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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 […]

Setting standards around integrated physical and mental healthcare

14 May 2019

While the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) circles around ‘body image’, we at the Trust are dedicating each day highlighting the fantastic work we do, under the key theme umbrella. Today, we focus on physical health. Since last year, we changed our name to ‘West London NHS Trust’, reflecting our position of […]

Virendra Sharma MP visits West London NHS Trust’s Helpline – which receives over 60,000 calls per year

13 May 2019

MP for Ealing and Southall, Virendra Sharma MP, praised mental health nurses for their ‘dedication and hard work’, as he kicked off Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) with a visit to West London NHS Trust’s 24/7 Helpline. The Single Point of Access (SPA) received a staggering 60,782 calls for the year between April 2018 […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is here

13 May 2019

We at West London NHS Trust are delighted to announce a full week of activity across Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May). Expect some important announcements, inspiring case studies and high-profile names across the West London community giving support for the fantastic work we do. In doing so, we are dedicating each of the seven […]

NHS England boss joins kick about with Hounslow patients’ football team

03 May 2019

Steve Tolan, the NHS in London’s Allied Health Professionals Lead, joined the Hounslow Hawks, a football team made up of local users of mental health services, for a kick about at Goals in Isleworth. The football session came at the end of a visit by Steve Tolan to West London NHS Trust, to see how […]

Trust features in the Guardian Society pages

01 May 2019

Body Worn Video Cameras (BWVCs) article in the Guardian today (01/05/19) features West London NHS Trust. You can read the full article here.  

New Broadmoor Hospital: West London NHS Trust takes formal possession of hospital buildings

01 May 2019

West London NHS Trust has taken formal possession of the new Broadmoor Hospital from the construction company Kier. Following the Trust’s decision to approve takeover of the five new hospital buildings, work will now begin on preparations to transfer patients currently being cared for in Britain’s oldest high secure psychiatric hospital to a modern, state […]

Broadmoor Hospital’s Sheffield Ward wins illustrious Student Nursing Times Award

29 Apr 2019

On Friday 26 April 2019, Broadmoor Hospital’s Sheffield Ward and Buckinghamshire New University were announced as the winner of the ‘Student Placement of the Year: Hospital’ category, at the Student Nursing Times Award ceremony, Grosvenor House, London. The ward was nominated by one of its student nurses, Emily Crellin, who had been placed there last […]