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Welcome to Star Wards

 

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Welcome to Star Wards’ website! We hope you enjoy your time here and all the information about excellence in inpatient mental health care. (Our website sections are the sort of section we like best.) Staff up and down the country are doing superb work, despite extraordinary challenges, and are creating healing, imaginative and fun opportunities for thousands of patients.

75 practical, mainly low-cost and easy to implement ideas form Star Wards’ core, but our role is increasingly as a catalyst to change through inspiring, collecting and disseminating best practice in inpatient care. We work collaboratively with the full range of mental health wards from acute admission to high secure, to improve inpatients’ experiences and outcomes.

Our publications, blogs, tweets etc make us sound like we’re very appreciative of ward staff’s skills and commitment. That’s because we are. We hope you’ll enjoy reading examples of superb inpatient care, including hundreds of fabulous ideas in Wardipedia. If you work on a mental health ward, we’d like to give you a big virtual hug. Thank you!

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Taking part in Star Wards is free, fun and mainly low-calorie. Here’s what some of our members have said:

"A massive impact, activities to meet individual needs 7 days a week."

"Happier staff, less incidents,  happier patients, community feel to the ward."

"Better staff dynamics. A happier more optimistic environment for all."

"Staff feeling that they are actually doing the work that they trained to do"                        

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A peek at what’s inside Wardipedia:

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06. Animals

Furry, fluffy, feathery, finny friends

 

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17. MUSIC

Can you kazoo?

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29. FOOD PRESENTATION

The icing on the cake

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34. APPRECIATIVE CULTURE

Appreciative culture

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53. BANK STAFF

Bank on us

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58. INTERNET

Inpatients online

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76. GOOD NIGHT

Good night

www.wardipedia.org
A world of ward knowledge

 

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Help with ward conversations. TalkWell 2nd Edition

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Talkwell is a conversation training resource for mental health workers which will help staff to become better listeners, enjoy and feel able to manage conversations and generally have richer relationships with patients.

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What is Star Wards?

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At the end of each day I sit down with my key-person and we talk about one thing I have achieved that day on my path to recovery. We write it down and sometimes we illustrate it.

Publications, Books and Gifts

Publications
Star Wards' own publications

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Posters, mugs, t-shirts

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