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5 things parents and carers can do to help children prepare for school after the lockdown

With primary and secondary school children returning to school after lockdown, one thing is certain: this school year will be unlike any other. In our latest blog Dr Craig Turnbull, Lead psychologist for Cygnet Health Care’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Cygnet Hospital Bury, shares his tips for parents and carers on how to cope.

How Delfryn Lodge turned my life around

In our latest blog, Rachel, a former service user at Cygnet Delfryn Lodge, writes about how the service helped turn her life around and inspired her to help others by training to be a mental health nurse.

Julie Garbett

“Speaking up at work should be celebrated”

In our latest blog Julie Garbett, Cygnet’s new Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, talks about the importance of an open culture in health and care settings, where people are encouraged to speak up so that we can all learn, develop and improve for the benefit of everyone.

Living with Covid-19: A Carer’s Perspective

Dame Philippa Russell DBE has been caring for her disabled son, Simon, for over half a century. Here, she writes about caring during Covid-19 and the road that lies ahead for the UK’s carers.

How your garden can improve your mental wellbeing

This week it is National Growing for Wellbeing Week and in our latest blog we look at how gardening can improve mental wellbeing and how some of our services have been making effective use of gardening as an activity during the lockdown period.

My Journey to Success

In this powerfully honest and ultimately inspiring blog Dominic, a service user at Cygnet Oaks, describes his journey from admission through to the present day.

David Wilmott

I’m so proud of our 4,000 Cygnet nurses and support workers

As we mark International Nurses Day today (May 12), celebrating the contribution that nurses make to society around the world, Cygnet Health Care’s Director of Nursing, David Wilmott talks about his decision to became a nurse and why he thinks nursing is such a special and rewarding career.

Challenges to Deaf and hard of hearing people during COVID-19

Clare Shard, Head of Interpreting Service at Cygnet Hospital Bury, highlights the challenges faced by the deaf and hard of hearing community during the COVID-19 crisis and makes a call for BSL interpreters to have access to transparent face masks.

Family and Carers: A Personal Story

In our latest blog a carer shares her personal story and we share some top tips for carers for keeping healthy during the lockdown.

How to…Get A Good Night’s Sleep

In our latest blog we examine insomnia, offering a guide to self-diagnosis and exploring practical ways to get a good night’s sleep.