Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) has been shortlisted for a ‘World Class Policing Award’ for a project run in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and Camden Council to support police officers who encounter traumatic experiences at work.
A multi-centre research project, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and led by Professor Angela Hassiotis, UCL Division of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist at C&I, aims to develop a personalised treatment package for adults with learning disabilities who display moderate to severe aggression - an issue considered to be a major public health problem in the UK.
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 020 3317 6333 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.