Covid-19

21 Oct 2020

West London NHS Charitable Fund has funded two animations, for children from Black & Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, on how they can stay well and prevent the spread of Covid-19. The animations, aimed at primary school (5-11 years) and secondary school pupils (11-16 years) were co-produced by a team of young people, educational specialists, equality… Continue Reading Trust charity funds animations to support BAME communities to stay safe during Covid-19

National Coming Out Day: Sally Glen’s story

09 Oct 2020

To mark National Coming Out Day on Sunday 11 October, the Trust’s Non Executive Director Sally Glen shares her LGBT+ journey. Sally is also the lead for the Trust’s Speak Up Guardians. The first time Sally had heard of LGBT+ was in her early thirties. Having been raised in rural Hertfordshire in the 1950s and… Continue Reading National Coming Out Day: Sally Glen’s story

Keeping Well service helps NHS key workers stay mentally well

09 Oct 2020

Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) and to mark it, we’ve spoken to two NHS staff members who’ve been helped by Keeping Well, a new psychological therapy service launched earlier this year. The service provides rapid support which includes a ‘live-chat’, where health and care workers can talk to expert clinicians, in… Continue Reading Keeping Well service helps NHS key workers stay mentally well