Malachite ward has been awarded an AIMS Reaccreditation following a successful peer review visit last year. This is a standards-based accreditation programme designed to improve the quality of care in inpatient mental health wards, part of an initiative of the College Centre for Quality Improvement.
Mental health patients, including those detained under the Mental Health Act, have the same right to vote as the general population. Only patients detained after having been convicted of committing a criminal offence are not eligible to vote. The deadline for registering to vote is Monday 20 April.
This year's Discover Recovery, an event that celebrates recovery from drugs and alcohol in Camden, was held on Wednesday 25 March. It was opened by Mitch Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's dad, who gave a powerful speech to kickstart the day.
A Thematic Review was commissioned by our Chief Executive, Wendy Wallace, following 19 serious incidents involving patients in a seven month period. This was to determine whether there were any service related themes which could be identified and if the incidents taken as a whole formed a cluster.
Wendy Wallace, C&I's Chief Executive, will join The Cavendish Square Group, a new collaboration between London's ten NHS mental health Trusts, which will outline its aspirations for the mental health of citizens living and working in the capital at its official launch today.
Chief Executive Wendy Wallace joined a group of organisations drawn from Camden's health sector located around the Euston Road voicing concerns about the recent Transport for London (TfL) consultation for a proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on Euston Road.
This week, Camden and Islington residents are being asked to take five minutes to talk to friends, neighbours or colleagues to find out how they are doing. 'Time To Talk Day', Thursday 5 February, is a national campaign aimed at tackling the stigma around mental health and we're supporting the initiative.
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.