A 24-hour round the clock “crisis call line” will be available from 20 July 2015 to help patients and stakeholders access the right help in a mental health crisis more effectively.
There will also be line for the Camden and Islington Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams.
A £750,000 capital grant from the Nursing Technology Fund (NTF) will allow the Trust to buy state of the art technology such as i-pads, laptops and software which will give patients a speedier, more reliable service and allow them more time with their nurses and health care professionals. The grant is the largest allocation to any mental health trust in London.
The anniversary of 7 July bombings may cause “an upsurge of symptoms” for those who were left traumatised after the incident, mental health experts have warned.
After the series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system there was an increase in referrals for people with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The trust has been shortlisted for Improving Staff Experience for its Change and Inspire Health and Wellbeing Programme in this year’s prestigious Nursing Times Awards.
The nomination recognises the work we are doing to provide staff with the ability to lead healthier lifestyles through structured initiatives which are designed to encourage better diet and healthier eating, increased physical activity, and better mental health.