Camden has a high incidence and prevalence of mental health and continues to report some of the highest mental health needs in the country. In 2013 Camden CCG undertook a review of the borough’s mental health services which brought to light the inequity of access to treatment within the borough’s mental health service provision and disparities concerning prevalence and recovery.
We are working with Camden Council and other local partners to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people living in Camden.
It is estimated that there are one in four adults living in Camden with a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression, which is much higher than the national average of around one in six. Camden has the third highest rate of serious mental illness (for example, schizophrenia) in the country.
Our work in Camden focuses on improving the psychological health and wellbeing of the population and helping to prevent mental ill-health. We are also committed to reducing the stigma attached to mental health disorders and the discrimination that accompanies this.
We want people in Camden to feel supported by both health and care services, and their community. We hope that through providing access to a variety of suitable mental health services, individuals will be able to cope better with the problems that may arise in their lives.
We hope that mental health services can help meet the needs of all people in Camden and that this support empowers them to tackle problems.