Theatre outing for patients

Theatre outing for patients

The New Year for Ellern Mede patients able to venture out from hospital got off to a ‘Wicked’ start in London’s West End with a theatre trip organised by the Activities Team on Thursday 3 January. Twelve patients, ten from Ellern Mede Ridgeway and two from Ellern Mede...
Christmas cheer at Ellern Mede hospitals

Christmas cheer at Ellern Mede hospitals

Music makes the heart lighter, especially at Christmas so our patients were delighted when they had a sing-along performance from local musicians Dan and Joel with a selection of Christmas songs in our ‘Rainbow Lounge’ at Barnet. Around 40 of us gathered...
Christmas with an eating disorder

Christmas with an eating disorder

When an eating disorder is one of your guests at the table, a festival that’s focused on food can be tricky for everyone. But there are ways to cope.Ellern Mede Family Therapy team are always on hand for advice.  Here’s a few tips they would like to share this...
Don’t let mental ill health destroy your teenage years

Don’t let mental ill health destroy your teenage years

Left untreated, mental ill health robs thousands of young people of their teenage years, a recent study of 9,000 people by NHS Digital has found. The results show a  marked rise since the previous study done 13 years ago. Now 24% of girls between 17 and 19 report a...
Party time for Ellern Mede staff

Party time for Ellern Mede staff

Running a 24 hour hospital means getting all our staff together for a party is difficult, but being a friendly bunch we do our best. The 2018 festive party held on 26 November at N20 venue, North West London, was a treat that drew 130 of our staff together to build...
Labradors that bring happiness to patients

Labradors that bring happiness to patients

Patients and staff at Ellern Mede can echo the BBC’s November story about Selkie the Labrador’s amazing contribution to childrens’ happiness. We have Silke the Labrador (above) and her companion, Indie, who like Selkie, are not trained therapy dogs but have had a...