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Hertfordshire chosen as a national trailblazer in school mental health support

Schoolchildren experiencing mental health difficulties in Hertfordshire will get early help from special support workers in a new initiative announced today (Thursday 20 December).

The government has named Hertfordshire one of only 25 areas to launch Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in 2019.

Take care of yourself as well as your relatives and neighbours this winter

With the festive season ahead and the expectation of colder weather, it’s useful for everyone to remind themselves of some key tips to look after themselves and stay healthy. It’s also an important time to give an extra look out for elderly relatives and neighbours to check they are okay.

New trust chief executive ‘returns’ to her home town and county

Christine Allen

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s new chief executive is a Watford-born high achiever, with an impressive track record as a leader in the NHS.

Christine Allen is currently the chief executive at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. During her five years in this role, she led the trust towards its first overall CQC rating of ‘good’, followed by a second ‘good’ rating which was announced just last week.

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