Cameo celebrates 10th birthday

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Cameo celebrates 10th birthday
13 November 2012

Cameo - an early intervention service that helps people to understand and recover from psychosis, celebrated its 10th birthday recently.

The services covers Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and recently won the Hospital Doctor Awards’ Psychiatry Team of the Year accolade.

Dr Jesus Perez, one of the team’s consultant psychiatrists, said at the celebration that Cameo would be working more closely with service users (with wider use of social networking), challenging the boundaries of treatment (in terms of age group and care) and using more support workers who have experienced similar mental health conditions.

Gladis Bailey, whose daughter uses the service, has liaised with Cameo since she was 15. "I knew something was wrong, but she wouldn’t talk to me about it," she said. "When she admitted to hearing voices, we were referred to Cameo, and we came to understand more about psychosis."

Her daughter added: "I am now working towards going to drama school or university in 2013. My occupational therapist is helping me to take practical steps towards independence. I’m determined, looking forward to the future, and my mental health condition will not stop me."

You can find out more about Cameo by clicking here

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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