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About us

AWP provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the South West.

We employ over 5,000 dedicated members of staff working in approximately 150 teams.

Deliver services from more than 90 locations, across a geographical region of 2,200 miles

Serve a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

AWP is a partner in two Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). We work closely with our partners across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICS and the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICS to meet the health and care needs of the local populations.

The organisations that make up an ICS – including commissioners, local authorities, hospitals and community services – take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering care and improving the health of the population.

The benefits of partnership working have been highlighted by health and care systems working together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with NHS Trusts, GPs, councils, care homes and others joining forces to meet local people's needs.  

Integrated Care Systems have allowed organisations to work together and co-ordinate services more closely, to make real, practical improvements to people's lives. For staff, improved collaboration can help to make it easier to work with colleagues from other organisations, and systems can better understand data about local people's health, allowing them to provide care that is tailored to individual needs.

AWP operates as three Divisions and a set of Corporate Directorates:

  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Division.
  • Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Division.
  • Specialised, Secure and CAMHS (SSC) Division.
  • Corporate (including the Medical Directorate, Nursing Directorate, Human Resources Directorate, Finance Directorate, Operations Directorate and the Chief Executive’s Team).

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