C&I’s family fun open day

Your local mental health trust is hosting their third annual open day on Sunday 13 September at St Pancras Gardens between 11am – 4pm.

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I), which provides mental health and substance misuse services across the borough, will have a range of free family friendly activities to get involved with.

These include having a bouncy castle, archery, face painting, Bollywood dance workshops, a live band and much more.

There is something for everyone.

Tariq Knight, who starred on BBC 1’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, will be conjuring up some magic.

Whilst local officers from the south neighbourhood policing team at Camden and mounted branch officers, along with the fire service will join us too.

PC Stuart Douglas from the neighbourhood policing team in Camden said, "As the local ward officer I am really pleased to be taking part in this event.  Mental Health issues are something that will touch on most of our lives and are something that, as a police officer, I encounter on a daily basis. It is important that we work with our partners to increase understanding and break down any barriers around mental health."

There will also be a tour of the gallery at St Pancras Hospital which has artwork produced by veterans to raise awareness of the struggles they face during war and the value of the arts as a therapeutic and healing form of practice.

You can ask the Trust’s experts questions you may have about your wellbeing and explore the stalls which explain a bit about the services at C&I.

Bring family and friends and find out more about your local NHS trust.

C&I's Chief Executive Wendy Wallace said, “We look forward to helping our local community understand that we are here for them. We want to show them what we do, what services we provide and how we can support them. We welcome staff,service users and the general public to enjoy the free activities we have on offer and take away a better understanding of wellbeing and mental health."

Leisha Fullick, Chair of the Trust said, “We look forward to having people from the local community join us for our open day. We want to help build an understanding about mental health in our community and let people know what resources are available to them. The day is for families to come along, enjoy the free activities and get thinking about their health and wellbeing.”



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