The National Institute for Health Research has launched the annual 2018/19 Patient Research Experience Survey. The survey asks about the experience of people who have recently participated in research studies.
A study led by Professor Sonia Johnson, Consultant Psychiatrist from the Trust’s Islington Early Intervention Service, has shown that providing peer support to people who have recently left acute mental health care reduces the chances of their re-admission.
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.