BODY WORLDS London and Camden and Islington NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust (C&I) are delighted to announce a new partnership to launch Mental Health Matters, an initiative designed to raise awareness, increase understanding and educate the general public on the importance of mental health.
“I enjoy everything about my role and the supportive team I work with and to receive this award was completely unexpected – thank you so much for this lovely recognition!” said Brigid Hamilton, a C&I Blood Borne Virus Clinical Nurse who was presented with our latest Star of the Month award for April.
The Trust's significant success in developing an innovative Physical Heath Screening Tool to assess service users' physical health has been showcased at this year's annual conference organised by the European Psychiatric Association.
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.