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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.

National survey launched to help improve care for veterans

NHS England is asking armed forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services and help improve future care in the North East and across the country.  They are also asking for serving personnel to comment on what services they would wish to see. The launch of the national survey on Monday 25 January […]

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Local mental health organisations team up for moving educational video

Two of Wirral’s largest mental health support organisations, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) and The Open Door Centre, have launched ‘The Big Life Film’ project – a short video raising awareness and challenging stigma around the emotional difficulties faced by many young people. The video – created collaboratively with a group of […]

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Winners and Highly Commended – #MHAwards

Art, Mental Health and Well-being WINNERS:- Open Arts – South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust HIGHLY COMMENDED:- Musical Connections – Birmingham &Solihull MH NHS Foundation Trust and Quench Arts CIC Cartwheel Arts – Rochdale Clock View Hospital Project Team – Mersey Care NHS Trust Older People’s Mental Health WINNERS:- The Behaviour and Communication Support […]

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Ellie Walsh

National Leads Announced

The Positive Practice in MH Collaborative are pleased  and proud to announce a number of national leads for our special interest groups. The first of which is Claire Andre,  Clinical Lead for MH and Policing at NTW NHS Foundation Trust, who will be leading for us on all of our work around MH and the […]

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MH and Policing

Coming soon more information about our MH and Policing Event in Newcastle on 18th November – Free to Collaborative Members

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The North East To Host National Positive Practice in MH Awards

The North East To Host National Positive Practice in MH Awards

The North East will next week host the country’s largest celebration of good practice in mental health care. Almost 400 people are expected to attend the national Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards in Gateshead on Wednesday 14 October which are organised annually by the multi-agency patient led Positive Practice Mental Health Collaborative. This year’s […]

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Claire Andre

Working with the police to ensure an enhanced service for those in need

Police officers and specialist nurses are working together across the North East to offer help to people experiencing mental health crisis. Last year saw the introduction of the South of Tyne Street Triage team. This brought together Northumbria Police and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) –the region’s mental health and disability care […]

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Louise is crowned with top award

A North East nurse has been named as one of the best in the country after being nominated by her patients for a national care award. Louise Caisley who works for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), the region’s mental health and disability care provider, has been named Outstanding Practitioner at the Care […]

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Signposting help during Dementia Awareness Week

Mersey Care’s Memory Services for Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby were on hand to help hundreds of visitors at a dementia awareness event hosted by Everton in the Community at Goodison. The open day on Wednesday (20 May, 2015) was held during national Dementia Awareness Week for members of the public, service users and carers to […]

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Region unites to support the most vulnerable

The NHS, police, councils and the voluntary sector have come together in the North East to improve crisis care for people with serious mental health problems. This week action plans have been agreed which pledge to provide the right care for vulnerable people in times of crisis. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) […]

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Creative Food Competition

Fish made from fruit and cupcakes in the shape of flowers are amongst the entries in a competition being run by NHS staff in the region to help promote good nutrition and hydration. The region’s largest provider of mental health and disability services is organising a creative competition as part of its Nutrition and Hydration […]

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