Lessons learnt from lockdown

In this blog, Adrian Ashurst, one of Cygnet’s Specialist Trainers, reflects on his experiences of working in a care setting during the pandemic, the lessons he has learnt and the new skills that he will continue to use in his training sessions and interactions with other people.

Six signs that a child may have language difficulties

15th October 2021 marks Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day. In her blog, Heather Rigby, Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) at Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital and Cygnet Hospital Sheffield, explains what DLD is and how to recognise when children may need help.

Social Media, Young People and their Mental Health

The recent Facebook outage gave an opportunity for us all to reflect on the impact of social media on the mental health of young people and ourselves, writes Dr Jon Van Niekerk, Cygnet’s Group Clinical Director, in his latest blog to mark World Mental Health Day 2021.

Speak Up Month 2021: “Speak Up, Listen Up, Follow Up”

Speak Up Month is celebrated in October. As part of the month’s celebrations, Agnes Tutani, Cygnet’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, writes about how colleagues have embraced speaking up at Cygnet and encourages us all to Speak Up, Listen Up, Follow Up.

Talking openly about suicide

Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day which provides us with an opportunity to rally around a shared goal of preventing suicide. In this blog Lucy Scarborough, Cygnet's Group Communications Manager, shares what it’s like to lose a loved one to suicide and the importance of shining a light on a subject that can cast such a dark shadow.