Jointly hosted by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) and The Forward Trust, this inaugural conference explores the evolving picture, impact and challenges relating to current drug misuse, including novel psychoactive substances.
The “Novel Drug Trends” conference offers an exciting programme with some nationally-renowned experts and a broad mix of speakers and topics, focusing on novel psychoactive substances.
With contributions from expert psychiatrists and psychologists from C&I and other health organisations, senior police and prison authorities, and service users, it is a must for anyone working in or interested in substance misuse services.
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.