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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.

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The Haven opens its doors to young people in Surrey – @sabpNHS

Our Trust, along with Surrey County Council and Guildford and Waverley CCG, has launched a new service that offers 10-18 year olds a place to talk about things they are struggling to deal with. The Haven, based at the Discovery Centre in Guildford, is open for a two year trial period to give children and young […]

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Peer support service launches @oxfordhealthnhs

A new initiative that will see jobs created for patients and service users is being rolled out across our adult services over the coming months. These new roles will allow those with knowledge and skills learnt through their own experiences of mental illness to work alongside staff here at Oxford Health and help with treatment […]

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We welcome new head of social work and safeguarding, Kate Linhart  @HPFT_NHS

We welcome new head of social work and safeguarding, Kate Linhart @HPFT_NHS

Our congratulations to Kate Linhart, previously Consultant Social Worker at HPFT who has been appointed as the new Head of Social Work and Safeguarding. Kate will take the lead in ensuring HPFT delivers excellent social care and social inclusion outcome for our service users and carers. Her role includes developing, monitoring and sharing good professional practice to safeguard […]

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Have your say on the renaming of our Trust @5BoroughsNHS

5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is planning to change its name As part of this, we feel it’s important to give you, as our service users, carers, staff and stakeholders, the chance to share your views on our proposed name options before we decide what our new name will be. Why a new name […]

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Parkside Mental Health Resource Centre is now officially open @TEWV

Parkside Mental Health Resource Centre (MHRC) in Middlesbrough has been officially opened today, Monday 20 February. Lesley Bessant, our Trust chairman marked the occasion by unveiling a plaque at the new base which provides community mental health services for adults living in the Middlesbrough area. TEWV has invested over £2m as part of its commitment to modernise […]

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Unique innovation fund supports community programmes @TEWV

A unique funding programme developed by a local NHS mental health trust is supporting six voluntary / community programmes in the York and Selby area to deliver projects to local people who are living with, or at risk of mental ill health and learning disabilities. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) developed […]

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The Sunflower Parent Sensory Programme - @5Boroughs NHS

The Sunflower Parent Sensory Programme – @5Boroughs NHS

The Sunflower Parent Sensory Programme delivers rays of delight to families in St Helens and Knowsley Having realised the way they were operating wasn’t working, the Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy team had the courage to stop, and consult with families to review services. The result was the Sunflower Parent Sensory Training programme, a […]

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Visit to Merseyside to help combat mental health stigma @CI_NHS

Participants from Arsenal in the Community mental health scheme travelled to Merseyside for a trip to remember when Arsenal’s players played Everton in the Community in a special five-a-side match. The Premier League/BT Disability Sport Programme, which was launched last year, brought the two teams together to play before watching the Gunners play Everton at Goodison Park. Read more […]

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New mental health roles in Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough @TEWV

We’ve recruited five new members of staff to work alongside other health and social care colleagues, to provide improved, joined up care for residents in Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough. These registered mental health nurses are working as wellbeing practitioners in teams with social workers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, care support workers, voluntary services and GPs. Our practitioners […]

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New updated guide to mental health and wellbeing in York @TEWV

Healthwatch York has published its renewed guide to mental health and wellbeing in York. The free guide which was funded by our Trust will be distributed to statutory organisations who work with people with mental health issues as well as GP practices, local libraries and other community venues. The first edition of the guide, which was […]

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Partnership Matters – our new newsletter @withoutstigma

Click here to read our brand new newsletter – Partnership Matters! Inside you will find features and stories about the people who use our services and work for here.This magazine is for anyone with an interest in mental health and care and treatment for mental health problems. This is a new magazine which aims to […]

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Moving Minds project @KMPTNHS

The project tells stories through dance, theatre, digital media and film to challenge negative views about mental illness. Want to know more? Come along to see what it is all about at the exploratory workshop on Thursday 19 January, 2pm – 5pm at HeArt in the Community, Unit 678, Upper Floor, Pentagon Centre, Chatham, Kent […]

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Supporting mental health in the LGBT+ community   @DPT_NHS

Supporting mental health in the LGBT+ community @DPT_NHS

Our Equality and Diversity Lead, Sabrina McAndrew, (mid photo) and Jo Portues (far left) from the East and Mid Devon Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team attended Intercom Trust’s Open Day recently. Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in the south west. They provide help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and […]

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Congratulations to all the individuals and teams that have made the finalists’ list for our Making A Difference Awards @TEWV

Our shortlisting panel and the public have spoken and the finalists for the Making a Difference Awards 2016 are announced … Clinician of the year • Samantha Taylor, clinical lead, forensic services, Sandpiper Ward, Ridgeway, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough • Angela Cross, advanced practitioner, adult mental health services, South Durham affective disorders team, Enterprise House, Spennymoor […]

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A GROUP of service user and carer involvement scheme volunteers from our Trust have come together to write a song @5BoroughsNHS

A GROUP of service user and carer involvement scheme volunteers from our Trust have come together to write a song about their role on the Trust’s Internal Quality Inspections team, titled ‘We’ve Been Everywhere.’ Rewriting the lyrics to Jonny Cash’s hit ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’, the team of volunteers took to the stage at a recent Trust […]

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