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How teaching French classes is helping my recovery

One of the service users at Cygnet Raglan House has been running a programme of French classes for service users and staff. In this blog, Asmah tells us about the success of the programme and how the opportunity to teach has aided her recovery.

My Support Worker Journey

Today, 23rd November marks Nursing Support Workers Day, shining a light on the essential contribution nursing support workers make to patient care and nursing teams. We spoke to Graham Staddon, Support Worker at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke about his Support Worker journey and what’s needed to attract more people to this challenging and rewarding profession.

World Kindness Day

It is World Kindness Day on 13th November. In this article Troy Winfield, HR Advisor, shares some insights he has learned from delivering Kindness and Inclusion workshops as well as some of his own personal reflections on the meaning of kindness.

Remembering my grandfathers on Remembrance Day

In our latest blog Kristy Watters, Cygnet's Head of Employee Relations, writes about why Armistice Day and Remembrance Day is so important and reminisces about her two grandfathers who both fought in the Second World War.

Angela’s Journey at Cygnet Wallace Hospital – Part Two

In July we heard from Angela, a service user at Cygnet Wallace Hospital, about her journey so far and goals for the future. This month Angela provides an update about what she's managed to achieve and what is still to come.

International Stress Awareness Week 2021

In this blog Barry Swire, Operations Director, provides some tips on supporting yourself and others during stressful time, and how the Sustaining Resilience at Work (StRaW) programme helps staff at Cygnet Health Care.

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.