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West London NHS Trust involved in life-changing smear test research

05 Nov 2019

West London NHS Trust has played a significant role in a ground-breaking research project which aims to help tackle the anxiety about having a smear test, among women who’ve experienced trauma or who have mental health conditions. The research was conducted by Frédérique Lamontagne-Godwin, a PhD student on an Allied Health Scholarship at University of West […]

Ealing Community Partners opens new helpline

04 Nov 2019

Ealing Community Partners’ new Single Point of Access for all adult community health services in Ealing opens as of Monday 4 November. It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The referral hub will mean that all community health services in Ealing should be accessed via a single phone number and emailed […]

Neil Ragoobar is featured in The Sun – 25 October

25 Oct 2019

Neil Ragoobar, our Service Director in Men’s and Medium Secure Services, is featured in today’s The Sun newspaper (Friday 25 October). The feature highlights opportunities for nurses in the NHS. Neil is a prime example of how you can thrive in the NHS, having started as a student nurse at West London over 20 years ago. “My […]

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 […]

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 […]

West London NHS Trust part of vital Discover-NOW research partnership

14 Oct 2019

Imperial College Health Partners, to which West London NHS Trust is a member, is leading a new partnership known as Discover-NOW. Discover-NOW is a research hub that allows NHS organisations to access patient data, with appropriate controls and consent, so they can better diagnose and treat complex physical and mental health conditions. In enabling to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]