We've been sprinkling some holiday spirit into the season! Earlier this month we had a carol concert where we were joined by 80 staff, service users and people from the local community at St Pancras Old Church. Watch our video if you didn't have a chance to join us on the night.
We're working with Camden Council and Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on a new prevention fund of £750,000 - equally funded by the three organisations - to ensure more people get more support to manage mental health problems early on.
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.
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.