Radio and TV presenter Roman Kemp has urged ministers to take children’s mental health more seriously and take greater action to protect them. In our latest blog Ed Hall, Cygnet's Head of Education, offers his support to Roman's plea.
Cygnet’s Suicide Prevention Lead, Dr Naresh Rasquinha, responds to the Government's recent publication of the Suicide Prevention Strategy for England 2023-28.
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 Jon Van Niekerk responds to NHS Confederation Mental Health Network report on digital technologies
In our latest blog Dr Jon Van Niekerk, Cygnet's Group Clinical Director, responds to the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network's recent report which explores how digital technologies can be better utilised to meet growing levels of demand and improve mental healthcare.
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.
In our latest blog Chowki, a service user at Cygnet Hospital Colchester’s Ramsey Unit, writes about how the hospital’s Occupational Therapy team have helped him on his road to recovery.
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.