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openminded.org.uk is an NHS website, run by the CWP Early Intervention Team.

This site has been developed for everyone across Cheshire and Wirral that want to know more about psychosis and how we can work with you to ensure a successful journey to recovery.

  • PT Scheme Prince’s Trust Scheme Success
    Congratulations to two of our young people who have successfully completed a twelve week personal development course with the Prince’s Trust facilitated by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. For more information on the scheme and how to apply for a place at one of the 6 sites across the county of Cheshire click here. The programme involved developing skills in communication, confidence, working with others, job search skills, voluntary work and leadership.  Everyone gained qualifications/skills in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills, First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene and Health and Safety at Work. Week eight and nine include individualised work placements. At the end of the course everyone attended an awards evening at Crewe Hall, a special occasion and one to be remembered.    

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in our success section

  • “It hit me like a wave” – A Recovery Story

    The following was written by Jon, who has accessed our service. When did things start to change? After losing a job due to a mistake I had made and breaking ...

  • The Big Life Film

    A group of young people who have accessed the Wirral Early Intervention team have collaborated with The Open Door Centre to produce a short film exploring the experience ...

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    In order to ensure people experiencing a first episode of psychosis have speedy and easy access to the best evidence based interventions to help them recover, NHS England have developed the Early Intervention in Psychosis Access and Waiting Time Standard.

    This states that from April 1st 2016, more than 50% of people experiencing a first episode psychosis commence a NICE recommended package of care within 2 weeks of referral.

    Two other changes to services that the standard requires are:

    1. People aged 35 to 65 experiencing a first episode of psychosis can also have access to EI services.
    2. People referred to EI services with suspected first episode psychosis who following assessment are found not to have a fully developed psychotic illness but rather an “at ...

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in our what's new section

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In order to ensure people experiencing a first episode of psychosis have speedy and easy access to t...

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Opportunity to get involved with national psychosis research studies

Opportunity to get involve...

CWP Early Intervention in psychosis services are helping recruit participants to two important natio...

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Prince’s Trust Scheme Success

Prince’s Trust Schem...

Congratulations to two of our young people who have successfully completed a twelve week personal de...

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Chester PLUS

Chester PLUS

Chester PLUS is a peer support group that provides a drop in for people over the age of 18 years to ...

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Early Intervention Gets Active with CrossFit Fierce Spirit

Early Intervention Gets Ac...

The East Cheshire and Vale Royal Early Intervention Team service users have been benefitting from th...

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Allotment Gardening Can Boost Mental Health

Allotment Gardening Can Bo...

Recent research on the BBC News website has shown how gardening can have beneficial effects on ones ...

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CWP achieves good results for outstanding care from national regulator

CWP achieves good results ...

CEO Sheena Cumiskey responds to announcement that CWP has been recognised as “good” following the CQ...

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Making Space Carer – Led Support Group for Carers of those with mental health issues

Making Space Carer –...

‘We’ are carers who attend a carer-led support group that is based in Northwich. We chat...

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