Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust along will all the other mental health Trusts in London have developed a Mental Health Fact Book.
It is the first publication of its kind. It is designed to provide accurate information about mental health in London and has been developed by the Cavendish Square Group, a collaboration of the 10 London Trusts responsible for mental health services.
Our iCope team - who provide psychological treatments and therapies for people with mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression - have been shortlisted for Innovation in Mental Health and Primary Care in The National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2015.
The Art of War - Preview: Thursday 13/8/15 5.30pm to 8.30pm at St Pancras Hospital. Introduction and key note speeches by Leisha Fullick, Chair of Camden and Islington Foundation Trust, and by Professor Sir Simon Wessely Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine and Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry King’s College London.
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.
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.