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I'm Mark Yates, Chair of Herefordshire and Mark yates portraitWorcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Each month we produce 'Connect', a newsletter sharing exciting news and updates from our services across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

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Useful contacts

  • Urgent mental health helpline – 0808 196 9127 (free phone 24 hrs a day 365 days a year)

Available 24/7 our urgent helpline supports people of all ages experiencing a mental health crisis/emergency.

Provides a range of help, support and treatment for those of use experiencing things like stress, worry, anxiety or low mood.

If you live in Worcestershire and think you need physio support you can use our self-referral form on our website.

Our CAMHS website has lots of information and links to a range of teams and resources which support a child/family experiencing mental health difficulties.


May 2022

Pictured Tanya Knibbs and Melanie Palfrey

Welcome to May’s edition of Connect, our monthly e-newsletter keeping you updated on news and developments from across Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

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April 2022

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This month we thank our staff, not just for the huge commitment shown over the last 2 years, but for the ongoing efforts being demonstrated across our services to meet the high demands we continue to face.

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March 2022

Robert Mackie, Mike Taylor, Clare McFaden and Sarah Simmons in Meadow Ward Garden

All of our thoughts are with those affected by the events in Ukraine which have dominated the news agenda over the last couple of weeks.

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January 2022

Moor street clinic opening

Welcome to the next edition of Connect, our monthly update covering key news and developments from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

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December 2021

Staff with Galliford Try contractors at Stonebow Unit

It was recently announced that the Trust has been recognised as one of the most ‘consistently high performing’ NHS organisations in the country as part of an NHS England review.

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November 2021

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As October draws to a close, I would like thank colleagues from across the region who have delivered a commendable line up of events and activities to mark Black History Month.

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October 2021

The past year and a half has presented challenges never before seen in the history of the NHS. The pandemic has commanded skill, determination, compassion and resilience from our staff, whom have graciously adapted to new ways of working and maintained the safe delivery of our services.

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September 2021

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This week has been national Pride in the NHS Week, an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT+ community in the NHS and beyond.

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