David Wilmott

How I became a Director of Nursing despite leaving school with just two O-Levels

A Registered Nurse for more than 20 years, David Wilmott has worked across a number of services including acute and mental health and is now Director of Nursing at Cygnet Group. David has shared his story of how leaving school with little qualification didn’t hold him back in reaching his nursing ambitions.

A life worth living thanks to Cygnet Acer Clinic

In our latest blog Tara shares her journey in inpatient services and how an admission to Cygnet Acer Clinic in 2022 gave her the confidence and skills to move into the community and give her a life she wanted to live.

Matthew Gill

How to encourage conversations about mental health

Time to Talk Day is an annual awareness day held at the beginning of February. It’s a day for us all to start a conversation about mental health. Our Regional Director of Psychology, Matt Gill, shares his insight into how to encourage conversations about mental health and how to best support somebody who is opening up.

Leanne Flint

My role at Cygnet

Support workers are the backbone of our organisation, providing care for our service users, patients and residents, all year round. Leanne Flint initially joined Cygnet as a support worker in 2008 and in our latest blog she writes about the training and personal development that has helped her progress in her career.

David Wilmott

David Wilmott responds to Centre for Mental Health report ‘Reaching Out’

Cygnet's Director of Nursing, David Wilmott, responds to new analysis from the Centre of Mental Health's publication Reaching Out which looks at ways of improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness and highlights how new investment has been used around the country to improve outreach services.

Stacey Chishiri

8 tips for dealing with loneliness at Christmas

For so many, Christmas is a time of cheer, celebration and spending quality time with loved ones. Yet for others, the reality is quite different. It can either bring about feelings of loneliness or exacerbate them. Our Occupational Therapist at Cygnet Hospital Derby, Stacey Chishiri, offers some valuable advice and tips for anybody who may find themselves in that situation.