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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Teenage Mind

Have a look at these two articles on the BBC which tell you about an interesting study which is advancing our understanding of how a person’s nervous system develops as a teenager. The impact this natural process can sometimes have on the development of mental illness is particularly relevant to young people who have experienced psychosis. BBC News Article BBC News Video...

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