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.
A rare screening of a remarkable and unique poetic documentary in which filmmaker Andrew Kotting with Iain Sinclair pedal from Hastings on a swan shaped pedalo , through rural waterways into London where they encounter the building of the Olympic Village and ruminate on the changing nature of London's urban landscape.
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.