It’s Mental Health Awareness week and the theme for this year is Mindfulness. Being aware of our thoughts and feelings as they happen can be beneficial as it allows us to address negative thoughts and feelings before they begin to impact our wellbeing. Good mental health needs to be everyones priority, let us know what you're doing to support MHAW15. Tweet us @ci_nhs.
Join us to celebrate 25 years of Netherwood Day Centre on Wednesday 20 May, 2015 from 11am onwards. Entertainment will be provided by the Connaught Opera Company and Megan Jones, from the Alzheimer’s Society, will do a reminisce work shop in the afternoon.
Feeling creative? Entries are wanted for a new art exhibition at Highgate Mental Health Centre.We are looking for paintings, drawings, prints and small sculptural works. Art work needs to be provided by Friday 29 May 2015.
NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in north central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) have a vision to ensure the voices of patients and carers are at the heart of their decision making. They are working to improve the local NHS 111 service. This includes joining up the NHS 111 service and the GP out-of-hours services to enable them to work better.
As part of the London Creativity and Wellbeing week C&I will host the Maps and Rivers exhibition. Expect a fascinating array of items including ceramic jewellery, tiles, pictures and paintings all inspired by water.
In today’s clubbing scenes new combinations of drugs are being used, like methamphetamine and GBL, and these can be lethal. Join us to hear from C&I’s Grip Clinic about the support we provide people to help with club drug use on Monday 29 June 2015.
Colin Plant, Director of Integrated Care will be retiring and leaving the Trust in early July, after 13 years of dedicated service to the Trust. He has many fond memories of working here but is looking forward to the next chapter in his life and being able to spend more time with his young son.
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.