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Trust psychiatrist’s Guardian article about “sectioning”

12 Nov 2018

Dr Mariam Alexander, one of the Trust’s consultant liaison psychiatrists, has written an article in today’s Guardian, about her experiences of “sectioning” patients; in other words, detaining them in a hospital under the Mental Health Act. You can read her article “What’s it like for a psychiatrist to section someone? I wish I didn’t know,” […]

Café on the Hill becomes first NHS-based Change Please café

07 Nov 2018

On Friday 2 November, West London NHS Trust’s Café on the Hill, on the St Bernard’s Hospital site opposite Three Bridges, officially launched its collaboration with Change Please, making it the first NHS-based Change Please café. Free samples of the Change Please coffee and cake were on offer during the launch event to encourage more […]

New mental health unit for children in London opens this month

07 Nov 2018

Lavender Walk, a new inpatient unit for children with mental health difficulties, opens on Monday 12 November. The unit, next to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in Kensington, will provide 12 inpatient beds for people aged between 13 and 18 from across North West London who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties and need to be […]

Tom finishes half marathon with a flourish

06 Nov 2018

West London NHS Trust Chairman Tom Hayhoe finished the Richmond Half Marathon in style yesterday with a time of two hours and 19 minutes. Tom raised over £2,000 for the Trust’s charity. The charity is dedicated to raising money for wards and departments across the Trust’s sites to improve the experience of service users, carers and families. […]

West London NHS Trust welcomes selection as preferred bidder to deliver community services in Ealing

30 Oct 2018

West London NHS Trust welcomes today’s decision by Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in selecting the Trust and its partners as the preferred bidder to deliver its 10-year contract for community-based services across the borough. The new contract is expected to start in May 2019. Carolyn Regan, Chief Executive of West London NHS Trust, said: […]

Our response to the Budget announcement about mental health spending

29 Oct 2018

Responding to the announcement in this year’s Budget of a new mental health crisis service and extra funding for mental health, Jose Romero-Urcelay, Medical Director of West London NHS Trust, said: “We welcome today’s announcement. This extra funding will help us to enhance our mental health services for users and patients, particularly when it comes […]

Changes to West London Tri-borough Perinatal Mental Health Service

29 Oct 2018

We are pleased to announce that from today, Monday 29 October 2018 the Perinatal Mental Health Service will be able to take referrals for pregnant women until the end of the first postnatal year. Extra funding from NHS England has enabled us to extend the care and treatment we offer to existing clients and new […]

Look for the tell-tale signs of eating disorders on World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2018

As part of World Mental Health Day, West London NHS Trust’s Community Eating Disorders Service (CEDS) is urging parents and teachers to be vigilant for the tell-tale signs of eating disorders. These include weight loss, extreme worries about body shape, excessive exercising or disappearing to the toilet after meals. If you have concerns, you can […]

We are now West London NHS Trust

25 Sep 2018

The Trust has today changed its name to West London NHS Trust. This change reflects our ambition to become a leading provider of integrated mental and physical healthcare in local services in West London and beyond, as well as in our national services.  We know that people experience better health and wellbeing when their mental […]

Update on New Broadmoor Hospital

18 Sep 2018

Following an update from Kier, it is clear that the final completion of the construction of the new Broadmoor Hospital is taking longer than originally envisaged. While we are, naturally, very disappointed by this, we are working with Kier to ensure that the outstanding issues are resolved as soon as possible.  Our overriding priority is the […]