Star Wards Newsletter – Spring 2017

Welcome back to the Spring 2017 edition of Imagine, the Star Wards Newsletter dedicated to our members! Well people, it's official. After twelve effervescent, transcendent and resplendent years at the head of Star Wards, Marion and Buddy have officially stepped down. I think many of you have noted the gradual easing up over the last year, but [...]

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Mowbray Ward’s Full Monty

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 ran [...]

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Recovery Based Activity Teams

  “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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Bronte’s and Shelley’s Full Monty

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

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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Limited Edition T-Shirts and Hoodies

  We’re COLOURFUL, are you?   Wear a splash of colour and help support our best practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) website. We think young inpatients and the awesome staff who care for them will love our limited edition CAMHeleon T-Shirts and Hoodies. They’re available to order now in a variety [...]

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