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Taking care of your mental health

Taking care of your mental health is more important than ever during the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust is here to help. If you need support with your mental health try one of these services:
 
Islington
 
iCope Islington is the local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT). We offer talking therapy to people with common mental health problems like anxiety or depression. We offer telephone or video sessions - individual therapy, groups, workshops, online treatment and have designed some specific rapid-access and brief therapies to help people cope with the immediate impact of Covid-19. Please visit www.icope.nhs.uk for full details including an online self-referral portal or you can call 020 3317 7252.
 
Islington Practice Based Mental Health is a team of mental health professionals providing specialist mental health assessments to adults (17½ years and over) who are registered with an Islington GP practice, and who are experiencing significant mental health problems that affect their functioning. The team can help in a number of ways: 
  • We may invite you to meet with us face-to-face, sometimes along with your GP 
  • We may invite you to have a telephone consultation 
  • We may give advice to your GP about what could be a useful next step for you, for example getting linked in with community activities run by a local community organisations and charities.
If you are struggling to cope at this time, please ask your GP or other professional (for example, your social worker or housing officer) to refer you to the service.
 
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, first contact your GP and ask for an urgent appointment.  If you do not feel that you can wait to see your GP then please contact the C&I Crisis Single Point of Access on Freephone 0800 917 3333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please don’t go to local emergency departments unless there is an urgent medical reason to do so. If you need be seen urgently, the crisis single point of access will direct you to our Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service at St Pancras Hospital.  
 
 
Camden
 
iCope Camden is the local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT). We offer talking therapy to people with common mental health problems like anxiety or depression. We offer telephone or video sessions - individual therapy, groups, workshops, online treatment and have designed some specific rapid-access and brief therapies to help people cope with the immediate impact of Covid-19. Please visit www.icope.nhs.uk for full details including an online self-referral portal or you can call  020 3317 6670.
 
Camden Primary Care Mental Health Network is a team of professionals providing specialist mental health assessments and interventions to adults (18 years and over) who are registered with a Camden GP practice, and who are experiencing significant mental health problems that affect their functioning.  
 
We can help in a number of ways: 
  • We may invite you to meet with us face-to-face.  
  • We may invite you to have a telephone consultation 
  • We may give advice to your GP about what could be a useful next step for you, for example getting linked in with community activities run by a local community organisations and charities.
  • We may provide a brief follow up to help you at this time. This may involve a brief psychiatric, psychological or social prescribing intervention. 
We accept referrals directly from GPs and other professionals (for example, your social worker or housing officer). If you are struggling to cope at this time, please ask your GP to refer you to the service.
 
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis first contact your GP and ask for an urgent appointment.  If you do not feel that you can wait to see your GP then please contact the C&I Crisis Single Point of Access on Freephone 0800 917 3333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please don’t  go to local emergency departments  unless there is an urgent medical reason to do so. If you need be seen urgently the  crisis single point of access will direct you to our Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service  at St Pancras Hospital.  
 

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