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 […]

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 […]