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Not all disabilities are visible

This week marks the International Day of People with Disabilities 2020, an annual celebration of people with disabilities. In our latest blog James O’Neil, Regional Manager, North West, for Cygnet’s Supported Living Services, explains what it means to have a hidden disability, and how we can all help.

How to make a self-soothe box

In our latest blog Katie Condliffe, an occupational therapist at Cygnet Hospital Bury looks at self-soothe boxes and why they can be a great way to manage feelings of anxiety, panic and stress.

Black History Month 2020 – Celebrating black icons and unsung heroes

In our latest blog Rosalyn Mloyi, Regional Nurse Director (South), talks about the importance of Black History Month and Agnes Tutani, Clinical Commissioning Nurse Assessor, highlights some of the pioneers and inventors that have inspired her including a number of unsung heroes.

World Mental Health Day 2020

In advance of World Mental Health Day tomorrow Dr Erica de Lange, Director for Cygnet Psychology Services (South), looks at how the pandemic has affected people's mental health, where to seek support and how to get involved in World Mental Health Day.

Back to school

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.