Camden and Islington mental health trust on digital divide

Camden and Islington mental health trust on digital divide

The Camden and Islington NHS Belief (C and I) has been working with three charities and grocery store chain Asda to bridge the digital divide amongst sufferers at its trauma and stress clinic. 

Asda and the charity Helpforce donated 20 tablets as a part of the #TabletsWithLove marketing campaign.

Then, Jangala, a not-for-profit organisation, donated 5 transportable WiFi units to assist get C and I’s PTSD sufferers on-line, and AbilityNet offered recommendation and instruction to assist them entry therapies remotely.

C and I scientific psychologist Julia Gillard stated the pandemic had “heightened the damaging influence of digital exclusion” on its sufferers, and that the belief was “vastly grateful” for the assist.

Her colleague, Jocelyn Blumberg, added: “It’s extremely empowering to see a mission like this come to life and see the way it will contribute to an improved high quality of life for all service customers concerned.”

One of many folks to get a pill as a part of the scheme stated it was “so vital” in combatting isolation.

READ MORE: Camden and Haringey councils renew efforts to tackle digital divide

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