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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.

Trust to launch ‘Guardian Service’ where staff can discuss concerns 10th June 2016 A fully independent ‘Guardian Service’ is being launched for the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) where staff can discuss any matters relating to service users care and safety, whistleblowing, bullying and harassment, and work grievances in complete confidence.   Two ‘guardians’ will be available over the telephone on a 24/7 basis. The... Read more » See all News See all News
Board in Public July 2016 20th July 2016

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Celebrations for Armed Forces Day (25 June) begin on Monday 20 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country. This Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. The UK Armed Forces defend the UK and its interests. They are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism. Find out more about what they are doing at home and abroad by visiting the official sites of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. Visit to find out more about Armed Forces Day and what is going on near you. Image ©UK MOD Crown Copyright 2015
Most of us enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather but it can get too hot so be prepared. Take care of yourself, your family and your friends when the temperatures soar. Pets can suffer too in the heat so don't forget them. We at NEP want you to enjoy the summer so have provided a few helpful hints to help you avoid some of the health risks. Simple guidelines include drinking plenty of water (avoiding caffeinated drinks and alcohol), dress appropriately (sun screen, sun hat, sunglasses that have the proper filters), slow down and avoid heavy activity. Stay as cool as possible by staying in the coolest part of your home and be aware how hot cars can get. Keep windows exposed to the sun closed during the day and open at night when the temperature has dropped. If needed, cool your skin with water, slow down and rehydrate. A damp cloth on the back of your neck is helpful. It can be helpful to eat cold foods such as salads and fruit with a high water content.
NEP is a truly an exceptional place to work. Our current vacancies include: Specialist OT Band 6 (Colchester); Staff Nurse Band 5 (Chelmsford, Colchester CAMHS, Clacton, Epping); Senior HCA Band 3 (Chelmsford); Senior Community Nurse Band 6 (Harlow); Clinical/Counselling Psychologist Band 7 (Chelmsford); Trust CT1-3 level (Colchester, Harlow); Trust Grade ST4-6 level (Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping, Harlow); OT Band 5 (Colchester); Phsyiotherapist Band 6 (Chelmsford); Support Services Assistant Band 2 (Harlow); Community Nurse Band 5 ( Harlow, Loughton); Domestic and Kitchen Assistants Band 2 (Chelmsford); Assistant Psychologist Band 4 (Chelmsford). Don't forget our current incentive for Band 5 and Band 6 nurses.
If you are an adult, the One You is a 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.