Archive - 2016

Raf Hamaizia

Rafik Hamaizia appointed Cygnet’s Expert by Experience

We are delighted to announce that Rafik 'Raf' Hamaizia will be joining Cygnet Health Care as our Expert by Experience. Raf will be working with us over the coming months to help develop and shape our Patient Involvement and Experience work.

New ‘Healing Garden’ at Cygnet Hospital Ealing

Service users on Cygnet Hospital Ealing's New Dawn ward have begun a new gardening project. The idea for the 'Healing Garden' originated from a Healthy Living Skills group and, with the support of the Occupational Therapy team, service users have been planting flowers as well as herbs that they aim to use in future cooking sessions.

Cygnet launching Safewards pilot project

We are delighted to announce that we will shortly be launching a new pilot project to introduce Safewards to our hospitals. The introduction of Safewards is part of Cygnet’s wider commitment to reduce restrictive practice.

New mental health recovery package launched for Deaf service users

All About Me, an award winning mental health recovery package for deaf service users was officially launched at an event in Birmingham on 8th June. The package was developed as part of a national project that included service users and clinicians from a number of mental health trusts across England, as well as several independent providers, including Cygnet Health Care.