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NEP: The specialist mental health NHS Trust in North Essex

Welcome to the web site of the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP), the specialist mental health NHS Trust in North Essex.

We provide specialist mental health, substance misuse and social care services and support for over 17,000 individuals and their families in North Essex. Our services are for people of all ages and local people are involved in the planning and delivery of services. The Trust is committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect.


The Trust is currently recruiting for nurses and various other clinical positions.

Visit our Working With Us page for current vacancies at NEP.

World Mental Health Day 2016 26th September 2016 Monday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) will be raising awareness of mental illness and inviting people to get involved with its campaign to “Sweep away stigma.” Staff and volunteers from NEP will be outside Barclays Bank, Chelmsford High Street from 10am – 4pm on... Read more » See all News See all News
Council of Governors in Public October 2016 4th October 2016

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Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. The number of people with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and other types of dementia, is set to double over the next 30 years. Research offers hope. It is only through research that we can understand what causes the disease, develop effective treatments, improve care and hopefully one day find a cure. But for research to progress we need more people to take part in more studies. Our knowledge of dementia currently lags behind that of other major conditions, such as cancer or heart disease. We have to close this gap. Why not sign up to 'Join dementia research' to find out what research you could take part in. The service is aimed at people with dementia and their carers, but anyone with and without dementia over the age of 18 can sign up and people can register on behalf of someone else. You can register your interest by providing a small amount of personal information Researchers looking for volunteers will provide information on their research and eligibility requirements. The service then compares and matches your information with those studies. As a volunteer, you will be able to see the studies you are potentially matched to, and highlight those of particular interest to you. To find out more click here, or to watch a short video click here
Smoking damages your body in many ways. From the day-to-day effects on your heart and your breathing, to longer-term smoking-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer and stroke. Your smoke can harm your family's health, too. No matter how long you've smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away. Quitting is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health and those around you who inhale second hand smoke. As soon as you stop smoking you'll see the benefits to your everyday life, health and wallet. You'll see the benefits really quickly once you stub out that last cigarette. Your breathing and general fitness will improve, your skin will look better and your sense of taste will return. Quitting smoking is not only good for your health, it's really good for your wallet. Smoking is expensive and it all adds up. On average, most people who quit save around £250 each month. What else could you spend that money on?
Our job of the week is Social Worker! For social workers it is an exciting time in NEP as locally we invest in the development of social work posts and nationally, as we play a lead role in progressing the ‘Think Ahead’ initiative. The Specialist Psychosis Team is for people being referred to NEP’s secondary mental health services. It is a multidisciplinary team which offers routine and crisis input under CPA, a range of interventions. As a front line team, you will encounter a wide range of client presentations in this energetic and enthusiastic team. This post will involve the social work role with assessment of carer support needs, and implementing the personalisation agenda through assessments of eligibility for Self-Directed Support. Part of this role is ensuring that there is a high level of care for people living within the residential and supported housing projects. A working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and the mental health Act 1983 amended 2007 is required. The successful candidate will work as a Social Worker in the specialist psychosis team, providing high quality assessment and intervention to adults with mental health problems, promoting recovery and independence, using Mental Health care clusters to identify appropriate pathways for treatment plans with service users.
Visit the One You campaign that will inform, energise and engage you to make changes to improve your health across seven key behaviours. NEP is proud to promote this campaign as we understand the value of the connection between physical and mental well-being. Take the online quiz for a quick self assessment to see where you are and then find out what changes you can make. The seven key behaviours are: moving more, quitting smoking, drinking less, eating well, checking yourself, reducing stress and sleeping better. Your health is important!
The North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Funds - 1053509 - is a registered charity supporting the work of the Trust, helping its patients and their families during their time in the Trust's services. Our staff organise a wide range of fundraising activities to raise money for various projects. Recent projects include relaxation packs, Christmas parties, new doors and pictures. Donate to NEP and help our patients enjoy their stay with us.
This website provides young people information on health and well being, sexual health, relationships and mental health.