22 Oct

Star Wards’ Impact Review

As Zhou Enlai didn’t say, when asked about the impact of the French Revolution of 1789, it isn’t too soon to say.We can unequivocally say that we do know about Star Wards’ impact, thanks to the masses of generous, warm and cuddly feedback about the difference Star Wards is making. But we thought we should check it out a bit more systematically! Many thanks again to all of you who spent the time filling in our Stupidly Big Members’ Survey. The report by Prof Alan Simpson (woo! grand!) is downloadable here:
And if you’re curious about other evidence of Star Wards’ impact, you can download a short summary here:  Star_Wards_Impact_Review_2010_in_brief.doc



And if, for some reason, you’d really like to know all the details, here’s the very long version of our Impact Review:  StarWards_Impact_Review_2010_Full.doc



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You might be wondering – what difference does Star Wards actually make to mental health wards? It’s a question we continuously ask ourselves, to make sure that we are having a positive impact. Well, we have over 800 wards signed up to receive our resources and, in the past, we have had Star Wards independently evaluated. A micro-summary of what our users have said is that wards who tried Star Wards ideas had:

This is not about us, it is about people like you. These improvements are down to your hard work. And you can check our newsletters for wards doing amazing things right now. So we are told we do help you make a difference – and we want to get better and be here to help you in the future. So, join up, join in and let us know your wonderful ideas – and if you can donate to us or fundraise for us, we would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for all you do.