On a special visit to mark Time to Talk Day 2019, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood, MP, heard about the work staff including psychologists are doing to help servicemen and women, many of whom are still suffering trauma - often years after they have left the armed forces.
Hundreds of people braved the cold and snowy weather on Friday 1 February to help celebrate the 10 year anniversary of ‘Loudest Whispers’ at St Pancras Hospital – part of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Quentin Huys is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with C&I’s Complex Depression, Anxiety and Trauma service, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research.
Here he explains the neurobiology of alcohol, and why it is so dangerous in the context of mental health.
Read this positive perspective from a service user on how they have been supported on the road to recovery by our Substance Misuse Services after two decades marked by addiction to cocaine and dangerous experimentation with "chemsex" drugs.