~ Peer support
~ Involvement and Co-production opportunities
~ A platform for your voice and a portal for feedback
~ Regular emails with news, events and topics relevant to mental wellbeing
What’s going on at the moment?
JULES THORN DAY HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN
The Jules Thorn Day hospital (Adult Day Unit – ADU) at St Pancras has been a much valued and life-saving facility for many mental health service users. It offered a good standard of care and holistic therapies. It has been closed without consultation and will not reopen on the St Pancras site as the land has been sold off. The trust says the need is met by facilities in the community but we are unconvinced. There is a campaign to save the service and have it re-open somewhere else in the borough. Please do sign the petition to support the campaign. http://chng.it/NYB6jfZy5B PETITION
If you’d like to read more, there was an article in the Camden News Journal (25.03.21, p8)
LIVED EXPERIENCE RESEARCH – May 2021
We are looking for people with experience in Service User Led research to join a group to look at the effectiveness and satisfaction with local mental health services. If you don’t have experience but are very interested we also invite you to get in touch. We particularly welcome enquiries from people with good writing and analytical skills. Our first project will be about the new Mental Health Crisis Assessment Centre at St Pancras, but there is scope for others and we have some ideas brewing…. Watch this space.
C&I Charity – Call for ideas
Do you have an idea to help improve the mental health of people living in Camden and Islington? The C&I Charity might be able to help make it real. You can download the application pack from the Candi website. If you want to talk to us about your idea and flesh it out a bit more please drop us an email. Please note that CO-PRODUCTION will help your chances of success! https://www.candi.nhs.uk/news/get-your-bids-trust-charity-grant