Around 400 art lovers visited Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) last Friday (2 February) to enjoy an exuberant display of artwork to mark the start of National Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) History Month.
During the closing event of The Sewing Circle exhibition at St Pancras Hospital, guests were treated to a premiere screening of Anna Bowman's new film, RETHREAD, about the art and artists involved in the exhibition.
C&I's five-year programme to enhance the life of those with psychosis has won the "Innovation in Mental Health" category of the Health Business 2017 awards. The programme is pioneering the integration of physical and mental health care.
For more than seven years, C&I and Arsenal Football Club’s “Arsenal in the Community” programme have worked closely to support service users with complex mental health issues maintain an active life through football.
Delegates from the Western Balkans Hearing Voices Network, a group who support people who hear voices or see visions, recently visited the Recovery College to learn about their innovative projects and how co-production is embedded into their practice.
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.