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.
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.