22 Aug 2016

An interview with Nina Martynchyk on Talk Radio

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This is an enormously touching and inspiring interview with Nina Martynchyk, our brilliant Service User Consultant, on Talk Radio which aired on 19th August 2016. Nina is involved in CAMHeleon, our CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) project.        

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8 Jun 2016

Buddies for Young People’s Wellbeing

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8th June 2016 By Nic Higham, Inpatient Care Project Manager at Star Wards Friends and loved ones can make a big difference to young people facing mental health challenges; they can be a vital influence in helping someone get the treatment and services they need. Parents, carers, teachers, friends or fellow students are usually the […]

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7 Apr 2016

An exciting new CAMHS website from Star Wards!

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  Hello Lovely Star Wards Member! Working on a CAMHS ward is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs in healthcare. It’s also one of the most important, for how this work is put into action shapes in part the unique recovery journeys of the next generation, their breadth of life skills, and their perceptions about […]

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18 Mar 2016

Article – Ward Stars Make Star Wards

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By Nic Higham   “We are always there to help and support each other, however big or small it may be. The ripple effect of HCAs’ generosity is far-reaching.”     A few months back I wrote an article for British Journal of Healthcare Assistants about the exemplary work three organisations have been doing to embed […]

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16 Mar 2016

Kentmere’s Full Monty

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By Nic Higham I recently visited Kentmere ward in picturesque Kendal to give them their much deserved Full Monty award. As soon as I walked through the door a real sense of connection and community became clear to me. There are many reasons why Kentmere have achieved the ward, but I’ll just focus on a […]

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20 Jan 2016

You say Star Wards, and I say Safewards

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  By Geoff Brennan   “You say Star Wards, and I say Safewards.”   I was recently asked for information or articles about Safewards and Star Wards working together.  Well, I hate to say it – but there aren’t any. So here I am, trying to plug that particular gap. Actually, I have been mulling […]

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23 Dec 2015

We’re Loving Youth Buddy!

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  By Geoff Brennan, Executive Director   There are days working for Star Wards that are just the best – travelling to exciting wards, seeing resources that will truly help ward staff, meeting exceptional staff and patients. On Friday the 27th of November I had just such a day. After schlepping to Staplehurst in Kent I was […]

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10 Dec 2015

Being Positively Mindful

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    Hello to all you Star Wards stars!   I’m Sam Wilson, ward worker and newsletter editor. Thank you for reading my blog! This is my third blog in total but my second as Star Wards newsletter editor. I’m really glad and a bit honoured that you’ve come back for a read of this […]

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16 Nov 2015

Yet another extraordinary occasion at the outstanding Harrison House

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By Marion Janner    Yesterday was yet another extraordinary occasion at the outstanding Harrison House hospital in Grimsby, run by Navigo. At a time when so many crucial services are contracting or closing, they opened the most brilliant model of care – a new therapeutic community. The award-winning hospital didn’t settle for the usual celebrations. […]

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9 Sep 2015

I’m Sam Wilson, ward worker and newsletter editor!

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  Hello to all you Star Wards stars. I’m Sam Wilson, ward worker and newsletter editor and this is my blog to welcome you!   Hopefully the members’ newsletter will inspire you in the amazing work you do and feel proud to share it with other Star Wards members. And please tell anyone who is not a […]

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