October 2019  

Dear [firstname]


Welcome to the fourth edition of Oxleas Engage. In this edition, find out how you can get involved through volunteering, taking part in local groups and sharing your views to help shape our new strategy. You can hear about last month's Annual Members’ Meeting and view the pictures from the event. Plus you can enjoy a wonderful short film called "This is me" and find out more about how to keep you and your family fit and active.


Jo Mant, Head of Stakeholder Engagement

email: jo.mant@nhs.net / t: 02038 715617

Twitter: @JoMant2


General membership enquiries: oxl-tr.foundationtrust@nhs.net / t: 0300 123 1541

Latest news

Help us shape a new 5 year strategy for Oxleas


A new 5 year strategy will help the trust thrive and deliver excellent patient care for the foreseeable future. If you use our services, we’d like you to join us on our journey, sharing your ideas and giving your views as we develop this strategy. Please do take part if you can by joining our Sounding Board (a group of people interested in helping us test our ideas by giving their views on new services, projects and plans).


If you’d like to join our Sounding Board, please let me know or update your details on our membership portal.


If you’d like to find out more about our strategy development programme, please visit our website.


Up & At ‘Em at The Valley


Our Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, presented Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) with a cheque for £106,000 on the pitch before Charlton’s recent home game at The Valley, for the Up & At 'Em and Early Intervention projects that they run with Oxleas. Read more here.


You can watch a short film which shows how such investments with CACT really change the lives of people using our Early Intervention in Psychosis and Older People's Mental Health services for the better.

This is me


Click on the image below to watch "This Is Me", a wonderful new short film produced at our Learning Disability Awareness Week 2019 sports day in Bexley, where people with learning disabilities share their likes, hobbies and what makes them happy.


Governor news

Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) and exhibitions


Over 100 people joined us for this year’s AMM and our exhibitions showcasing how you’ve been helping to shape our services and an introduction to our strategy development for the next 5 years. Click here to read more and view photos from the event.


Council of Governors’ Review 2019


Click on the image to find out what your governors have been doing over the last year.



Click here to find more information about your governors.

Look after your health



When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you.


Here's Jo's story


The ups and downs of depression and anxiety can sometimes really stop Jo in her tracks. For her, moving more isn’t as simple as just going to the gym. But finding other motivations for getting up and going, whether it’s playing with the grandkids or running after her dog Elsie, has given her a new lease on life and a meaningful reason to be active. Whether it’s a just quick walk or an hour at the park, she always finds herself lifted from where she was before.


Click on the image to view Jo's film.



Click here to find out how Jo gets moving and some resources you may find help you.



Stop smoking for 28 days and you're 5 times more likely to quit for good.


Click on the image below to find support and resources to help you quit smoking.


Get involved

Local help wanted to improve care facilities


We’re looking for members of the local community to be patient assessors, taking part in audits during October and November 2019 that will help us to improve our care environments for patients.


Our assessors will spend a day looking around our facilities and provide feedback from a patient perspective. Click here to find out more.

Latest volunteering opportunities


You can find all current Oxleas volunteering opportunities on our Jobs page. You can also see all the job vacancies at Oxleas here.


Spotlight on…voluntary car drivers

We urgently need voluntary car drivers to transport our elderly patients to appointments and therapy groups in the Greenwich and Bexley areas. Expenses will be paid. Please apply via this link.


For further information, please call Linda Sanders on 020 8836 8510/8511 or email lin.sanders@nhs.net

Share your views on Fibromyalgia  

Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group survey


Are you a Bromley resident?

Have you been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia or are you suffering the symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue and other discomfort?

If so Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear from you.


Click here to find out how you can share your views.

Christmas Concerts


Due to popular demand, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind will be holding two fundraising Christmas Concerts this year on Sunday, 1 December 2019 at Christ Church (United Reformed), Tudor Way, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1LH.


Click here to find out more.

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.


Click here to find out more.


WAY are one of our many associate members. You can find out about all associate members in our ‘Find help in your local community’ section below.

Find help in your local community


Click here to find a wide range of voluntary and community groups, charities and local organisations in your local community who may be able to help you.


You can also find out about opportunities to volunteer on their websites – take a look at their Get Involved, Jobs or Vacancies sections.

Our websites and social media


To find out more about us and what we do, please visit our websites, follow us on Twitter @OxleasNHS and Facebook and check out our YouTube channel.


Our websites:

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Bromley Health Visiting Service

Greenwich 0-19 Service

Headscape Bexley

HeadScape Greenwich

Young Carers

Queen Mary's, Sidcup

Contact us


Tobia Hill (membership), Jo Mant (Governors and membership) and Anne Marie Hudson (Governors)


We look after our members and Council of Governors.


You can contact us or call 0300 123 1541 about membership issues.


Want to contact a governor? Email oxl-tr.governors@nhs.net


If you want to find out more about becoming a governor, please contact Jo.

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