Crisis Care Concordat

The Crisis Care Concordat is a national agreement between the Department of Health and the Home Office.  Signatories also include Local Authorities and Police services.  Service user and carer input was supported by Mind. The aim of the Crisis Care Concordat is to provide early intervention for people in mental health crisis. The Concordat sets out how organisations will work together better to en...

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Understanding the brain and nervous system

“Neuroscience for Kids” is a fantatstic US based website which in the words of it’s creators: “Has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system”. Understanding mental illness also means understanding the nervous system in all it’s complexities; this website makes this daunting task fun, interesting and accessible fo...

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Get Fit for 2015 with CW1 Crossfit

A new scheme in East Cheshire invites people with a mental health condition to take part in free personalised fitness sessions. Starting from 8 January 2015, staff from Cheshire and Wirral NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) will support a 12 week project of tailored sessions delivered by CW1 CrossFit in Crewe, in a drive to improve physical and mental well-being. The project has been given the go ahead wi...

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East Cheshire and Vale Royal EI Calendar 2015

The East Cheshire and Vale Royal EI Team based in Congleton have a produced a calendar for 2015 showcasing the art work and poetry of their talented service users. This is the first year we are attempting to sell our creation and we are asking for a voluntary contribution from anyone who would like a copy; all proceeds made will be going to Jamie’s Fund, supporting mental health care in Uganda. Th...

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NICE Guidelines for Psychosis

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines give the recommended evidence based interventions for many health conditions  in the UK ………. including psychosis! Press the relevant guideline below for a link to its public information NICE website page:   Banner image of “Guidelines” courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net...

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New genetic clues to the causes of psychosis

 Have a look at this BBC News story from July 2014 about recent advances in the understanding of the genetics behind psychosis and schizophrenia: Banner image of “DNA” courtesy of ddpavumba at FreeDigitalPhotos.net...

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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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