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    Royal College of Nursing award three CNWL staff in Black History Month honour

    15 October 2019

    Three CNWL nurses will receive ‘Rising Star’ awards as part of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) celebrations for Black History Month. As part of Black History Month, RCN London invited ‘Rising Star’ nominations across London from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) nursing community. Nominations expressed those who have made an outstanding contribution […]

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    On International Infection Prevention Week – we’re reminding staff and patients to keep their vaccines up to date

    14 October 2019

    International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is from Sunday 13 October to Saturday 19 October 2019. The theme for the week is ‘Vaccines are Everybody’s Business’. Throughout the week, we will be encouraging our staff to get their flu jab and make sure their other vaccinations are up-to-date too – and encouraging patients to do the […]

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    Where Next? Fatima’s view

    14 October 2019

    14 September 2019 Fatima Elguenuni is a Family Therapist and Islamic psychotherapist by background and has family from Grenfell Tower. She works as a cultural consultant for CNWL (she worked for many years in CNWL Child and Adolescent Mental Health services) and this is her monthly column of thoughts and questions about what next? Where […]

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    The St Charles Community Café designed by patients, carers and local community unveils patient art

    11 October 2019

    The new St Charles Community Café has been fitted with art, produced by a group of patients from the North Kensington and Chelsea Community Mental Health Service. It features a line of four vibrant paintings by patients, and one large painting by a local artist on another wall. The paintings were produced during an art […]

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    Lived experience staff network relaunches

    10 October 2019

    Our Lived Experience of Mental Health Issues Stigma Transformation (LEMHIST) Network relaunched today as part of #WorldMentalHealthDay2019.  The Network is for all CNWL staff who have or have had “Lived Experience” (LE) of mental health difficulties/issues/challenges.

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    Psychiatry and the global drugs debate: New article published by CNWL staff

    10 October 2019

    CNWL’s Dr Owen Bowden-Jones and Prof Anne Lingford-Hughes have contributed to an article in the British Journal of Psychiatry about the role of psychiatry within the global drugs debate. In the summary, the article states: “There are few topics that divide public opinion as sharply as the use of psychoactive substances and it is easy […]

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    Well done to Natalie for winning our Hidden Gem award

    10 October 2019

    Congratulations to Natalie Hill  – our latest Hidden Gem award winner! Natalie works within the Information and Performance Team in Milton Keynes, and provides information and data for Community Services teams. Natalie’s nomination described her as delivering  ‘consistently and unfailingly’. Dinah Pressly, Project Manager said: “She is always courteous, ‘can-do’ and seemingly unfazed by each […]

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    CNWL proud to support Mayor of London’s homelessness initiative

    10 October 2019

    On World Homelessness Day and World Mental Health Awareness Day, Sadiq Khan Mayor of London, launches new £2.35m scheme to help rough sleepers with mental health needs. Half of all people sleeping rough in London are recorded as having mental health needs and the project will fund dedicated teams of mental health professionals covering 16 […]

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    CNWL’s Dr Ketteley on the importance of mental health

    10 October 2019

    Dr Sara Ketteley, Consultant Psychiatrist at our South Westminster Community Mental Health Team speaks about why mental health is just as important as physical health. Join us in keeping the conversation going to remove the stigma. You can view the video below. Click on this link, if the below video does not work.    This […]

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    Launch of free ‘Staying Safe’ training package

    10 October 2019

    From 4 Mental Health: World Mental Health Day on 10 October sees the launch of a new free training package, designed to help people make personal Safety Plans. ‘Staying Safe’ training has been developed by 4 Mental Health and co-funded by NHS England, to support the free resources on the Staying Safe website. It is […]

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