A 24-hour round the clock “crisis call line” will be available from 20 July 2015 to help patients and stakeholders access the right help in a mental health crisis more effectively.
There will also be line for the Camden and Islington Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams.
A £750,000 capital grant from the Nursing Technology Fund (NTF) will allow the Trust to buy state of the art technology such as i-pads, laptops and software which will give patients a speedier, more reliable service and allow them more time with their nurses and health care professionals. The grant is the largest allocation to any mental health trust in London.
The anniversary of 7 July bombings may cause “an upsurge of symptoms” for those who were left traumatised after the incident, mental health experts have warned.
After the series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system there was an increase in referrals for people with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The trust has been shortlisted for Improving Staff Experience for its Change and Inspire Health and Wellbeing Programme in this year’s prestigious Nursing Times Awards.
The nomination recognises the work we are doing to provide staff with the ability to lead healthier lifestyles through structured initiatives which are designed to encourage better diet and healthier eating, increased physical activity, and better mental health.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) is delighted that after its successful pilot across five GP Practices, Islington CCG has commissioned a full primary care mental health service for the whole Borough. The roll out will begin in three GP practices in South Islington, and it’s hoped the service will be available to all practices by the end of the year.
It’s Mental Health Awareness week and the theme for this year is Mindfulness. Being aware of our thoughts and feelings as they happen can be beneficial as it allows us to address negative thoughts and feelings before they begin to impact our wellbeing. Good mental health needs to be everyones priority, let us know what you're doing to support MHAW15. Tweet us @ci_nhs.
Colin Plant, Director of Integrated Care will be retiring and leaving the Trust in early July, after 13 years of dedicated service to the Trust. He has many fond memories of working here but is looking forward to the next chapter in his life and being able to spend more time with his young son.
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.