March 2022
From the Chief Executive

Last week we launched our Green Plan to set out what we will do in order to make the Trust much more environmentally friendly. An important part of this process will involve service users, patients and carers as well as our own staff in how we can work together to tackle the climate emergency. 
Another global emergency is the desperate situation in Ukraine, which has left us all horrified and contemplating what we can do to help. Many of our staff have been collecting and distributing items as well as donating money to the charities helping with the response. Our hearts go out to all of those deeply affected, especially our friends and colleagues with links to Ukraine.
We’ve had a busy few months with awareness campaigns at the Trust including children’s mental health week, social work week, NHS overseas workers day, International Women’s Day and the annual no smoking campaign. This shows the range and diversity of our services which are there to support you in local communities. 
Finally, congratulations to staff at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, who received awards from the local High Sheriffs – very well deserved to all 8 of them who were given the prizes in early March.
As always, please get in touch via communications@westlondon.nhs.uk.
Thank you,

Carolyn Regan
Chief Executive
Trust launches its Green Plan

The Trust has launched its Green Plan. The plan sets out how the Trust will achieve its strategic objective of becoming carbon neutral by 2040.
As a Trust, we recognise the enormous challenge that the issues of climate change, air pollution, flooding, extreme heat and waste, present to West London and the impact that these issues have on patients, colleagues and communities.
Find out more about the Trust's Green Plan here.
Trust teams up with garden centre for Children's Mental Health Week

Trust marked Children's Mental Health Week with a fun activity for local service users.
The theme this year was 'growing together' so the Trust teamed up with W6 Garden Centre in Hammersmith to raise awareness of children and young people's mental health.
The garden centre kindly donated seeds to young service users in the area and held a fun-filled gardening demonstration.
The Trust also used the week to promote its new CAMHS videos and highlight the Best for You platform. You can find out more information here.
Trust leading the way with growing team of social workers

The Trust celebrated Social Work Week (Monday 14 March to Friday 18 March) by sharing the incredible career journeys of its social work staff.
The aim of the week is to raise awareness around social work and the positive impact it has on people's lives.
The Trust is leading the way by employing more than 80 social workers across forensic and community services.
Find out about the achievements of the Trust and its social work staff here.
Trust celebrates international staff for Overseas NHS Workers Day

The Trust marked Overseas NHS Workers Day by highlighting its diverse workforce.
Overseas NHS Workers Day was created by The Doctors Association to recognise the extraordinary contribution made in the fight against Covid-19 by those who have migrated to the UK.
The Trust celebrated the day by sharing pictures of its international staff on its Instagram and Facebook accounts using the hashtag #OverseasNHSWorkersDay.
#BreaktheBias - Trust marks International Women's Day

The theme this year was #BreaktheBias placing gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the spotlight.
The Trust created International Women's Day eCards that staff could send to women they found inspirational across the Trust and highlighted
just some of the work its services are doing to tackle issues including gender inequality.
Trust shines spotlight on smokefree service for #NoSmokingDay

The Trust marked #NoSmokingDay by holding a number of stop-smoking activities at Lakeside Mental Health Unit.
The Trust's smokefree service held a 'smokefree quiz' and 'guess the amount of tar in the jar' game.
The team had a productive day engaging more than 50 service users and staff.
West London NHS Trust is a smokefree organisation, so smoking tobacco is not permitted in any Trust building, gardens or grounds. Find out more here.
Trust challenges common misconceptions during Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The Trust marked Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Monday 28 February to Sunday 6 March) by highlighting its services and challenging common misconceptions.
During the week the Trust shone a spotlight on its CAMHS eating disorder service and highlighted how binge-eating has increased during the pandemic.
The Trust then published an interview with leading psychologist from the West London Community Eating Disorder Service, Dr Tracy Teng.
The week concluded with the Trust sharing the trailer for its new mental health film called Nexus, exploring the impact of Covid-19 on young people's mental health.
Trust shows support for those affected by Ukraine invasion

The Trust has continued to show its commitment to supporting those affected by the invasion of Ukraine.
The crisis has been very upsetting for all of us and our hearts go out to those suffering, especially colleagues who may have friends, family or loved ones directly impacted by the conflict.
With this in mind, staff in the Trust have been doing what they can to support those affected including collections, fundraisers and sharing helpful resources. Read more here.
Trust raises awareness for World Tuberculosis Day

The Trust marked World Tuberculosis Day (Thursday 24 March) by holding several awareness events across Ealing.
The Trust was out and about in the community and set up three awareness events aimed at engaging rough sleepers and homeless people.
Homeless people are particularly at risk of developing TB, so it's vital they receive information on how to protect themselves.
Find out more here.
High Sheriffs present Broadmoor staff awards

The Trust welcomed two High Sheriffs; Imam Monawar Hussain, MBE DL FRSA, The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire and George R Anson, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, to present the annual Broadmoor staff awards.
They presented awards to eight of the 19 nominated staff that had been recognised by their peers for working above and beyond their job description.
Here at the Trust we know how important it is to recognise staff and the hard work they do.
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