This podcast series is co-produced by some of the young people in our service, as well as some of the parents and carers. The intention behind this series is to showcase the reality of what an inpatient stay on an adolescent ward is like.
Episode 1 – Admission to a CAMHS Ward
This episode is focused on everything to do with an admission to an adolescent mental health ward. We look at questions such as what the differences are between the various types of wards, what happens practically when you get admitted, who do you meet, and what does the experience feel like.
Episode 2 – The role of the Nursing Team
In this episode we look at what a young person can expect after they are admitted, and more specifically what is it actually like being on an inpatient ward. In doing so we will also be thinking about the role of the nursing team and support workers.
Episode 3 – Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy
In this episode we look at the role of Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy on an adolescent inpatient ward. We hear from members of the team and one of the young people at Cygnet Hospital Sheffield who talks about how occupational therapy and art therapy has helped them.
Episode 4 – Education
In this episode we are focused on education and how young people on our adolescent wards continue with their education whilst being an inpatient. Joining the podcast are Katy Edmondson, Head Teacher at Phoenix School, and two of the students at the school.
Episode 5 – Co-production
In the fifth episode of this podcast, we are focused on the idea of co-production and how young people and their parents / carers can get involved in their care and treatment.
Episode 6: The rights of a young person in hospital
In this episode, we focus on the role of the Responsible Clinician or RC, the Mental Health Act, and the rights of a young person when they are admitted to hospital. Guests for this episode include Vica, the Responsible Clinician for Pegasus Ward as well as two of the young people who are also on Pegasus Ward.
Episode 7: Psychological Therapies
In the penultimate episode of the Walking In Our Shoes: The Cygnet CAMHS Podcast, Dr Seb Thompson is joined by two of the young people at Cygnet Hospital Sheffield to discuss psychology and the therapeutic offering at the hospital.
Episode 8: Discharge
In the last in the ‘Walking In Our Shoes’ series we focus on discharge from hospital. In this episode Dr Seb Thompson is joined by Holly, one of the young people who featured in our very first episode, her mum Janice and Ali Curtis who is the nursing lead for Cygnet’s CAMHS services. In the episode we hear how Holly has been getting on since discharge from hospital and how she found the discharge process.