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Wings of Freedom visit Cygnet Hospital Taunton

On 26th September Colin Sutherland from Wings of Freedom brought four of his birds, two falcons and two owls, to spend the day with service users at Cygnet Hospital Taunton.

Cygnet Hospital Sheffield CAMHS Sports Day

Service users from our CAMHS services at Cygnet Hospital Sheffield recently enjoyed a sports day at one of the local parks in the city. In this special report, written by one of the service users who took part, we get a unique and witty perspective on the day.

New skill sharing initiative with Stevenage Fire Service

The psychology team at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage have recently joined together with the Stevenage Fire Service to share ideas and training around the hospital's new Firesetting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (FIP-MO).

Cygnet Hospital Taunton’s Scarecrow Festival

On Tuesday 16th August service users across all the wards at Cygnet Hospital Taunton had a lot of fun creating scarecrows in the tradition of the local villages' annual scarecrow festival.

Charity abseil raises over £7K for selfharmUK

On Saturday 13th August members of Cygnet Health Care's senior management team successfully abseiled 100m down Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower. By doing so they raised over £7,000 for selfharmUK, Cygnet's nominated charity for 2016.

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Cygnet Hospital Beckton scores 95% in Quality Network Review

Cygnet Hospital Beckton’s Bewick Ward has scored 95% in a review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services. This a national benchmarking process and is indicative of the improvement by Bewick from 86% last year to 95% this cycle.

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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.