Chester PLUS

Chester PLUS is a peer support group that provides a drop in for people over the age of 18 years to visit, chat and have a cup of tea. The group is supported by Rethink. The group is run by people who have experienced mental health problems, and can provide support for people who may otherwise feel socially isolated. People can meet socially, make new friends as well as share their experiences. Th...

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Early Intervention Gets Active with CrossFit Fierce Spirit

The East Cheshire and Vale Royal Early Intervention Team service users have been benefitting from the expert fitness coaching at CrossFit Fierce Spirit, Congleton. This is the third CrossFit exercise programme to improve the physical fitness and wellbeing of our service users we have offered in conjuntion with local CrossFit boxes over the last 12 months. The first two programmes were developed in...

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Allotment Gardening Can Boost Mental Health

Recent research on the BBC News website has shown how gardening can have beneficial effects on ones mental and physcial health. To find out more informtion click here The Chelsea Flower Show in May 2015 also showcased a number of community projects who were promoting the positive influence gardening can have on wellbeing. During 2014 and 2015 one of the assistant practitioners with the East Cheshi...

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CWP achieves good results for outstanding care from national regulator

CEO Sheena Cumiskey responds to announcement that CWP has been recognised as “good” following the CQC inspection of Trustwide services in June: I am delighted to announce that CWP has been recognised as “good” following the CQC inspection of Trustwide services in June. The report, published today, shows services were rated ‘outstanding’ for being caring, ‘good’ for being responsive, well-led and e...

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

‘We’ are carers who attend a carer-led support group that is based in Northwich. We chat, organise outings, do quizzes, and listen to speakers on subjects that are important to us. Its lovely to look forward to unwinding in a friendly , understanding,  and confidential environment once a month. We welcome new members, and would love you to join us. The only requirement is that you look...

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The Big Life Film Launch Event

As mentioned previously, the Wirral Early Intervention Team, The Open Door Centre and Wirral CAMHS have collaborated to produce a short film exploring mental health in young people. The film, titled “The Big Life Film”, was designed, scripted and acted by young people. It tells the stories of three young people facing a variety of common stressors, explores the impact this has on their mental heal...

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Wirral Open Mic Night

The Wirral Early Intervention Team hosts a monthly Open Mic Night at Hope Place Café, a community hub based in Prenton. The nights are increasingly popular, with an average of 40 attendees including mental health professionals, individuals who have accessed services, members of the general public and regular coffee shop-goers. Ian Campbell, a Mental Health Practitioner from the Wirral team who hos...

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The Big Life Film Project

The Wirral Early Intervention Team has collaborated with The Open Door Centre – a mental health charity based in Wallasey – and Wirral CAMHS to produce a psychoeducational film around mental health. Between November 2014 and March 2015, a group of 6 young people who have previously accessed our services collaborated with us to design, script and record the film. They decided to explore the link be...

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