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Funding boost for the NHS

18 Jun 2018

Carolyn Regan, Chief Executive of West London Mental Health Trust, commented on the Government’s recent announcement on NHS funding: “The Prime Minister has announced a significant funding boost for the NHS. Timed to coincide with its 70th anniversary in July, the Government has committed to an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023. […]

Big win for the Diversity Team at the HPMA Awards

08 Jun 2018

A huge congratulations to our Diversity and HR teams who won an award for ‘Most effective use of diversity to strengthen governance, recruitment or promotion’ at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Awards last night! Maggie Morgan-Valentine, Programme Lead and Head of Diversity; Ali Webster, Assistant Director of Workforce; and Julie Menia, Diversity Coordinator, accepted […]

Remembering Grenfell One Year On

07 Jun 2018

Thursday 14 June 2018 will mark the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy. In memory of the 72 people who lost their lives, the Spiritual and Pastoral Care team will be planting trees and flowers on the day at 2pm in the Garden of Rest at St Bernard’s Hospital. The invitation is open […]

Our review of 2017/18 has been published, have a read here.

29 May 2018

The Trust has published a review of 2017/18 celebrating our achievements during the year and looking ahead to our plans for the future. As Chief Executive Carolyn Regan writes in her introduction: “I am proud of the way the Trust has developed and improved outcomes for patients, service users and carers over the last 12 […]

Trust’s Cognitive Behavioural Therapist selected to represent London in NHS 70 Parliamentary Awards 2018

18 May 2018

A Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from West London Mental Health Trust has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent London in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. Saeed Khalilirad has been announced as Regional Champion in the Excellence in Mental Health Care Award category. He will now vie with other regional […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Services expanded in Hammersmith and Fulham

14 May 2018

Back on Track, which provides talking therapies in Hammersmith & Fulham, has expanded its services to provide even more support to people with long term health conditions. Back on Track is part of a national initiative to provide psychological therapies to people with physical health conditions who have become worried, anxious or low in mood. […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Services expanded in Ealing

14 May 2018

Ealing Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), which provides talking therapies, has expanded its services to provide even more support to people in Ealing with long term health conditions. Ealing IAPT is part of a national initiative to provide psychological therapies to people with physical health conditions who have become worried, anxious or low in […]

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 […]