Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) is playing a central role in responding to the coronavirus outbreak by providing essential mental health care to residents of Camden and Islington and Kingston. In our communities, many people are now battling the symptoms of COVID-19.
The impact on mental health is clear. This crisis will affect us all for a long time to come. C&I has launched this appeal to ask you to show your support for the dedicated NHS Staff fighting this deadly illness.
We are working hard to keep our service users safe, in conditions that we couldn't have imagined only a few weeks ago.
Please help us show appreciation to our staff for their dedication to our service users during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please click here to donate. We will use the proceeds to fund little extras for colleagues such as books, videos and baskets of fruit to help them to unwind after working long, anti-social hours in often extremely difficult and stressful circumstances.
Your donation will make a difference to our teams who are caring for some of the most vulnerable members of society. We are hugely grateful for any donation you can make, however small.
We are also now starting to accept applications from service users for grants from the charity. We have put together Apply for a charitable grant You will also find the grant application form at the end of the document.
If you would like any additional support or guidance please contact the Chair of the Charity Working Group (CWG) at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07786 334474.
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.