iCope: Camden and Islington Psychological Therapies Service
Patients can be referred to this service by their GP or they can call the self-referral phone number 0303 123 1000.
iCope has a new website www.icope.nhs.uk .
Self-Referral: http://icope.nhs.uk/self-referral/ .
The website has been designed to help people self-refer to their services and to provide information.
Individuals who may be wary about speaking to friends, family or professionals about depression and anxiety can visit the iCope website and find information about a range of problems.
Features of the site include:
- Easy access to information
- A range of self-help materials and video links
- Intelligent search facility
- A self-referral form within the website, enabling easy access to our service
- Translated materials
- Opportunity for feedback from service users
Your health, your way
Click here for your NHS guide to long-term conditions and self care.
Expert Patients Programme and Diabetes Self-Management Programme Courses
Do you have a health problem? Want to live healthy and feel more in control?
Try one of Self-Management courses
Take part in a free six-week course that can help you cope with your health condition, find solutions to common problems and feel more in control. If your life has been affected by arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, heart disease, pain or any other long-term condition – or if you care for someone with health problems – this course can help you.
By taking part you can learn how to:-
- Manage symptoms including pain and fatigue
- Cope with depression or low mood
- Deal with stress and worry
- Communicate better with family and friends
- Develop confidence to take more control of your condition and improve your health
- Come away with practical tips and techniques you can put into place for yourself
Expert Patient Programme – suitable for people with any long term condition (next course starts 30th January at St Mary’s, Upper Street)
Diabetes Self- Management Course – suitable for people with Type 2 Diabetes (next courses start 7th February near Archway and Saturday’s from 17th February near Angel)
To book onto a course
Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Call 020 7527 1189
Self- Management Support and Behaviour Change
Whittington Health| 1st Floor | Partnership Primary Care Centre
331 Camden Rd | London | N7 0SL
T: 020 7527 1189 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
ICSU: Patient Access, Prevention & Planned Care
'New Beginnings' Mental Health Course.
The New Beginnings Mental Health Course is also run by the Expert Patient Programme. It is a FREE self-management course made up of 7 weekly sessions each lasting 2 hours 30mins and is aimed at people living with, or in recovery from, a mental health problem.
The maximum number of people attending each course is 12.
The course introduces many topics and activities to enable you to manage and adapt to the problems you may encounter in daily living.
The course is run by trained facilitators who have experience and an understanding of mental health conditions.
Free 7-week course aimed at people living with, or in recovery from, a mental health problem.
The course introduces many topics and activities to enable people to manage and adapt to the problems they may encounter in daily living.
For more information phone 020 7527 1189
Samira Project is an Islington based BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) Violence against Women and Girls project.
It provides crisis intervention for BAMER women who are survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Harmful Practices (forced marriage, 'honour' based violence, FGM etc).
- risk assessment aqnd safety planning
- advice and advocacy
- referrals and signposting to other appropriate agencies
The service is confidential (unless there is a risk of significant harm to a child or an adult).
For more information contact Samira Project workers on:
020 7354 1359 (Mon-Wed) - Imece Women's Centre
10 Steps toward healthy feet for Diabetics:
1. Make sure that you attend your annual foot review
2. Know your risk - you should be told at the end of your annual foot review
3. Are your feet at increased risk, make sure you have been referred to a specialist
4. Check your feet every day for any signs of redness, pain, damage to the skin or
build up of hard skin
5. Be aware of any loss of sensation in your feet
6. Touch the toes test - ask a family member or friend to do this simple test
7. Look after your toenails
8. Avoid using corn removing plasters or blades as these may damage your skin
9. Always wear well-fitting shoes and don't wear shoes with bare feet
10. Maintain good glucose control
Don’t Bottle It Up
If you’re concerned about your drinking habits you can take a quick test at www.dontbottleitup.org.uk. to check if your putting yourself at risk. In two minutes it assesses your drinking habits and gives you free tailored advice and details of local support services if needed.