Friday, January 26, 2007
The campaign against the closure of the Maudsley emergency clinic in Camberwell is continuing despite health secretary Patricia Hewitt refusing to come to its aid. On Wednesday 100 mental health users and supporters demonstrated at Southwark Town Hall, moving to block the traffic on Peckham Road. I know several people who might not be here now if it wasn't for the support offered at the 24 hour clinic when they were in crisis. The alternative being offered of support through Kings Accident and Emergency is just not the same. Kings A&E can be a grim and scary place, hardly encouraging access to people who may be frightened and desparate.