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Loads of practical ideas for improving the daily experiences and treatment outcomes of mental health inpatients

 

Star Wards members use and adapt our resources to stimulate and structure therapeutic and enjoyable daily programmes for inpatients in the full range of wards including elderly, rehab, learning disability and secure. Sometimes it’s huge things, like transforming a ward with low morale and high aggression into one where significantly increased safety is both a result and illustration of the new culture of constructive patient engagement and staff satisfaction. Or it may be just a brief, warm exchange between a patient and nurse, capturing the mutual respect and trust which characterises so much inpatient care.

The Star Wards publications (download links below) are packed full of inspirational therapeutic practice examples that can be easily introduced and adapted.  Many features of ward life are covered, including ideas for:

  • Recreation and conversation
  • Physical health and activity
  • Visitors
  • Care planning
  • Talking therapies and self-management
  • Ward community
  • Patient responsibility

 

Free Downloads To Get You Started

The Star Wards community adopts and adapts our portfolio of 75 practical ideas to validate their existing good practice and to inspire further development. Most members are using Star Wards ideas as action planning or benchmarking exercises, but we must stress this is very optional! However, it invariably provides a real uplift as staff see how much of the great practice they take for granted are listed in the ideas.

 

By downloading our resources, you will be automatically added to the Star Wards mailing list.

 

Star Wards Booklet (First edition)

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Star Wards 1 4.03 MB 2029 downloads

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Star Wards Booklet (Second edition)

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Star Wards 2 5.02 MB 117 downloads

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‘Tweaking, Turning, Transforming’ 75 Ideas Chart and Checklist

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Ward Ideas Chart 246.73 KB 127 downloads

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75 Ideas Benchmarking Sheet

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Benchmarking Sheet 667.04 KB 3337 downloads

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What’s Inside?

Star Wards 1

Contents include:

  • In-patients’ current experience of how their days are spent
  • Psychology on the wards
  • The evidence base for the Star Wards’ ideas
  • Making Mental Health Wards Great Places to Work – Henry Stewart
  • Improving Patient-Centred Care: 10 Customer Service Tips – Phil Dourado
  • Star Wards’ 75 ideas
  • Achieving change

Star Wards 2

Contents include:

  • Creating a Star Ward
  • 75 ideas: at a glance guide
  • Features on:
    • Mutual support
    • Creating therapeutic and safe environments
    • Self-medication
    • Arts for health
  • Best practice in:
    • Recreation and conversation
    • Physical health, activity and well-being
    • Visitors, volunteers and carers. (And pets)
    • Care planning
    • Talking therapies and self-management
    • Ward community
    • Patient responsibility
  • Activities’ list

 

 

Click here to read about how to get patients involved in your Star Wards project.

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