Some news about the Star Wards site

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To help you to access all our resources easily and to reduce Bright’s costs (the little charity behind Star Wards), we’ve moved some of our online content to As well as the original 75 ideas to validate existing good mental health ward practice and to inspire further service development, the Star Wards website is now home to:

  • WARD STARS – An achievement scheme for mental health care assistants and other support staff.
  • MARVELLOUS CARE – For mental health staff looking after patients with a learning disability in acute care.
  • ANIMAL MAGIC – Promoting the therapeutic use of animals in mental health care.
  • WARDIPEDIA – Our encyclopaedic resource of good practice in acute mental health care.

You can navigate these sections via the new dedicated menu at

We’re currently doing a few finishing touches, so if you notice anything that looks a bit dodgy do please let us know and we’ll fix it.

Thanks so much for being part of the Star Wards family

The Star Wards team

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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.