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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

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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.
NEP is backing a new campaign to empower patients and encourage engagement in clinical research. The “It’s OK to ask” campaign launches on International Clinical Trials Day (20 May) and is aimed at encouraging patients and their carers to ask their doctors about clinical research and whether it is right for them. NIHR wants to empower patients to start conversations about research if they want to. To show your support, we are asking you to take a picture of yourself with the “OK to ask” campaign badge and Tweet it to @OfficialNIHR with the hashtag #NIHRoktoask and email it to
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.