Publish date: 21 December 2023

To: All colleagues in Mental Health Care Division

We wanted to write to both acknowledge and thank you for all the efforts from you and your team this calendar year. It has certainly thrown up many challenges which teams and individuals have adapted well to. In addition, many teams have only recently been brought together under new managers and to continue our business in the way in which you have is a real credit to you all.

There is no doubt that the next few weeks and months will be difficult and we do not under estimate the impact this has on you as our staff members. Whilst we navigate the challenges together, we would like to remind everyone to be patient with each other and more importantly, be kind. Let us take time over the festive period to have some necessary rest when we can and to appreciate those staff who remain in work and on call to support our service users.

Thank you for all your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Donna Robinson, Divisional Director of Mental Health/Director of Mental Health Care

Anna Richman, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health Care Division

Kuben Naidoo, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health Care Division


See the attached document for the letter.