Your local mental health trust is hosting their third annual open day on Sunday 13 September at St Pancras Gardens between 11am – 4pm. Tariq Knight, who starred on BBC 1’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, will be conjuring up some magic and we'll have a bouncy castle, archery, face painting, Bollywood dance workshops, a live band and much more. Don't forget to join us!
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust along will all the other mental health Trusts in London have developed a Mental Health Fact Book.
It is the first publication of its kind. It is designed to provide accurate information about mental health in London and has been developed by the Cavendish Square Group, a collaboration of the 10 London Trusts responsible for mental health services.
Our iCope team - who provide psychological treatments and therapies for people with mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression - have been shortlisted for Innovation in Mental Health and Primary Care in The National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2015.
A 24-hour round the clock “crisis call line” will be available from 20 July 2015 to help patients and stakeholders access the right help in a mental health crisis more effectively.
There will also be line for the Camden and Islington Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams.
A £750,000 capital grant from the Nursing Technology Fund (NTF) will allow the Trust to buy state of the art technology such as i-pads, laptops and software which will give patients a speedier, more reliable service and allow them more time with their nurses and health care professionals. The grant is the largest allocation to any mental health trust in London.
The anniversary of 7 July bombings may cause “an upsurge of symptoms” for those who were left traumatised after the incident, mental health experts have warned.
After the series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system there was an increase in referrals for people with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).