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.Read more
Practical, low-cost & easy to implement
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.Read more
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!Read more
What Are People Saying?
“From around the UK, there is now plenty of evidence that services who have adopted the Star Wards initiative have significantly made a difference to the service users’ experience and influenced their vitality, well being and steps to recovery. There have also been extraordinary changes in the morale and job satisfaction of acute care staff, who have seized the opportunity to be open minded, creative and innovative.”
~ Malcolm Rae OBE