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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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Cheque this out – Fundraising for the St Aubyn Centre 24th August 2015 A cheque for an incredible £9,220.72 was presented by friends of Charlottle Cobbald (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 years.... Read more » See all News See all News
Annual Members Meeting 10th September 2015

Everyone, including members of the public are invited to our 2015 Annual Members Meeting (previously known as Annual Public Meeting) to share our achievements and improvements of the past year. We’ll be presenting our latest Annual Report as well as hopes and plans for the year ahead.

In honour of World Suicide Day, our keynote speaker from the Samaritans will talk about their services, including external training and their partnership with us. Trust staff will then give a talk on our suicide prevention strategies. This is an emotional topic and questions will be collected on cards and read out at the end of the Meeting.

Come along at 3pm to meet our teams in our Market Place as well as voluntary organisations who play an important partnership role with us. This is a great opportunity to also meet our governors who are hosting the event. Light refreshments will be available at this time.

The formal Meeting begins at 4.30pm and will finish by 7pm. Everyone is invited to the Annual Members Meeting. You do not necessarily have to be a member of the Trust to attend, so please feel free to bring along anyone else who you think may be interested.

To book a place for yourself or others, or if you have any questions, please email


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Following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Dr. Chuda Karki, a retired consultant psychiatrist from north Essex and currently a Governor of NEP was a member of a team of doctors who flew to Nepal to provide material aid and support the earthquake victims. Dr Karki worked with mental health colleagues in various units and hospitals in Kathmandu and established contact with other agencies to train existing health workers in psychosocial interventions and support existing mental health workers including psychiatrists and psychologists to meet the needs of those with Post Traumatic Disorders. Nepalese psychiatrists opened help desks to treat more serious cases of anxiety and depression.
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.