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Mental Health Awareness Week: “I couldn’t do normal, basic things without feeling fear.”

10 May 2018

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May), a patient who used the Hounslow Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, delivered by West London Mental Health NHS Trust, has opened up about the help he gained from using its online therapy platform, My Mind Matters. Stephen, 48, experienced a major panic attack […]

Broadmoor’s Venus Kan nominated for NHS @70 Parliamentary award

30 Apr 2018

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has nominated Venus Kan, Vocational Services Manager at Broadmoor Hospital, who lives in her constituency, for a prestigious NHS 70th birthday award, in the gift of Parliamentarians. Andover Advertiser – Health and care heroes in Basingstoke nominated for parliamentary awards The Trust suggested a number of nominees to local MPs where […]

Pioneering psychiatrist John Conolly to be honoured

26 Apr 2018

Last year, the Trust formally nominated Dr John Conolly, Resident Medical Superintendent of the then, Hanwell Asylum (now St Bernard’s Hospital) 1839-1844, for recognition by English Heritage. We are delighted to announce that their Expert Panel have just short-listed him for a Blue Plaque subject to further historical research. There is huge competition for Blue […]

Trust’s Chief Executive features in Happiful magazine

20 Apr 2018

The May edition of Happiful magazine is out and features an interview with the Trust’s Chief Executive, Carolyn Regan. Happiful is a magazine devoted to mental health and wellbeing, in a hope to break stigmas and raise awareness on the support available to everyone. In this issue the Trust’s CEO discusses LGBT+ visibility in the […]

Trust’s Chief Executive writes for Imperial College Health Partners

05 Apr 2018

The Trust’s Chief Executive, Carolyn Regan, has contributed to a blog post published by Imperial College Health Partners’ (ICHP). ICHP are collaborating with WLMHT and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust to explore the delivery of Human Factors training for staff. Carolyn has written about collaborating with ICHP on the Foundations of Safety […]

Coproduced new vision for standards of care on inpatient wards

04 Apr 2018

Using a truly collaborative approach, West London Mental Health NHS Trust and We Coproduce have created standards of care that describe what excellent patient-centred care on inpatient wards looks like. The Trust commissioned We Coproduce (formerly West London Collaborative) to work with its community to create these new standards of care for inpatient units. The […]

Chief Executive responds to Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report on mental health care

21 Mar 2018

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman have presented a report on mental health care in the NHS to Parliament today. The report, ‘Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care’, shows that failings in mental health care are causing harm and needless distress to vulnerable patients and their families. The report is based on an […]

Janice Barber appointed as non-executive Director

16 Mar 2018

Welcome to Janice Barber who has been appointed as a non-executive director at the Trust. Non-executive directors are appointed by NHS Improvement for the skills and experience they can bring from ‘outside’ the organisation. The board is led by a non-executive chair. Janice is a practising solicitor specialising in NHS law with a particular emphasis […]

High Sheriffs celebrate dedication and compassion of Broadmoor Hospital staff

13 Mar 2018

The first ever High Sheriff’s Awards at Broadmoor Hospital took place on Monday 12 March 2018 (yesterday). The Trust was honoured to welcome not just one but three High Sheriffs to the hospital. We were joined by the High Sheriff of The Royal County of Berkshire, Sarah Scrope; the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Jane Cranston; […]

Trust’s apprentices celebrated on National Apprenticeship Week

09 Mar 2018

This week, we have been celebrating the 11th annual National Apprenticeship week. This year’s theme is ‘Apprenticeships Work’ to showcase how apprenticeships work for individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy. To celebrate our apprentices, we have put together a range of case studies to promote the fantastic work they do and how their […]