We believe that HPFT is a great place to work, offering exciting opportunities and a great working environment. But don’t just take our word for it. Read these testimonials from our staff.

Bina Jumnoodoo – Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality>

Bina Jumnoodoo – Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality

For me, being a mental health nurse provides a unique opportunity to show empathy and understanding by spending quality time with people who may…

Aysha Alam - Ward Manager>

Aysha Alam - Ward Manager

Aysha Alam

Aysha is a psychiatric nurse currently working as a ward manager on a female mental health inpatient ward. This involves attending meetings, making…

Ayo Ayeni - Physical Health Nurse>

Ayo Ayeni - Physical Health Nurse

The role of a physical health nurse in a mental health setting cannot be over emphasised due to the inter-connectivity between mental health and…

Andrew - Physical Health Nurse>

Andrew - Physical Health Nurse

Andrew is a Physical Health Nurse in the Physical Health Team

Andrew Physical Health Nurse

Andrew chose to be a physical health nurse working with service users who…

Conor - Physical Health Nurse>

Conor - Physical Health Nurse

Conor is a Physical Health Nurse working in Forensics.

Connor Physical health Nurse

When Conor was 16, his older brother was involved in a road traffic accident where…

Wendy Allam - Non-Medical Prescriber and Clinical Matron>

Wendy Allam - Non-Medical Prescriber and Clinical Matron

I’m as proud to be a Mental Health Nurse today, as I was 22 years ago, when I joined the NMC register. There has…

Georgia – Physical Health Team Nurse>

Georgia – Physical Health Team Nurse

Georgia is a physical health team nurse and previously worked as a charge nurse on the Acute Assessment Unit.

Georgia Physical Health Team Nurse

During her role as a…

Tina Fisher - Clinical Lead Nurse>

Tina Fisher - Clinical Lead Nurse

Tina is a lead clinical nurse working for HPFT. Her role involves assessing new mental health nurses for the team. Previously, Tina worked as…

Sara – Staff Nurse on the Mother and Baby Unit>

Sara – Staff Nurse on the Mother and Baby Unit

Sara previously worked as a learning disability nurse and decided to branch out into mental health nursing. She loves her role on the…

Katie Varley - Preceptorship>

Katie Varley - Preceptorship

My journey into mental health nursing began many years before I began my studies and career. I was a young teen when I first…



Learning disability Nursing - “The beauty of this job is that every day is different”  

Helena loves her job as a Learning Disability Nurse…

Charity Chitauro>

Charity Chitauro

Charity Chitauro is an Interim Modern Matron at the Eric Shepherd Forensic Services and began her career at HPFT in 2003.

Tell us a…

Karen Hastings>

Karen Hastings

What motivated you to become a social worker?

I came into social work via social care. I am a trained artist and wanted to…

Joy Rickard>

Joy Rickard

How did you get into working in mental health? I’d always had a passion for supporting people with mental health challenges, following some personal…

Adebanke Ojedapo-Adeyemo>

Adebanke Ojedapo-Adeyemo

“I love older people.  I like to put a smile back on their faces”

Adebanke Ojedapo-Adeyemo, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Specialist mental Health Team for…

Ian Costello>

Ian Costello

“The Nursing Associate programme is opening up so many doors”
Former Health Care Assistant, Ian Costello, talks about this exciting course.

Ian Costello spent 15…

Moses Mburu>

Moses Mburu

“A great leader is one who creates leaders and helps others to improve”

Moses Mburu, Team Leader at the Trust’s Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit…

Vienna Marcial - Team Leader>

Vienna Marcial - Team Leader

Mental health nursing is rewarding and challenging at the same time. Every day brings in a learning opportunity with some special moments, especially when…

Lauren Caruana - Nursing Associate to Registered Mental Health Nurse>

Lauren Caruana - Nursing Associate to Registered Mental Health Nurse

I started my Nursing Associate journey in 2017 in the first cohort for HPFT. It felt overwhelming at times when in class, as it…

Jessica Kershaw - Community Psychiatric Nurse>

Jessica Kershaw - Community Psychiatric Nurse

 I work as a mental health nurse for the PATH Early Intervention in Psychosis service, who provide a specialist support and treatment pathway…



Meet Jamila, a newly qualified Learning Disabilities Nurse who has been working at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust for several months, after…

Lauren Dennis - Interim Nurse Consultant (PATH)>

Lauren Dennis - Interim Nurse Consultant (PATH)

I am the Interim Nurse Consultant in Hertfordshire’s Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, PATH.

PATH (Psychosis: Prevention, Assessment & Treatment in Hertfordshire) works with…

Sharon - Charge Nurse on Wren Ward>

Sharon - Charge Nurse on Wren Ward

Sharon Charge Nurse

Sharon joined HPFT in 2002 and supports people the functional frail. This involves looking after people who come in with mental health problems…