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July bombings anniversary may trigger trauma

The anniversary of 7 July bombings may cause “an upsurge of symptoms” for those who were left traumatised after the incident, mental health experts have warned.

After the series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system there was an increase in referrals for people with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

C&I shortlisted in The Nursing Times Awards

The trust has been shortlisted for Improving Staff Experience for its Change and Inspire Health and Wellbeing Programme in this year’s prestigious Nursing Times Awards.

The nomination recognises the work we are doing to provide staff with the ability to lead healthier lifestyles through structured initiatives which are designed to encourage better diet and healthier eating, increased physical activity, and better mental health.

Primary care mental health service commissioned for Islington

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) is delighted that after its successful pilot across five GP Practices, Islington CCG has commissioned a full primary care mental health service for the whole Borough. The roll out will begin in three GP practices in South Islington, and it’s hoped the service will be available to all practices by the end of the year.

Mental Health Awareness week 2015

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.

The launch of our new website

We've launched our new website to ensure that the people who use our services and the local community are able to find out more about C&I and the services we provide.

Colin Plant announces retirement

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 welcomes the Care Act

The Care Act modernises a range of old social care legislation, to underpin good practice. This means that social care will become more personalised and will be based around a person's wellbeing.

Malachite ward recognised for excellent patient care

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.

Voting rights for mental health patients

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.

Launch of new service for young people - Minding the Gap

C&I is partnering with local specialist organisations to launch a new service Minding the Gap which aims to fill the gaps in support that is currently available for young people aged 16 - 24.


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