Redbridge’s mental health trust to launch social media week

PUBLISHED: 17:03 11 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:16 11 October 2016

Goodmayes Hospital, where Nelft is based.

Goodmayes Hospital, where Nelft is based.


The borough’s mental health trust is hosting a week of lectures and workshops on how it can use social media online to better help its patients.

The North East London NHS Foundation Trust (Nelft), which runs Redbridge’s mental health services from Goodmayes Hospital in Barley Lane, will be holding a week of workshops and lectures on how the trust can better use online platforms to reach its patients.

Running October 24-28 at the trust’s Care City hub in Linton Road, Barking, guest speakers during the week include Jane Appleton, director of communications at NHS England and John Brouder, Nelft’s chief executive.

Nelft social media officer, Kyle Grieve said: “At Nelft, social media plays an important role in our communication strategy and we have seen an increase in both our staff and the public engaging with us through these platforms.

“Our aim for this week is to empower staff and stakeholders to utilise these digital platforms, both as an educational tool and a platform to raise awareness of our services to a wider audience.”

Anyone wishing to keep track of the week’s events can follow the hashtag #NELFTSoMeWeek on both Twitter and Facebook, where the trust’s social media team will be on hand to answer any questions.

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