Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

020 8702 3000 Trust Headquarters, Orchard House, St Ann's Hospital, St Ann's Road , London, N15 3TH
http://www.beh-mht.nhs.uk

Overview

News:

  • Single CEO announced for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
  • New neighbourhood mental health services on the way
  • Support in a crisis

Supporting healthy lives and healthy communities through excellent integrated mental and community healthcare

We are a large provider of integrated mental health services in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey and also provide community health services in Enfield. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community.

We look after people’s mental and physical health in our hospitals or in the community.

We provide a range of mental health services for young people and adults. These include enabling our patients to overcome phobias and anxiety, or to come to terms with bereavement or teenage pregnancy. We also have expert staff helping people deal with bipolar, schizophrenia or the onset of dementia.

To find out more about the Trust and the services we provide please visit our website:  www.beh-mht.nhs.uk

 

Latest news

Single CEO announced for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust’s Chief Executive, Jinjer Kandola, MBE, is to take up the position of Chief Executive at neighbouring Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, in addition to her current role.

It follows the move by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, Angela McNab, to leave C&I to take on her new, overarching role as Joint Senior Responsible Officer for the London Mental Health Transformation Programme.

Ms Kandola’s appointment was made by both Trust Boards, and approved by the Council of Governors at C&I. It is expected she will take up the position in the autumn.

Her appointment will support the work that is currently underway as part of a Joint Mental Health Provider Review, for both trusts to work more closely together in future. 

There are no plans for a merger and each trust, which are both rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, will continue to have its own trust board.

BEH and C&I Trust Chair, Jackie Smith, said: “While we are extremely sorry to see Angela leave, Jinjer’s appointment is a hugely positive move for both our organisations. 

“As part of the NHS Long-Term Plan, our aim is for our Trusts to work together much more closely in the future with local health, social care and voluntary partners.  We want to integrate the services we provide and ensure that everyone across our five boroughs has equal access to the right care at the right time and with the right outcome for them.

“A single Chief Executive across both our organisations will identify our wider, immediate priorities and ensure we work together seamlessly, reducing barriers and speeding up improvements. 

“They will include reducing health inequalities, eliminating unwarranted variation across our services, improving outcomes for our service users and making both our organisations great places where people want to come to work and where they will stay.”

She added:  I would like to pay tribute to Angela who has been an exceptional Chief Executive and achieved a massive amount in her five and a half years at the Trust. 

“Not least among her achievements, has been taking us from Requires Improvement to Good in our CQC rating; and setting up our new mental health Crisis Assessment Centre as an alternative to A&E. 

“Perhaps, most notably, she has left a lasting, visible legacy for generations to come by leading our flagship site redevelopment programme which will result in a widescale transformation of our estate, with a brand-new hospital at Highgate and state-of-the-art facilities across our communities”.

Sir David Sloman, Regional Director of the NHS in London, said: “Jinjer’s appointment is great news and will bring a wealth of experience to Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and moves forward plans to work in collaboration to improve the mental health and wellbeing of local people. Angela leaves a fantastic legacy at the Trust and will be a brilliant leader of the London Mental Health transition programme.”

 

Last updated on 06 August 2021.

New neighbourhood mental health services on the way

New neighbourhood mental health services will be rolled out in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey over the next three years as part of a £25m major expansion of community mental health care across North Central London.

Hundreds of new frontline workers – community workers, occupational therapists, peer workers, population health nurses, psychologists, social workers, specialist doctors and nurses and others – are being recruited to scale up services and provide more timely, personalised and holistic mental health care.

They’ll join new community mental health teams – NHS, social care and voluntary sector experts – to offer comprehensive mental health care and support including assessment, psychological therapies, social prescriptions, physical health checks and social care. They’ll also help with day-to-day challenges that can impact mental health like housing, employment, managing personal finances and social isolation.

“We’re fundamentally changing our approach to mental illness to help you recover sooner and stay well,” said Natalie Fox, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer. “We’re making it easier to get help when you need it by providing more services and support in local communities. Working with health and care partners, we’re transforming care to improve quality of life for thousands in our community.”

The new approach will be implemented initially in five primary care networks – groups of GPs working together to improve health and wellbeing in their neighbourhood. More primary care networks will follow in 2022 and within three years the new approach will be available throughout Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

Once established, the new community mental health teams will work with residents, health and care colleagues, community organisations and others to develop new neighbourhood services based on local needs.  

 

Last updated on 06 August 2021.

Support in a crisis

People living in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey who are  experiencing a mental health crisis can call our 24-hour Crisis Telephone Service on: 

0800 151 0023

You can call this number to get help or advice in a crisis from our trained mental health advisors and clinicians, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Urgent and non-urgent referrals to our specialist adult mental health services, such as eating disorders and personality disorders, remain unchanged. Referrals to CAMHS will also remain unchanged.

Calls to NHS urgent mental health helplines are free.


If you prefer not to call, read more about the support available in your local area on our website.

Last updated on 24 June 2021.

Last updated on 06 August 2021.

Information supplied by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust