What is liaison psychiatry?

Aug 30, 2018, 16:09 PM
When, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust asked Creative Connection to help them spread the word about liaison psychiatry, they decided to enlist the help of the professionals and patients who know the benefits first hand.
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Liaison psychiatry bridges the gap between physical and mental healthcare. It is way of approaching medicine that takes into account the mental fall-out of physical illness as well as the physical cost of mental illness.

Liaison psychiatrists, work to treat the whole person as a single unit, rather than just the body or the mind.

When, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust asked us to help them spread the word about Liaison Psychiatry, we decided to enlist the help of the professionals and patients who know the benefits first hand. Their stories and passion were truly inspiring. Rather than write a script, we decided to create an animation to fit their words.

Please share this video and help spread the word about this vital and underappreciated service.

Find out more about CNWL liaison psychiatry services.

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Events

Current events

Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group Annual Conference 2021

24 November 2021. Tickets Here.

Past events

Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group Annual Conference 2020

This event took place on 4 December 2020.

Please see draft programme for further information.

Confinement - A Women in Mind Event

Hosted on 26 October by The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Kings College London. The evening explored how quarantine has challenged our sense of ourselves with and in conversation with Susie Orbach and Abigail Burdess.

This event is now available to view again if you were unable to attend on the day.

RCPsych Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry conference

Professor Louise Howard, WMHSIG Exec Committee member and Professor in Women's Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust presented at the faculty conference on 15 October 2020. 

Her talk on the subject of Domestic violence and abuse and mental health during the Covid pandemic and beyond: implications for general adult psychiatrists can be viewed back now.

Women in Mind series

'Women in Mind' is a series of events by the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists, in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

It aims to engage health professionals and the public in debate and discussion about challenges to women's mental health across the lifecycle.

The events are shaped around interviews with inspirational women on professional or personal experiences that have shaped their views on women's mental health, both in terms of difficulties and resilience.

Get in contact to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry