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North Essex Partnership: The specialist mental health NHS Trust in North Essex

Welcome to the website of 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. We are committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Visit our Working With Us page for our current vacancies and our lease car offer for Band 5 and Band 6 nurses.

Diversity Network at NEP 8th February 2017 An equality and diversity network for all staff at North Essex Partnership (NEP) was launched on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at the Trust Headquarters in Chelmsford. The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Patricia Hughes and Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, DBE CBE FRCN, were special guests. Professor Anionwu gave an inspiring talk about her childhood, growing up... Read more » See all News See all News
Proposed Merger Update between NEP and SEPT meeting 3rd March 2017

We are holding a public meeting for our members and the public to find out the latest details on the proposed merger between North Essex Partnership (NEP) and South Essex Partnership (SEPT). NEP Chair, Chris Paveley, along with the local public governors will give a brief update on the current status of the proposed merger. There will be plenty of time for questions.

To attend, please email

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A new campaign that highlights the surprising amount of sugar, saturated fat and salt found in everyday food and drink has been launched to encourage parents to ‘Be Food Smart’ and take control of their children’s diet. Without realising it, we are all eating too much sugar, saturated fat and salt. Over time this can lead to harmful changes on the inside and increases the risk of serious diseases in the future. Childhood obesity is a growing issue with figures showing that in England, more than 1 in 4 children aged 4-to 5-years-old and more than 1 in 3 children aged 10 and 11-years-old are overweight or obese. The Be Food Smart campaign empowers families to take control of their diet by making healthier food and drink choices. The free app works by scanning the barcode of products, revealing the total sugar, saturated fat and salt inside and providing hints and tips adults plus fun food detectives activities for kids.. The Be Food Smart app is available from the iTunes store or Google Play. Search Change4Life for more information.
If you are worried about your drinking, take a look at ECC's online tool Don’t bottle it up (DBIU). It's an innovative alcohol screening, advice, intervention and referral website. You can find out if your drinking is at a risky level, make a personalised plan to reduce your drinking and find local support. Check your risk level by visiting: Some handy tips: Buy your own drinks; Don’t go hungry; Have a lower-strength drink; Throw in some non-alcoholic drinks; Make plans for the next morning.
Our vacancies this week include: Art psychotherapist - Braintree; inpatient staff nurse band 5 - trustwide excluding Colchester; physiotherapist band 6 - Clacton and Colchester; occupational therapist band 6 - Epping; locum specialty register (LAS-Higher) - trustwide and fixed term; healthcare assistants band 2 and 3 - trustwide, older adults, bank staff; charge nurse band 6 - Chelmsford; substance misuse nurse band 5 - Harlow; associate practitioner band 4 - Chelmsford. For these vacancies and more visit our Working With Us page
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.