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2014 Council of Governor by-elections
A number of vacancies have arisen within our service user and staff constituencies and we will shortly be holding by-elections to fill these vacancies. Contests will be held for two service user Governor vacancies and one staff Governor vacancy. We would like to encourage all service users and staff members who are interested becoming a Governor to put themselves forward as candidates.
Please click here for more information.
Please click here to read the Notice of Election.
Please click here for the nomination form
Please click here for intructions on how to complete the nomination form
Please note that your nomination must be received by no later than 5pm on 12 August 2014.
Safe staffing data for June 2014 is now available
In line with national guidance C&I will be publishing its monthly staff data under the safe staffing initiative. These figures relate to all in-patient wards and therefore includes information only with regards to our two inpatient sites: St Pancras Hospital and Highgate Mental Health Centre.
The data will be available on the 8th of the month for the preceding month. We welcome continued comment and feedback on these, please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more please click here.
Service users' artwork displayed at Hampstead School of Art
"My art gives me motivation and a purpose to life. It made me feel happy to have my work exhibited."
C&I's service users from Isledon Road Mental Health Resource Centre in Islington will have their artwork displayed at Hampstead School of Art between 14 - 28 July.
The Community Mental Health Service is working with the SMart Network, a charity which promotes the rehabilitation of socially marginalised people through the medium of art, and they teamed up to showcase the work which had been produced by those on their road to recovery.
A service user who wished to remain anonymous said, "I felt proud to have a piece chosen for the exhibition, it gave me a boost."
Another explained, "My confidence was lifted and I have enjoyed the opportunity to show my work off! I may try and have my own exhibition or go to a college course to improve my skills."
The service users have access to the Creativity Centre services provided by The Resource Centre as part of their personal development and recovery.
The Creativity Centre was one of the first services designed and led by service users working closely with staff in the Trust.
The main focus is on the exploration of art materials, the enjoyment and relaxation, which it can bring from engaging with different materials such as paint and clay.
There are a number of artists at the Centre who come from varying backgrounds and being able to express themselves and use their creativity has had a profound effect on their lives.
One member said, "My world was once dark and bleak and is now bursting with vibrancy and colour and an inner vision that has thus far eluded me. Now life is a rebirth, it has brought about a sense of being a child, experiencing everything for the first time again wow."
The exhibition is free and will be held at Hampstead School of Art which is located at 19-21 Kidderpore Avenue, London, NW3 7ST. Please click here for more information.