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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Tina Fisher - Advanced Practitioner in Eating Disorders>

Tina Fisher - Advanced Practitioner in Eating Disorders

I always thought I wanted to be a musician when I was young. My Dad was a musician, and my Mum was a nurse.…

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…

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…

Helena>

Helena

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

Helena loves her job as a Learning Disability Nurse…

Jamila>

Jamila

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

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…