Please join us for this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting at The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, NW1 1AT (near London King's Cross station) starting at 5:10pm on Thursday 18 October 2018.
It's the Trust's opportunity to update its members – staff, service users and wider public – about how we are performing clinically and financially. You will be able to hear about some of the Trust's key achievements in 2017/18 and find out more about the Trust's future plans and direction.
We are delighted that this year we will be joined by two guest speakers to talk about the mental health benefits from gardening, marking the Trust’s win of a “Feel Good” garden showcased this year at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower show and which is being located at our Highgate Mental Health Centre.
Our guest speakers are Dr Michael Dixon, NHS England’s National Clinical Lead for Social Prescription, and Matt Keightley, renowned garden designer who has devised our Highgate garden.
A selection of some of our services, teams and initiatives will be showcased in the Manby Gallery from 5:10pm when light refreshments and food will be available. The formal part of the business will be held in the Wellcome Auditorium from 5:45pm. The meeting is scheduled to finish just before 7:30pm.
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.