To mark World Mental Health Month, Angela Hassiotis, Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability at UCL’s Division of Psychiatry, will offer her own perspective on supporting people with mental illness.
She will particularly look at the issues around disability, mental disorder and other chronic disabling conditions.
Angela will be joined by a service user who will draw on their own experiences of living with mental illness, the attitude of clinical professsionals towards them, what works to help recovery and also what the challenges are.
About Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
We provide mental health and substance misuse services to people living in Camden and Islington, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to residents in Kingston.
We have two inpatient facilities, at Highgate Mental Health Centre and St Pancras Hospital, as well as community based services throughout the London boroughs of Camden and Islington. Our Trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world’s leading academic health science partnerships.
We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area either in a community or inpatient setting.
Our income for 2015/16 was £138million and we have approximately 1,700 staff. Our staff work in multi-disciplinary teams providing a holistic approach to recovery. This means that we often work with partner agencies and the voluntary sector. Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust was established in 2002. In March 2008 we became the first Care Trust to achieve Foundation Trust status and are licensed by NHS Improvement.