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    Mums (and dads) wow Jeremy Hunt MP at Brent mental health centre

    5 February 2016

    The Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP has visited a Brent based unit that provides support to mums experiencing mental health issues. The Coombe Wood Perinatal Mental Health Unit, located at the Park Royal Mental Health Centre in Acton Lane, offers specialist perinatal inpatient and community-based treatment and support for […]

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    Hillingdon breastfeeding conference – where every baby matters

    5 February 2016

    There was a fantastic turnout for Hillingdon’s first-ever Baby Friendly Initiative Conference last week. The event saw health and social care professionals and local voluntary groups working in partnership to make sure new mums in the borough are given the best possible breastfeeding support. The conference, which took place on Tuesday 26 January 2016, was […]

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    Care Connection Team will help improve patient care in Hillingdon

    4 February 2016

    This week saw the launch of the Care Connection Team; a new team of community healthcare professionals who are working with patients from four GP practices in Hillingdon to help keep people out of hospital, giving them the care they need in the community and in their own homes. The service has initially been launched […]

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    CNWL provides advice on antidepressant usage

    4 February 2016

    CNWL clinicians have been reassuring patients about the safety of antidepressants following a report that said that usage of the drugs can raise the risk of suicide. The review of 70 trials of the most common antidepressants involving more than 18,000 people – claimed to have found that they doubled the risk of suicide and […]

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    Take Time to Talk

    4 February 2016

    Today, Time to Talk Day (Thursday 4 February) is asking people to talk about mental health in order to break down the stigma surrounding the subject and help people experiencing mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression, to talk about how they are feeling. Our Take Time to Talk Service offers a range of […]

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    Margaret Pyke Sexual Health Services

    4 February 2016

    Camden Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny committee is discussing progress on the public consultation at its meeting on 9 February; senior doctors and managers from CNWL will be at the meeting to listen to views and comment on progress. The meeting is also broadcast. CNWL’s update paper is in the information pack at […]

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    Time to Talk Day: Patients say Talking Therapies help

    4 February 2016

    Today (Thursday 4 February 2016) is Time to Talk Day; a campaign run by Time to Change to get as many people as possible talking about mental health in order to break down the stigma surrounding the subject. Talking about mental health, and difficulties such as anxiety and depression, is important. One in four people […]

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    CNWL quoted in Vice magazine on what mixing drugs does to your body and brain

    4 February 2016

    CNWL Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Owen Bowden–Jones has been quoted in the magazine Vice about the impact of drug combinations on the body and brain.  Dr Bowden-Jones, who runs CNWL’s Club Drug Clinic, told the magazine: “There are different boxes of substances, stimulants, sedatives, hallucinogens, dissociatives. Combining more than one from each of those boxes can increase your […]

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    Reach out: Talking helps

    3 February 2016

    If you’re feeling down or struggling to cope with feelings of stress or anxiety, reach out – talking helps. CNWL Talking Therapies Services offer free psychological treatment for depression and anxiety orders. Claire from Harrow has shared her story of how Talking Therapies Services helped her. Claire’s story Claire is from Harrow and started using CNWL […]

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    New bespoke service helps unlock memories of people with dementia in Milton Keynes

    3 February 2016

    Two clinicians working for CNWL in Milton Keynes are piloting a service for patients with dementia that helps to capture and record some of their earliest memories. Assistant psychologists Clare Randall and Stephen Halpin, from the Specialist Memory Service, are offering reminiscence therapy on a one-to-one basis to patients diagnosed with dementia who can’t access […]

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