People struggling with mental health problems have access to more support after The Rivers Crisis House, based at St Pancras Hospital, has opened for people in Camden with the aim of helping people build their skills, confidence and self-esteem.
Over 100 people attended the launch of our Recovery College on Friday 26 September where Chair of the Trust, Leisha Fullick, got the afternoon off to a great start after she cut the ribbon and offically opened the college.
C&I hosted a Community Fun Day and Open Day on Sunday 14 September at St Pancras Gardens. We were delighted to find children enjoying the free activites including jumping around on the bouncy castle, revealing their inner Robin Hood and mastering archery, playing with the garden games and learning how to play the drums! Click here for pictures from the day.
Dr Joels, the Clinical Director for Services for Ageing and Mental Health (SAMH) with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I), has been shortlisted in the Clinical Leader of the Year category for the HSJ Awards 2014.
Our service users from Isledon Road Mental Health Resource Centre in Islington will have their artwork displayed at Hampstead School of Art between 14 - 28 July to showcase the work which had been produced during their road to recovery.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust will be welcoming a CQC trust-wide inspection on 27 May 2014. This is an opportunity to showcase the things we do well and to be honest about what we need to do better. They will be focusing on the delivery of patient care, and asking whether our services are safe, caring, effective, well-led and responsive to people's needs.
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.