Publications

Animal Magic

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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Star Wards’ 75 Ideas

Star Wards’ 75 Ideas

Members use Star Wards’ 75 practical ideas to validate their existing good practice and to inspire further development. Wards which implement all 75 of the ideas are awarded our ‘Full Monty’ award.

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Please Donate

Please Donate

We work with mental health wards to improve everyone’s experiences of being on them – patients, staff, friends and family. We’re a tiny charity and are able to have a big impact on the quality of inpatient care thanks to the energetic and enthusiastic response of staff and patients to our resources, approaches and ideas. Please help us help wards.

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CAMHeleon

CAMHeleon

  CAMHeleon is a colourful collection and celebration of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) ward best practice. It showcases a sparkly palette of ideas, articles, quotes, research and resources about therapeutic CAMHS care. There are imaginative efforts by wards throughout the country that are expertly putting the CAMHeleon approach into practice, and this site [...]

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TalkWell

TalkWell

    TalkWell is a conversation training resource for mental health workers. It’s a lively and practical way to help your staff to: become better listeners enjoy and feel able to manage conversations about anything from Coronation Street to coping with compulsions have a greater awareness of what’s happening in patients’ minds and their own [...]

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Ward Buddy

Ward Buddy

Ward Buddy is here to accompany inpatients through various experiences of ward life; from arriving on the ward to the rediscovery of hope, amongst other themes. The booklet is filled with experiences of recovery and mini snippets of ward life that have been kindly offered and beautifully illustrated by people who have had stays on mental health wards.

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