What we do
Camden Patients’ Council is made up of Camden residents who have previously used mental health services. Patients’ Council visits mental health wards and represents the interests of Camden inpatients. We talk to patients, listen to suggestions and concerns, then and liaise with the relevant authorities to raise issues and ensure improvements are implemented.
Patients’ Council aims to improve the quality of life on the wards. We do not handle crisis calls or emergency situations. In emergency situations we would ask that you follow ward procedures. Patients’ Council would be happy to speak with you once the emergency has been dealt with to explore what could be improved or what would help prevent a future crisis or emergency situation.
If you have an immediate concerns relating to a situation on a ward that is of an urgent nature, please contact the ward manager to resolve the situation first if possible.
Please feel free to speak to us about any collective issues that affect the quality of life on the ward – for example, issues such as Wifi, food, cleanliness, activities, etc. We will raise your suggestions or concerns with relevant staff or managers and follow up any actions.
If you would like to get in touch with Patients’ Council, please contact:
Katja Huijbers -Katja@advocacyproject.org.uk or 07903 528733
If you would like support with individual issues, please contact Rethink for an Independent Mental Health Act advocate: https://www.rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/advocacy/rethink-advocacy-london-hub/
0300 790 0559
We sometimes have vacancies for Camden service users to join the Camden Patients’ Council. If this interests you, please contact Katja@advocacyproject.org.uk for a chat.
Opposition to the closure of the Jules Thorn Day Hospital (ADU). We unanimously voted to send this letter of objection.