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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Cannabis and Psychosis

Recent research published in the “Lancet” has added further evidence supporting the link between cannabis usage and developing psychosis. [do action="om-bullets"]To read the full story published on the 16/02/2015 in the Health section of  the BBC News website press here![/do] Image of cannabis leaf in banner courtesy of ”Paul” at

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EI Service User Achievements 2014/15

It is always good to celebrate success, particularly when young people have faced the challenges and demands of balancing mental health whilst undertaking studies/employment. We would like to acknowledge and share the following successes achieved by East Cheshire and Vale Royal service users:   COMPLETED SUMMER 2014: * BTEC Diploma Music Performance – Distinction Merit – Mancheste...

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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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