Latest Success

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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“It hit me like a wave” – A Recovery Story

The following was written by Jon, who has accessed our service. When did things start to change? After losing a job due to a mistake I had made and breaking up with my girlfriend after a difficult relationship, I started to feel quite down. I didn’t have much to do, so I spent a lot of time dwelling on things. Because of how I was feeling, I stopped doing the things I used to enjoy, like playing o...

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The Big Life Film

A group of young people who have accessed the Wirral Early Intervention team have collaborated with The Open Door Centre to produce a short film exploring the experience of mental health and coping strategies. The film outlines a Stress Vulnerability approach to mental health and aims to destigmatize the experience of it from first-hand experience. Our young people designed every aspect of the fil...

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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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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’ ( 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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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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The 'success' posts on this website can be grouped under two main headings:

Updates from our Teams, showcasing different aspects of the work we do.

Real life stories, kindly provided by individuals that use our service.

Though these accounts come from a broad range of service users with often very different backgrounds, they all tell of how with support, time and determination each individual has managed to move forwards on their recovery journey, to achieve the outcomes they rightly deserve.

We are very proud of the progress all of our service users make towards their goals and would like to thank everyone that shares their story for the inspiration they provide.

Remember you are not alone and the Early Intervention Team are here to help you.
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