Buddy

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Click here to view the Animal Magic gallery!   Buddy and her buddies!!     Buddy is Marion’s adored support dog, a 12 year old Tibetan Terrier. The Guardian’s Stuart Heritage wrote: Everyone should have a Buddy. When Buddy enters a room, everything automatically lights up. Buddy exudes charisma. Buddy is the life and soul. […]

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Guardian Christmas Charity Appeal 2014

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    A huge thanks to Guardian readers – and everyone else!   Star Wards was beyond thrilled to be chosen as one of the Guardian’s 2014 Christmas Appeal charities, along with eight fantastic mental health organisations. Guardian readers (and staff!) are renowned for their commitment to social justice and improving the experiences of people facing the […]

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Star Wards Newsletter Spring 2019

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Inspired to be the first Australia Full Monty

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By Melissa Angelone  Earlier this year I had the absolute pleasure of visiting adult and older person’s mental health services based in Grimsby, Sunderland, and Newcastle upon Tyne.  After attending a conference in Australia where Geoff presented on the fantastic program that is Star Wards, and all the wonderful work being undertaken to support and […]

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Animal Magic – Options for patient contact with animals

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Star Wards Newsletter – Spring 2018

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Sharing News and Experiences About Ward Life

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  By Sam Wilson   Hello everyone! It’s nice to be back behind the keyboard talking about my experience of life on a ward. In this blog I want to mull over some thoughts about sharing news and ideas with other staff members and patients in your ward community. But let me start with a […]

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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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Star Wards Submission to RCPsych Commission on Acute Adult Psychiatric Care

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 The Royal College of Psychiatrists have set up a Commission “to review the provision of inpatient psychiatric care for adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been set-up in response to concerns about whether there are sufficient acute inpatient psychiatric beds and alternatives to admission available for patients and service users.” More information about […]

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An epic £400,000 raised! Guardian Christmas Charity Appeal 2014

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    A huge thanks to Guardian readers – and everyone else!   Star Wards was beyond thrilled to be chosen as one of the Guardian’s 2014 Christmas Appeal charities, along with eight fantastic mental health organisations. Guardian readers (and staff!) are renowned for their commitment to social justice and improving the experiences of people facing the […]

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