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...

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Opportunity to get involved with national psychosis research studies

CWP Early Intervention in psychosis services are helping recruit participants to two important national research studies which are looking to develop our understanding of psychosis and it’s causes; it is hoped this may lead in time to the development of new investigations and treatments for patients to help in their recovery. Participation in the studies is entirely voluntary and does not ef...

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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 wit...

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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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