News archive for 2003

A PRESCRIPTION OF CREATIVITY

November 27, 2003

A Wakefield woman who has battled with mental health problems for most of her life has recently had great success with her paintings, being exhibited as far away as Norway!

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

November 26, 2003

A developing learning disability service is asking for input to the new service, and they’re also asking for people to name it! Staff at the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust are keen to hear views from people who may use the service, their carers and staff.

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NURSES MAKE PLEA FOR PRIZES

November 25, 2003

A group of nurses are making a plea to companies and individuals in the Halifax area for donations to use in a raffle, the profits of which will go to a very worthy charitable cause.

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CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF INSPIRE

November 24, 2003

People who use mental health services are having the chance to showcase their creative talents at a special event being held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December 2003.

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DO YOU KNOW HOW HEAVY HENRY IS?

November 21, 2003

Clients and staff at the Castle Hill Unit have been tackling a weighty issue this week, all in aid of Children in Need. Patients, visitors and staff at St Luke’s Hospital are being asked, ‘How heavy is Henry?’

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CAN YOU HELP SOLVE A MYSTERY?

November 5, 2003

Residents in Wakefield are being asked to help uncover a mystery. Michael McCarthy, curator of the museum run by the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust, is appealing to all budding detectives or historians for help to reveal the story behind a statue.

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NUTRITION TEAM GAINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

October 16, 2003

A team of staff at the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust are celebrating their recent success at the prestigious Nursing Times Awards. The Nutrition Policies project team were finalists at the Awards and were awarded second prize.

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A SPECIAL GARDEN FOR PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA

October 14, 2003

Patients with dementia can look forward to a beneficial therapeutic garden thanks to a new project that is underway at the Priestley Unit, Dewsbury & District Hospital, run by the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust.

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY SUCCESS

October 13, 2003

Services users, carers, staff and the public joined in the celebrations in Wakefield and Pontefract to mark World Mental Health Day, with events held by the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust in partnership with Wakefield District Council, on the 7th, 8th and 10th October.

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DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE TAKES UP POST

October 11, 2003

An NHS mental health trust is looking forward to fresh leadership across Calderdale and South Kirklees as the new Deputy Chief Executive (West) takes up his post on Monday 14th October 2002.

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