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How Hounslow CAMHS helped Hermann overcome his anxieties and loss of confidence

17 Jun 2019

In summer 2018, eight-year-old Hermann was referred to Hounslow CAMHS Intellectual Disability Team by a Consultant Paediatrician at the Hounslow Child Development Team over concerns around his mood and change in behaviour, loss of confidence and anxiety. This was triggered further when Hermann recently developed a distressing phobia of flying insects. At the CAMHS assessment, […]

Lakeside Mental Health Unit reopen to admissions

12 Jun 2019

Lakeside Mental Health Unit is now operating normally and open to admissions again, following the disruption caused by a burst Thames Water pipe.

We’re supporting Carers Week (10-16 June 2019)

10 Jun 2019

This week is Carers Week and we are proud to be supporting it. In doing so, we’ll be highlighting how important carers are to the Trust, as well as helping carers who haven’t used any of our services, to know what support there is for both them and those they care for. So please, do […]

Diversity key theme in this year’s Nursing Conference

07 Jun 2019

On Friday (7 June 2019), we hosted our annual Nursing Conference in Twickenham Stadium. The theme circled around valuing diversity in practice and the day saw lots of positive discussions about how we’re doing as a Trust, and what we can do to further improve. Chief Executive Carolyn Regan kicked off the proceedings by stating […]

West London NHS Trust AGM – Wednesday 24 July 2019

05 Jun 2019

We are delighted to announce that our AGM takes place on Wednesday 24 July 2019, 6-8pm at Paul Robeson Theatre, Hounslow, TW3 1ES. This AGM is a perfect opportunity to express your views, hear how the Trust has been doing over the past 12 months and also engage with some of our services.  We hope […]

Children’s Commissioner report highlights Ealing services as examples of good practice

23 May 2019

There has been lots of news stories, in recent months, about how people in inpatient care are being treated. On Monday (20 May), The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, published a report about how children with learning disabilities or autism are being ‘let down’ because they are being admitted to secure units unnecessarily, without […]

Support for administrator Carol Puplett after cochlear implant

18 May 2019

Meet Carol Puplett. She has been at the Trust for more than eleven years, working as a Learning and Development Administrator at Broadmoor. From the age of five, she had been diagnosed as deaf and relied on hearing aid and lip reading to get through each day. Carol managed fine with her hearing aid and […]

Combating eating disorders with courage, compassion and trust

17 May 2019

According to Beat Eating Disorders charity, 1.25 million people in the UK are diagnosed with an eating disorder. Between 2010-11 and 2017 the number of NHS admissions for people with an eating disorder has doubled. The demand for such services continues to increase today. Here at the Trust, we have a dedicated community eating disorders […]

IAPT’s shining moments

17 May 2019

Since the previous Mental Health Awareness Week, in May 2018, it has been all hard work and deserved recognition for our Hammersmith and Fulham IAPT team, known as ‘Back on Track’. Over the past 12 months, the team has been recognised in a number of ways for the fantastic work they do, positively impacting their […]

Good mobility is key for positive wellbeing

15 May 2019

Welcome to Day Three of Mental Health Awareness Week. With the theme circling around ‘body image’, there is no better time to focus on a service of ours that looks into how well we move. Meet the Community Independence Service (CIS). The team is largely compiled of physiotherapists and occupational therapists (some of whom are […]