Mental Health

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.

Celebrating national success at HPFT

Three Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust services have been recognised nationally for prestigious awards by the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative (PPiMH) and the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

HPFT Chief Executive Tom Cahill said: “I’m so proud of our staff being recognised nationally for their outstanding work. It’s not just about the awards - it’s about great people doing great things for our service users.”

Local healthcare heroes chosen to represent region in NHS 70 birthday parliamentary awards - diabetes and mental health team

The diabetes team from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the mental health team from Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

A local diabetes and mental health team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the central midlands region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS's 70th birthday.

As regional champion in the ‘Excellence in Mental Health Care’ award category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented at a special ceremony in the Palace of Westminster in July.

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