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    ‘Without your help, I am not sure if my daughter would be here today’ —new service supports young people with eating disorders

    11 January 2017

    17 year old Leah was losing weight rapidly as a result of restricting her food intake. She had low self-confidence and her family was worried. Her GP referred her to the new Community eating disorder service for children and young people (CEDS-CYP), where she was assessed within two days and diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Leah […]

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    Your Health, Your Care: A public event on 31 January 2017

    11 January 2017

    NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding an event in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea entitled ‘Your Health, Your care’.  The event will be held on Tuesday 31 January from 6pm to 8.30pm at Small Hall, Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Hornton Street, Kensington, London, W8 7NX. The event […]

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    Forced Migration Trauma Service renamed Woodfield Trauma Service

    9 January 2017

    CNWL’s Forced Migration Trauma Service has a new name; Woodfield Trauma Service. We’ve decided to change the name following feedback from service users, referrers, commissioners, primary and secondary mental health services and GPs who refer patients to the service. The service remit and treatment pathway remain unchanged and we continue to provide high quality stepped […]

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    Video released about ‘joined-up’ approach to elderly health care in Hillingdon

    6 January 2017

    An innovative ‘joined-up’ approach to elderly health care has started in Hillingdon. The Hillingdon Health Care Partnership (HHCP) brings hospital services, GPs and community care together in Care Connection Teams, designed to help prevent emergency admissions to hospital among older residents, many of whom have complex medical conditions. It also prioritises the identification of older […]

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    Explaining liaison psychiatry on ChelWest Hospital Radio

    5 January 2017

    One of our liaison psychiatric nurses, David Munns, has been explaining our service to the patients at Chelsea and Westminster on their hospital radio. Click on the link below to hear the piece. https://m.soundcloud.com/trish-chang/david-munns

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    Using the power of football to gain good mental health

    5 January 2017

    A member of staff at CNWL’s inpatient mental health unit in Milton Keynes has been helping service users recover through football. Each week for the past 12 months, Amy Humphries, Fitness Lead at the Campbell Centre, has taken five to six inpatients to regularly train as the MK Dons Mental Health Football Team under the […]

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    CNWL occupational therapist featured in The OT magazine

    5 January 2017

    A CNWL occupational therapist (OT) has been featured in the latest edition of The OT magazine. Farzana Karim penned ‘A day in the life of’ article for the niche magazine, popular amongst OTs in the UK. She writes passionately about her daily adventures as an OT working across three teams – Rapid Response, Rapid Early […]

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    New Service User initiative at HMYOI Cookham Wood

    5 January 2017

    CNWL’s Health and Wellbeing Team at Young Offenders’ Institution Cookham Wood has appointed two teen ex-offenders as its first service user representatives. The pair, Sam and Jerome (not their real names), have joined the team to help in promoting its work throughout the site and in helping to de-stigmatise mental health issues throughout the prison […]

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    Latest edition of Different Voices’ Book of Services available now

    29 December 2016

    The latest edition of Different Voices’ Book of Services, updated for 2017, has been published. This is a directory of services in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea, produced by the Different Voices User Involvement initiative at The Advocacy Project. All the recommendations in the booklet are based on our service users’ experiences of having used […]

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    A thank you letter to the Prime Minister

    23 December 2016

    A parent has written to the Prime Minister to thank her for the service received by St Charles Mental Health Unit staff in the treatment of her daughter. In the letter the parent said: “I write this letter to you on the eve of Christmas and with great joy for my daughter will be discharged […]

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