Participants from Arsenal in the Community mental health scheme travelled to Merseyside for a trip to remember when Arsenal’s players played Everton in the Community in a special five-a-side match. - 7 January 2017
The Met Office has issued a cold weather alert for areas including London and the South East with temperatures dropping until Sunday. There is a high chance of heavy snow on Thursday afternoon, carrying on into the evening, with icy conditions from Friday onwards.
A national study led by a psychiatrist at Camden and Islington NHS Trust and involving GPs across Camden and Islington, is underway to understand which patients would benefit from being prescribed anti-depressants and which might be better off without.
Congratulations to the managers and staff of the Islington Crisis Resolution Team and the North Camden Crisis Resolution Team who have been endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatry under the Home Treatment Accreditation Scheme.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust is working with local partners including Healthwatch Camden and Healthwatch Islington, to improve equality across health organisations in both boroughs, and we would like your help.
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 020 3317 6333 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.