August 2019  


 

Dear [firstname],

 

Welcome to the third edition of Oxleas Engage, your membership e-bulletin.

 

This edition includes your invitation to this year's Annual Members' Meeting and exhibitions. We hope you're able to join us.

 

We want to involve our members more in the work we do and one way for you to get more involved is by joining our new Sounding Board.

 

If you have any comments or suggestions about Oxleas Engage please send them to me.

 

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


Invitation to our Annual Members’ Meeting

 

You are invited to our Annual Members’ Meeting and Exhibitions - Our Strategy Launch and How You Help Shape Our Services.

 

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

3pm to 5.30pm

Charlton Athletic Football Club, The Millennium Suite, The Valley, Floyd Road, Charlton SE7 8BL

(click here for travel information)

 

Exhibitions and refreshments - To RSVP to this event, click here.

3pm to 4pm

 

Our strategy launch

Over the coming months, we are planning an exciting programme of events to develop the trust’s strategy. Find out more by joining us.

 

How you help shape our services

You can find out how people like you are helping to shape our services at Oxleas. We will showcase a range of service user involvement projects across the organisation. Come along to meet our staff who will talk you through our developments.

 

 

Annual Members' Meeting - To RSVP to this event, click here.

4pm to 5.30pm  

Our exhibitions will be followed by our Annual Members’ Meeting, including a review of the year 2018/19 and plans for the future.


And the results are...

 

Thank you to those who nominated staff for this year's Recognition Awards. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on 10 July 2019. You can view all the winners here and photos from the awards ceremony here.


Stephen flies the flag for male nurses

 

Oxleas' Stephen Jones recently featured in an article in The Guardian promoting nursing as a career for men. You can read the article by clicking on Stephen's image below.

 


Up & At 'Em project is a national award winner

 

The Up & At ‘Em mental health project for over 65s, run in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), has won a national award.

 

Click on the image below to find out more.

 


Raising awareness of learning disabilities in Bromley town centre

 

 

Bromley Adult Learning Disability (ALD) Team came together during Learning Disability Awareness Week in June to raise awareness of Learning Disabilities in the heart of Bromley town centre.

 

Representatives from therapies and nursing, along with members of Bromley ResearchNet, were in the Glades Shopping centre to offer advice and information to members of the public and those in retail about how making some very small, reasonable adjustments’ can have a big impact on the lives of those with a learning disability.

 

ResearchNet developed a ‘How You Can Help’ information flyer, which they took into shops and spoke about with staff and store managers, as well as members of the public.

 

The day proved a great success, with some positive interactions with retailers, security and members of the public. The ALD team and ResearchNet were really well received by the people they spoke with, chatting about their experiences and common interests and answering questions about ALD services, individual needs and experiences and how people can make reasonable adjustments.  


Free NHS Wi-Fi available now for patients and visitors

Click on the image below for more information.


Governor news


Meeting our communities

 

Thank you to everyone who came to say hello at the Greenwich Get Together and Armed Forces Day on 30th June in General Gordon Square, Woolwich. We hope you enjoyed the day.

 

Our children's services, governors Richard Diment, Fola Balogun and Yens Marsen-Luther and our Stakeholder Engagement team enjoyed meeting everyone. For the first time, we had colleagues from our Veterans workstream with us who were promoting the trust's work to support ex-military service personnel through accelerated access to services and work opportunities.


Look after your health


Fun activities to keep your family active  

 

Evidence shows that children and young people who are more active have more confidence, higher self-esteem, less anxiety and stress and better social skills – attributes that can help them deal with the challenges they face in daily life. Positive attitudes towards physical activity have also been associated with children being happier.

 

Find lots of fun things to do by clicking on this image.

 


How Are You?  

 

Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. Whether it's moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself – One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.

 

Search One You to take the health quiz - just click on the image below.

 


New free Apps from Good Thinking

 

My Possible Self : The Mental Health App has been clinically proven to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people living with stress, anxiety and low mood.

 

My Cognition: An NHS-accredited cognitive fitness programme that when used 15 minutes per day optimises your cognitive health so that you can get better at focusing, memorising, strategising and making accurate decisions faster.



 

Get involved


Join our Sounding Board

 

You can help us test our ideas by giving your views on new services, projects and plans in your borough.

 

If you're interested in participating, please let us know by logging into the membership portal or contact the membership team.


Latest volunteering opportunities

 

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


Take control of your membership information

 

Our new member portal enables you to review and update your membership information and preferences online. You can join our Sounding Board by selecting the option in the Involvement section.

 

To set-up your account, visit our membership portal.

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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.


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.

 

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Bromley Health Visiting Service

Greenwich 0-19 Service

HeadScape Bexley

HeadScape Greenwich

Young Carers

Queen Mary's, Sidcup


Contact us

Anne Marie Hudson (Governors) and Jo Mant (Governors and membership)

 

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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