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10 Dec 2012 Guest blog by Debbie Cleaveley    Mental ill health. You never think it’s going to happen to you so when it does, it pulls your legs from under you and you fall into a blubbery heap of misery that feels totally, agonisingly alone and terrified. As a mental health nurse, it was never […]

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Providing meaningful activity on a busy ward

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14 Nov 2012 Guest blog by Sam Wilson, Healthcare Support Worker Hi I’m Sam. I’m a healthcare support worker and I work in inpatient psychiatry. In this role I work alongside talented professionals such as qualified nurses and occupational therapists to provide therapeutic sessions to our inpatients. In this blog entry I hope to provide […]

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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.