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Trust joins Triangle of Care scheme and commits to further supporting carers

12 Jun 2017

In order to improve engagement between services users, carers and mental health professionals, West London Mental Health NHS Trust has committed to working closely in partnership with carers where possible and will implement the Carers Trust’s Triangle of Care.

WLMHT release new Food and Drink Strategy

08 Jun 2017

A new 3-year Food and Drink Strategy has been developed to benefit all of the Trust’s service users, visitors and staff. The facilities team has worked alongside the dietetics service and catering contractor Outsourced Client Solutions (OCS), as well as service users and carers to promote healthier food choices.

Trust-backed football team Hounslow Hawks FC wins FA Community Award

01 Jun 2017

Hounslow Hawks Football Club, managed by the Occupational Therapy Service at West London Mental Health NHS Trust and partly-funded by the trust’s charity, has won a ‘Best Inclusive Project’ FA Community Award for encouraging participation from all regardless of age, sex, race or disability, and championing social inclusion schemes within the Hounslow community. Hounslow Hawks provides football as therapy for patients and service users of the Trust who are living with a mental illness, and contributes to their well-being.

Trust supports staff and patients this Ramadan

26 May 2017

The holy month of Ramadan starts for Muslims on Friday 26 May, and will see many of our own staff and service users undergo a period of daily fasting, plus devotion to prayer and charitable acts. The holy month of Ramadan starts for Muslims on Friday 26 May, and will see many of our own staff and service users undergo a period of daily fasting, plus devotion to prayer and charitable acts, have pooled their expertise to provide food, drink and an information pack for a healthy Ramadan.

Trust-backed football team net FA Community Award nomination

23 May 2017

Hounslow Hawks Football Club, managed by the Occupational Therapy Service at West London Mental Health NHS Trust and partly-funded by the trust’s charity, has been nominated for a ‘Best Inclusive Project’ FA Community Award for encouraging participation from all regardless of age, sex, race or disability, as well as for championing social inclusion schemes within the Hounslow community.

NHS cyber attack

15 May 2017

There is no evidence that our trust’s computer systems have been infected by the global cyber-attack which hit a number of NHS and other organisations last Friday, spreading a serious computer virus.

Trust’s Clinical Trials Unit opens its doors to the public for Dementia Awareness Week

10 May 2017

As part of Dementia Awareness Week (14 – 20 May) and to mark International Clinical Trials Day (Saturday 20 May), West London Mental Health NHS Trust’s Clinical Trials Facility at Lakeside Mental Health Unit will open its doors to the public, offering a glimpse inside the unit and showcasing the use of virtual reality technology in research studies.

Trust marks Mental Health Awareness Week with self-care campaign

08 May 2017

The Chief Executive of one of London’s most diverse NHS mental health trusts has launched a week long self-care campaign to mark Mental Health Awareness Week by saying “it’s ok to talk about mental health and say I need help”.

Statement about Alice Gibson-Watt inquest

27 Apr 2017

Carolyn Regan, Chief Executive of West London Mental Health NHS Trust said:

“Our thoughts are with Alice’s family at this difficult time. It is clear that on this occasion we didn’t meet the high expectations we set ourselves and for that we are sorry.

New investment will see trust deliver better mental health care for children and young people in crisis

21 Apr 2017

The NHS will invest nearly £200,000 to develop services at West London Mental Health NHS Trust that will ensure children and young people receive improved care if they experience a mental health crisis.