“I love working at C&I and the Home Treatment Team is such a great team to be a part of!” explains Olivia Hull, Occupational Therapist in the Home Treatment Team, Services for Ageing and Mental Health who has been crowned our latest Star of the Month.
On 5 December, C&I staff and service users were invited to speak at a national NHS Elect conference on the positive impact of using authentic and total co-production and co-delivery on an Induction project.
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.