Voting for funds for Samaritans

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To cut to the chase, Star Wards is only possible thanks to the exceptional support I get to manage my very debilitating mental illness. I’m very reliant on the Samaritans who provide something very distinctive to the remarkable 24/7 access I have to my two specialist therapists.

Samaritans have been shortlisted for Lloyds Bank’s charity of the year and the decision will be based on their staff’s votes. So if you know anyone who works for Lloyds TSB, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Cheltenham & Gloucester, or Scottish Widows, please can you encourage them to vote for Samaritans (via their staff intranet, between now and Oct 22nd.) There’s information about this on the Samaritans’ website:


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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.