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Agnes Tutani

Breaking Barriers to Speaking Up – Speak Up Month

October 2023 is the sixth annual Speak Up Month, which is led by the National Guardian’s office and provides an opportunity to raise awareness and highlight the difference which Freedom to Speak Up is making. In our latest blog Agnes Tutani, Cygnet's Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, writes about how Cygnet has embraced a culture of Speaking Up and her pride in the development of the Speak Up Ambassador role across the organisation.

Baby Loss Awareness Week

As we approach Baby Loss Awareness Week (9th – 15th October) and the Wave of Light on Sunday 15th October, we are very grateful to our colleague for sharing her experience to raise awareness and help destigmatise baby loss.

Laura Massey

How working mums rise through the ranks at Cygnet

Today we caught up with Laura Massey Williams one of our Clinical Managers who works at Cygnet Delfryn House. Laura talks about what attracted her to working at Cygnet, how she has progressed from support worker to Clinical Manager, and the support she has received in her career.

Dr Seb Thompson

ADHD – Some common questions answered

This October is ADHD Awareness Month and our Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Psychology at Cygnet Hospital Sheffield, Dr Seb Thompson, has answered some common questions about the condition.

I am the happiest I have ever been – Rowan’s Story

Rowan is a former service user who was an inpatient on Roseacre Ward, Cygnet Hospital Maidstone, and more recently was supported at one of our North West Supported Living placements. In this blog Rowan shares their experience and describes how the support they received at both services helped them move back into the community and ultimately go to university.

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.