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Service users

We work towards helping you on your road to recovery. We know this can be a stressful time for you so we have got some information which might assist you during this period.

In this section you can find out about travel costs you are able to claim back, what employment support is available or how to how you can get involved to help us make improvements.

Our mental health staff on hand at GP surgery

C&I is currently running three Primary Care Mental Health pilots based in a selection of GP practices in Camden, Islington and in South Barnet.

Board papers

Papers are published here one week ahead of the due meeting date, approved minutes are available here also. If you have any questions reg

GPs and professionals

This part of the website is aimed primarily at health professionals. In this section you will find information about referrals, research and academic projects. 

If you are looking for details about a specific service the Find a service  page can assist you.

Time to talk about mental health

This week, Camden and Islington residents are being asked to take five minutes to talk to friends, neighbours or colleagues to find out how they are doing. 'Time To Talk Day', Thursday 5 February, is a national campaign aimed at tackling the stigma around mental health and we're supporting the initiative.

Publication scheme

In order to comply with the FOI Act public sector organisations such as ours have to routinely publish information whenever possible. The Information Commissioner's Office, who is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance to the FOI Act has drawn up what is called a Model Publication Scheme for all public sector organisations which we have formally committed to and decided to adopt.

Freedom of information

Under The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) you have the right to request access to non-personal information held by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. 

FOI has been introduced with the aim of increasing openness and transparency; however, there are some circumstances when information cannot be disclosed.

Stacey Street team awarded £100 for PET study

Dr Fiona Nolan, Deputy Director of Nursing and Research, is Chief Investigator on the Protected Engagement Time (PET) for Older People study. The study looks at how PET is implemented on older people's wards throughout England, and whether it benefits patients, staff and carers.

Smoking and nicotine dependence

Studies suggest that up to 70% of mental health service user’s smoke, and commonly smoke heavily (20 or more a day). Many will have smoked for years, and will have tried their best to quit many times. But research also shows that mental health service users are keen to be offered help to quit and can see benefits (see below) to their health and wellbeing if they do. Mental health service users who smoke are not alone, and help is available to them to become ex-smokers.

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