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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.

As a high performing specialist provider we have much to offer both in terms of excellent specialist services and as a contributor to integrated care pathways for mental and physical health.

In this site you can read about our work, including our award winning ‘Veterans First’ service for ex-service men and women, our leading role in research into dementia and our nationally recognised ‘in patient’ centre for young people.  We are always working to improve our care so why not ‘bookmark’ this page and visit often to see what we are doing.

Also we would like to hear your thoughts about the site and contents. In particular is there information you would like which you can’t find; what do you think of the style. Please e-mail us at with your thoughts.

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It’s not what you do – it’s the way that you do it 1st October 2015 Positive effects of compassion in the treatment of psychological problems using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) have been revealed in research done by Dr Syd Hiskey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP).  Testing out ideas and strategies generated in psychological therapy sessions is a common feature of many talking treatments.... Read more » See all News See all News
Free members meeting in Suffolk 16th November 2015

Come along and find out about caring for carers (in the older people services) and our Health Outreach Team based in Ipswich.

It’s on Monday 16 November. Doors open at 1.30pm for tea and coffee and informal chatting. Meeting starts at 2pm with introduction by Clive White, Lead Governor. Then find out about caring for the carers (in the older people services) by our Clinical Manager, Denise Cracknell. After Denise will come an interesting talk on our Health Outreach team which provides services to the most marginalised groups of society.

It’s in the Council Chamber, Ipswich Town Hall and Corn Exchange, Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH.

If you’re interested or have any questions please email

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A cheque for an incredible £9,220.72 was presented by friends of Charlottle Cobald (Charley’s Angels) to the St Aubyn Centre in Colchester on Wednesday 19 August 2015. Charlotte who sadly died in 2014 was treated at the St Aubyn Centre, a specialist mental health unit for children and young people aged up to 18. A further £1,400.00 was raised independently in the past year by another member of Charley’s Angels. Their fundraising activities have included: Sky diving, Cake baking, Barn dancing and Sheep dash. Charley’s Angels have campaigned in their colleges and in their local communities raising awareness of mental illness.
The King’s Fund has launched An alternative guide to mental health care in England. This short animation is designed to help people understand mental health services in England and how they integrate with physical health, social care and other public services. It also reminds viewers of the importance of co-designing all health and care services to meet physical and mental health needs - and how all health professionals have a part to play in helping people get the right support at the right time. Released to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October, the animation was produced with valuable input from experts by experience, mental health professionals and mental health charities. To watch the video, please visit:
North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust is a truly exceptional place to work. Whatever your role within the Trust, you will contribute to ensuring that our service users and carers receive high quality, safe and effective services. We are a values driven organisation with a strong reputation for innovation and excellence evidenced by its investment in the education and training of staff, and was recently accredited as a Practice Development Unit through Bournemouth University. We have recently redesigned our community services into a more effective and adaptable system for which we have won national validation from Bournemouth University. We are one of the leading research Trusts outside of London, and are proud of our brilliant staff some of whom are recognised nationally and internationally. We have a number of great opportunities in different roles, across the Essex area.
#icare Colchester, part of the Big Lottery ‘Well-being in the East’ portfolio managed by Enable East, is helping Colchester to improve its mental health and well-being.
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.
Our new strategy needs to be broad enough to cope with changing events but detailed enough to provide overall direction and aid planning and decision making. It needs to contain strategic principles & objectives which can be shared with and owned by everyone.