Welcome to NELFTtalks, our new blog

Read the latest NELFTtalks blogs from our stakeholders where they will be sharing their views on recent developments at NELFT and sharing advice on a range of topics.



Heather Lloyd, a community mental health nurse from NELFT Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service is currently working with the Porchlight Adolescent Wellbeing Service (PAWS) - a service for young people and their families living in Thanet. Here Heather tells us more about her work with the team and the difference it is making in the area. 

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Surviving After Suicide - Deborah Wickens' story

In the Christmas of 2008, John Wickens sadly took his own life in Stratford, leaving his family and his wife Deborah ‘Debbie’ Wickens behind. Today, as part of World Suicide Prevention Day, Debbie shares her story with us about:

  • How she cared for John through his struggles
  • How her life has changed since that fateful day
  • How she uses her experiences to support her patients within NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
  • Her plans to mark the 10 year anniversary. 
Read Surviving After Suicide - Deborah Wickens' story…
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