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Star Wards Newsletter – March 2016

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Welcome to the March 2016 edition of Imagine, the Star Wards Newsletter dedicated to our members!

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Star Wards Newsletter – December 2015

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Welcome to the December 2015 edition of Imagine, the Star Wards Newsletter dedicated to our members!

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Star Wards Newsletter – September 2015

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Welcome to the September 2015 edition of Imagine, the Star Wards Newsletter dedicated to our members!

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Christmas 2014 Newsletter

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It’s that time of year again: the days are getting shorter and colder, the queues are getting longer and your bank account has probably taken a bit of a bashing! One thing we’re sure hasn’t changed though is your constant busyness. And while others are looking forward to a break, you’re no doubt working a great deal over the next few weeks. We hope your rota allows for some rest and festivity amidst this busy time and the ward is starting to feel lovely and christmasy.

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SW Newsletter 18.5

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  Developing our practice: working with survivors/victims of violence and abuse, particularly child sexual abuse. Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust (SABP) has been approved as one of the pilots for the Department of Health (DH), Mental Health Trusts Collaboration Project, launched in June 2006. This is an exciting and important opportunity in developing our […]

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Star Wards’ Newsletter #15

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  Welcome to the latest newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the network. We’re now in the happy position of having way too many new good practice examples for me to cram into 2 pages, even with crafty reduction of fonts, margins and pictures of orang-utans. So we’ve expanded to 3 […]

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Star Wards’ Newsletter #14

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  Welcome to the latest newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the network. I won’t go on and on about the survey again, to leave lots of space for this fortnight’s featured hospital – Huntercombe in Roehampton. This is an independent hospital and the first one we’ve written up. There are […]

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Star Wards’ Newsletter #13

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  Welcome to the latest newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the network. Interestingly, we’re getting increasing numbers of enquiries from learning disability wards, and we’d welcome you encouraging your learning disability (and elderly) colleagues to join the network. The big development this fortnight is the survey. And… yet another plea […]

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Star Wards’ Newsletter #12

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  Welcome to the latest newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the network, including wards in Bowmere Hospital, Cheshire and Wirral, who feature in this fortnight’s newsletter. Wotton Lawn Hospital, just a few of whose best practice examples were included last time, is a hard act to follow. But Bowmere’s imaginative […]

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Star Wards’ Newsletter #11

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  Welcome to the latest newsletter and a warm welcome to the new members of the network, including all 13 (wow!) wards from South Birmingham and Sandwell trusts. There are now almost 100 wards piloting Star Wards! Thanks to the suggestion from the head of policy at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, we’re working […]

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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. You can donate on the website or discuss fundraising by e-mailing here. Thank you for all you do.