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Niru and 45 years of dedicated care of patients with memory challenges

08 Mar 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the year 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’, recognising best nursing and midwifery practices. One who deserves such recognition for 45 years of service in the public sector and the NHS is Niru Ladva. Niru has spent her whole working life in NHS roles across… Continue Reading Niru and 45 years of dedicated care of patients with memory challenges

West London’s Balraj Basra honoured at national NHS Unsung Hero Awards

02 Mar 2020

West London NHS Trust’ Domestic Supervisor, Balraj Basra, won in the ‘Leadership’ category at the Unsung Hero Awards, held on Friday 28 February in Manchester. The Unsung Hero Awards is a national award for non-medical/non-clinical NHS staff and volunteers and shines a light on the hard work that they strive to provide on a daily… Continue Reading West London’s Balraj Basra honoured at national NHS Unsung Hero Awards

LGBT+ History Month: The community that inspired Harry

26 Feb 2020

Harry Stallwood, Ward Administrator for Grosvenor Ward at Lakeside, joined West London NHS Trust in 2007 and quickly noticed there was very little support for the LGBT community within the organisation. However two years later, Kay Allen, a service manager at the Trust, formed an LGBT Network Group and inspired Harry to play a central… Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month: The community that inspired Harry

Trust rated highest for quality of care by staff

18 Feb 2020

This year’s staff survey results rank West London NHS Trust highest among mental health and community Trusts for the quality of care we deliver. A total of 1,935 (55%) staff members completed the survey, with headline results showing that: Among combined mental health, learning disability and community Trusts, we are ranked the highest in: Quality… Continue Reading Trust rated highest for quality of care by staff

Residents in west London take part in mental health awareness walk for World Mental Health Day

15 Oct 2019

West London NHS Trust, in partnership with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, screened the documentary ‘Evelyn’ last Sunday (13 October) at the Musical Museum in Brentford followed by a 5km mental health awareness walk along the River Thames. Evelyn is a poignant film about how a family pick up the pieces after their son and… Continue Reading Residents in west London take part in mental health awareness walk for World Mental Health Day

CAMHS/ESCAN receive visit from Lumos charity and Kenyan government

15 Oct 2019

On Tuesday 24 September, Catherine Sholl, Consultant and Team Manager for CAMHS/ESCAN, colleagues from the service (Dan Brennan, Sally Morgan and Michael Bonello) and a parent of two children with autism (Pat Nekati) were visited by the Lumos charity and the Kenyan government. Lumos was set up by JK Rowling with the aim of ending… Continue Reading CAMHS/ESCAN receive visit from Lumos charity and Kenyan government

Government minister visits Feltham school supported by West London NHS Trust

14 Oct 2019

Springwest Academy in Feltham welcomed government minister, Nadine Dorries, to visit its new Mental Health Support Team on Thursday 10 October, as part of World Mental Health Day.  This team is one of three in Hounslow which will offer young people fast access to mental and emotional wellbeing support in their schools. The Rt Hon… Continue Reading Government minister visits Feltham school supported by West London NHS Trust

West London NHS Trust part of scheme to provide mental health support for rough sleepers

10 Oct 2019

To mark both World Mental Health Day and World Homelessness Day, the Mayor of London has announced a new scheme to help rough sleepers with mental health needs. Dedicated teams of mental health practitioners from NHS Mental Health Trusts (including West London NHS Trust) will join outreach workers on the streets from organisations such as… Continue Reading West London NHS Trust part of scheme to provide mental health support for rough sleepers

World Mental Health Day 2019: West London NHS Trust’s crisis helpline – suicide prevention case study

10 Oct 2019

Thursday 10 October 2019 is World Mental Health Day – this year’s theme is suicide prevention. To mark it, we spoke to one of our mental health advisors at our 24-hour helpline, Shushila Ganger, who explains how she prevented a young man from suicide and provides guidance to those who find themselves in a similar… Continue Reading World Mental Health Day 2019: West London NHS Trust’s crisis helpline – suicide prevention case study

Today is World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2019

Today (Thursday 10 October) is World Mental Health Day, which this year’s theme is suicide prevention. The Day is recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) who are encouraging people to do the following: Improve awareness of the significance of suicide as a global public health problem; Improve knowledge of what can be done to… Continue Reading Today is World Mental Health Day