22 Aug

Sport Mirrors Life

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    By Malcolm Rae, Former Joint Lead of the National Institute of Mental Health England (NIMHE) Sport mirrors life and its dramas and also mental health – its unpredictable outcomes, the plummeting of emotions and morale, and its uplifting experiences. Sport offers important messages for those involved in health and social care, on how we motivate, […]

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8 Aug

Implementing The 75 Ideas and Changing Attitudes

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  We love sharing stories about inspirational Star Wards journeys! In this blog we hear from Daniel Hughes, an Activities Facilitator at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Daniel works at Ward 2 which is part of Walkergate Park in Newcastle upon Tyne. The unit is a 16-bedded neuro-psychiatry unit for assessment and treatment […]

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21 Jun

Marsden Ward Full Monty

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Marsden Ward ‘Living in the moment with us’   By Sam Wilson Marsden ward is part of a growing group of new fab Full Monty award winners at Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust! We were delighted to recently visit the older persons in Sunderland present the team with their much deserved Full Monty […]

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6 Jun

Roker Ward’s Full Monty

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Roker Ward’s Full Monty Roker Ward, based at Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, is an acute assessment unit for male patients with a history of cognitive impairment. I was greeted and shown around by Moira Brow (Ward Manager) and Claire Wardrop (Acting Ward Manager). At the start of their Star Wards journey when [...] full story
24 Apr

Mowbray Ward’s Full Monty

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By Nic Higham   ‘Be passionate, be brave, be human, be skilled, be a leader, be approachable – BE YOU!’       Mowbray Ward, which is part of Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland, is a specialist admission and assessment ward for older females with a primary diagnosis of dementia. One of the reasons the team […]

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19 Apr

Recovery Based Activity Teams

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  “Don’t give up being positive!” – Recovery Based Activity Teams in Greater Manchester.   At Star Wards, we LOVE activities on wards – mainly because we know that patients and staff get so much good stuff from attending and hosting them. Good stuff like feeling part of a community, getting some relief from boredom, […]

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29 Mar

Bronte’s and Shelley’s Full Monty

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By Geoff Brennan      Let me tell you a story. In 2016, at the headquarters of Star Wards, we received an e-mail and a detailed audit from yet another fab service. The service had implemented all 75 star wards ideas across two wards and were asking both to be considered for a full Monty. […]

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14 Mar

Do the small things – St David’s advice for the NHS

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Well, dear Star Wards people, as you know we are totally committed to our motto of “small things making a big difference”, but we didn’t know it was a divine message! Have a read of this lovely blog for St David’s day from the ACE Paul Jenkins who is not only a very clever man, but also has been a […]

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17 Feb

Animal Magic

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www.animal-magic.org.uk   Our lovely new website Animal-magic.org.uk will help you get past the obstacles to having pets on your ward and give you the compelling evidence base for the benefits of pets for people with mental illness. Our Top Ten Pet Points are: Pets are definitely allowed onto wards! The Care Quality Commission and the Department of […]

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10 Feb

Developing my emotional resilience muscles

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    By Marion Janner I hope you’ve enjoyed the last few newsletters which are now headed by Star Wards’ new Director Geoff Brennan. Keep an eye out for a new newsletter coming very soon. Since handing over to Geoff in January from my very active role with Star Wards, I’ve been reflecting on the […]

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