Resource for siblings

Sibling support  Siblings can be affected by the onset of a psychotic illness in a brother or sister. This can include stress which can be caused by a lack of understanding about the illness, or the availability of support.  Siblings are however well placed to provide support towards recovery.  The E Sibling Project is run by mental health professionals based at King’s College London. We hav...

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Help to achieve a healthy lifestyle

The Healthy Living Centre in Ellesmere Port has a number of programmes to support people with healthy life styles: the ‘why weight programme’ (www.cwp-whyweight.com) is a free 12 week weight loss programme. people can learn to cook healthy meals on a budget in a 6 week cooking programme. Food is provided and you can take your meals home . a themed cookery class takes place on a monthly...

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Who are Kooth?

Kooth is a web site that is for young people who are at school or college who are experiencing stress. Kooth provides an opportunity to talk to someone who can help you find ways to cope with your problems. KOOTH gives young people the chance to get support with problems at home, problems at school, drink and drugs, sexual health and sexuality, anxiety, eating disorders or any other issues you mig...

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The Recovery College

Recovery is helping people to be the best  they can and want to be . Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) is now into the second year of a five year strategy which aims to embed the principles of Recovery into everything we do.  The West  Cheshire  Recovery College  forms  part of the Healthy Living Centre in  Blacon, Chester and was refurbished to become a place for interact...

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Wirral EI Football Team Success

Congratulations to Wirral Early Intervention Service user Football Team for another superb Season in Everton Football Club’s “Imagine your Goals” Football League. In conjunction with the “Time to Change” anti stigma campaign, the programme aims to improve social inclusion and wellbeing for people with mental health problems, as well as tackle mental health stigma and discriminati...

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Healthy Active Lives (HeAL)

The HeAL statement recognises that young people have the right to have a healthy and active life, and that their physical and mental health will be equally valued. This statement can be found at www.iphys.org.au The CWP early intervention in psychosis teams are focusing on achieving regular physical health checks and interventions for young people developing psychosis. The statement sets out targe...

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“Beth’s story: What is it like to be sectioned?”

Although this is not the case for many of our patients occasionally a person suffering a psychotic illness or other mental health problem may be assessed or treated under the Mental Health Act. This BBC article tells the story of a young woman with an eating disorder who was treated under the Mental Health Act. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22984708  ...

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Relaxation and Meditation classes

Relaxation Taster Sessions (Free) Learn relaxation techniques including Indian Head massage, Acupressure and Deep Breathing . There are limited spaces and advance booking is required. This takes place at the Chester Healthy Living Centre, Ground Floor, Plas Dinas, Blacon Point Road, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5SN. You can telephone the Blacon Healthy Living Centre on 01244 385035, or visit the website :...

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