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Welcome to the Positive Practice News Section. Here you will find all the latest updates from within our collaborative. If you have a story you would like us to share please get in touch.

Sheffield bucks the national trend @SHSCFT

The Care Quality Commission’s recently published report, the State of Care in Mental Health Services, raises concerns about service users in locked mental health rehabilitation wards, often situated a long way from their homes resulting in isolation from friends and families.  This is not the reality for Sheffield mental health service users as over the […]

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#PPiMH Quality Improvement Special Interest Group Event

#PPiMH Quality Improvement Special Interest Group Event October 12th 2017 10 am – 3 pm The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool The SIG is an opportunity to: Identify and share positive practice in relation to quality improvement Showcase your work Meet people interested in quality improvement, network and support each other Explore opportunities to overcome challenges together […]

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#PPiMH CYPMH Special Interest Group Event

#PPiMH CYPMH Special Interest Group Event 12th October 2017 The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool A chance to showcase your positive practice in CYPMH services and network with others working in services. For more information please contact:- Michelle.Trainer@nhs.net or to book please visit http://bit.ly/2tPXymZ

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#PPiMH Quality Improvement Special Interest Group Event

#PPiMH Quality Improvement Special Interest Group Event October 12th 2017 10 am – 3 pm The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool The SIG is an opportunity to: Identify and share positive practice in relation to quality improvement Showcase your work Meet people interested in quality improvement, network and support each other Explore opportunities to overcome challenges together […]

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#PPiMH Mental Wellbeing of Staff Special Interest Group

#PPiMH Mental Wellbeing of Staff Special Interest Group October 2nd 2017 Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust Presentations to be announced shortly but including the Wellbeing Programme at Mersey Fire and Rescue Service Free to Collaborative Members For more information:- please contact Ellie.Walsh@nhs.net    or Gita.Bhutani@lancashirecare.nhs.uk or book at http://bit.ly/2sKAcLx  

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Humber NHS Foundation Trust awarded multi-million pound contract to develop new mental health inpatient unit for children and young people @HumberNHS

Humber NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to develop a new mental health inpatient service for children and young people.  The Trust will establish an 11-bed unit for 13 to 18-year-olds from Hull, the East Riding and North and North-East Lincolnshire after signing a 10-year deal with NHS England. Aimed at […]

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Trust faces lead university's careers campaign     @NHS_ELFT

Trust faces lead university’s careers campaign @NHS_ELFT

  A husband and wife team from the Trust have taken centre stage in a campaign to encourage more South Asians from Luton into careers in mental health. Shannaz and Zaz Wahid have supported a University of Bedfordshire outreach project in Luton focused on promoting courses and careers in nursing, including mental health, and midwifery. […]

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Launch of Reset Drug and Alcohol Service   @NHS_ELFT

Launch of Reset Drug and Alcohol Service @NHS_ELFT

Reset, Tower Hamlets integrated drug and alcohol treatment had its formal launch on Monday 3 July. The service has seen 500 new starts into treatment in the first six months since it opened for business on 1 February 2017. Reset offers treatment, advice and information to substance users (drug and alcohol) and to people who […]

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People with dementia benefit from goal-orientated therapy @kmptnhs

Personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementia significantly improve their ability to engage in important everyday activities and tasks. A large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, presented at the international Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 on Tuesday July 18, has found that cognitive rehabilitation leads to people seeing […]

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Congratulations to i-Rock in Hastings @withoutstigma

A mental health project which supports young people in Hastings has come 2nd at a national awards ceremony. i-Rock, a drop-in service for young people aged 14-25 in Hastings, was shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Redesign of Care in Mental Health’ category at the Healthcare Transformation Awards. The awards celebrated hard work and innovation in local healthcare […]

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Join our reader panel! @LancashireCare

We are looking for people who are interested in playing an important part in ensuring that patient and carer information is of the highest quality! Your insight and opinions can play an important role in the development of patient information leaflets, booklets and other printed materials for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. Being a part […]

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Healthcare Heroes Shine at You’re A Star Awards 2017 @BDCFT

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust rolled out the red carpet on the evening of Friday 7 July to welcome guests to the Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel and reveal the winners of the five award categories in its annual You’re A Star Awards. Dedicated staff and volunteers from across the district were recognised during the […]

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Tackling mental health stigma   @SHSCFT

Tackling mental health stigma @SHSCFT

Tackling mental health stigma Sheffield hosted its first South Asian Mental Health Conference on 29 April at the Pakistani Muslin Centre.  The free event was organised by Nighat Basharat, EPIC Link Worker with the support of Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) and the Pakistani Muslim Centre. The purpose of the event […]

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Bespoke NHS unit for adults with autism praised in design awards @NTWNHS

A North East NHS centre designed specifically to support adults with autism has been praised by European experts for its “clever” and “innovative” design. The Mitford Unit at Northgate Hospital, Morpeth, opened to patients in November 2016. It followed years of painstaking research and development to make it as welcoming as possible for adults living […]

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Live in London – Please Support! @Thrive LDN

Residents, businesses, schools and community and faith organisations in London are being invited to join a new citywide movement that aims to get everyone talking and working together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. One in four Londoners will suffer from poor mental health and we all know people who have […]

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