C&I's London Veterans Service, which provides help for veterans who are finding it difficult to cope with civilian life and have mental illnesses, was a finalist in the Mental Health category at the Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards 2014.
Over 100 people attended C&I's latest project AR-DSA (Awareness & Response to Domestic & Sexual Abuse) on November 25 2014 which ensures staff know how to respond when incidents of domestic and sexual abuse are reported.
Alcohol Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about alcohol consumption and the damage excess drink can cause. Find out about the daily guidelines for alcohol comsumption and how you can cut down the amount you drink.
Robert Andrews, 43, from south east London, served in Afghanistan for a three-year period and suffers from PTSD. He tells us his story and explains how Armistice Day can be a difficult time for some veterans as it can bring back distressing memories of times in service.
Our specialists have answered some frequently asked questions about OCD. "Whilst OCD has become a well-used term, its stereotypes do pose the risks of misunderstanding and minimisation of the degree of distress and debilitation that suffers often bare" - Clinical Psychologist, Libby Watson.
John didn't realise he had anything wrong with him until his girlfriend was watching an OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) story line on Hollyoaks and later turned to him and said, "You do that. You do exactly what he is doing!" This prompted John to consult a doctor and eventually he was fast-tracked for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at C&I. Here's his story.
C&I's awards recognise the hard work and dedication of our staff, service users and carers. This year it was particularly difficult to pick the winners after having over 130 well deserving enteries! That said, the awards panel eventually managed to come to an agreement on the winners. Find out who they are here.
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 0800 917 3333 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.