Owning a pet can be a great source of companionship and comfort for people at any age – but with evidence showing that having a pet can improve mood, health and reduce social isolation, these benefits can particularly make an impact on the lives of older people.
More than 400 people attended the annual Loudest Whispers exhibition launch at St Pancras Hospital on Friday 7 February, with this year’s theme: ‘A Midwinter Night’s Dream’ as part of the 2020 LGBT+ History Month celebrations.
We are delighted to officially open our new Place of Safety at Highgate Mental Health Centre. Designed with the help of service users, this new state-of-the-art facility will significantly improve the experience of people coming into contact with the mental health system through local police.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust features in a very positive article in The Guardian about the Camden Work and Wellbeing Service. It followed an event in December that celebrated the second anniversary of CWaW and its recent successes.
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.