Membership is one of the main ways for service users, staff and members of the public to get involved with the Trust and have their say on how we run our services.
Members receive regular updates on developments at the Trust and are invited to events, talks and community days, which provide and engaging insight into what we do. The Trust and its Governors will also ask members for their views on particular issues and there are occasional prizes to be won for those who tell us what they think. Members are also eligible for Health Service Discounts.
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.