Ali Curtis

Back to School: Tips to Support Children’s Mental Health

Returning to school after the summer break can be a stressful time for young people. Plenty of children are going to feel anxious about the start of term, whether they are starting a new school or just moving up a year. Ali Curtis, our National CAMHS Nurse Lead, has helpfully answered some questions about what signs to watch out for in young people and how we can best support their mental health.

Dr Naresh Rasquinha

Supporting someone with suicidal thoughts

In this blog for World Suicide Prevention Day Dr Naresh Rasquinha, Chair of Cygnet’s Suicide Prevention Strategy Group, provides tips for supporting someone with suicidal thoughts.

Activity PRN – An Interview with Neil Barker

Neil Barker, Head of Occupational Therapy at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone, recently completed a project titled: Activity PRN: Exploring Meaningful Occupation As and When Required On a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.The project was successful in increasing the number of meaningful activities and the frequency of activity participation on the ward. Neil shares some key information about the project below.