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Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

St George’s CQC inspection report published

  St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been given an overall rating of Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC’s report – published today (Tuesday, 1 November) – follows an inspection of services provided by the Trust in June 2016. The CQC has also recommended St George’s be put into special

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Looking after your Mental Health

The Mental Health Foundation have put together some very useful articles on ‘Looking after your mental health’. These include: Top 10 tips How to look after your mental health using exercise How to overcome fear and anxiety Using mindfulness Later Life How to sleep better Click here to read the full articles on the Mental

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BBC iplayer: Being Black, Going Crazy?

Being Black, Going Crazy? Black people in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems and to be sectioned. But just why is the community facing such a crisis? Watch the full programme here on the BBC iplayer website First shown 27th September 2016 You must have a TV licence to

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Co-production: an inconvenient truth?

By Jane McGrath Director, West London Collaborative 31st October 2016 As chief executive officer of West London Collaborative (WLC), a community-led and owned community interest company, I was lucky enough to have a place in the first cohort of The King’s Fund programme Leading collaboratively with patients and communities, together with the chief pharmacist at

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NHS 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health

The Mental Health Taskforce. Formed in March 2015, the independent Mental Health Taskforce brought together health and care leaders, people who use services and experts in the field to create a Five Year Forward View for Mental Health for the NHS in England. Click here to read the full report.      

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BBC – The 30-second chat that can trigger weight loss

Doctors who spend 30 seconds telling patients they need to lose weight can have a dramatic impact, a study shows. Some people, who had no intention of shedding the pounds, lost 10% of their body weight after being offered a free weight-loss programme. The University of Oxford researchers said the 30-second chat would have a

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Tender opportunity: Crisis Recovery Cafes

South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust plans to develop two Mental Health Crisis Recovery Cafés within Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond and is currently tendering for a provider(s) of these cafés. South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust plans to develop two Mental Health Crisis Recovery Cafés

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