On the day of the national staff survey results being published, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation (MPFT) is celebrating having the highest response rate in the country for trusts providing community, learning disability and mental health services. 4861 colleagues took the time to give their views - that’s 62% of our staff.
Staff at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are being encouraged to join the debate about equality.
A series of conversations will bring together staff from diverse groups across the organisation, to share ideas which will lead to action, informing the Trust’s Equality and Inclusion programme.
Following the fire at the George Bryan Centre on Monday 11 February we can confirm that all patients and staff were evacuated safely and are now being cared for in alternative accommodation. No injuries were sustained thanks to the quick actions of our staff and the rapid response from the fire service.
The Trust is working both internally and with multi-agency partners to assess risks and develop contingency plans in relation to a ‘no deal’ EU Exit. The Trust has already undertaken work to understand the impact of an EU exit on the Trust business continuity and resilience perspective. This is in keeping with national guidance which was issued by the Department of Health and Social Care in December 2018.
A generous donation will enable more people to benefit from the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s successful UpTempo music project.
Hannah Fermor is a professional singer who regularly performs at The Redwoods Centre, the Trust’s inpatient mental health service based in Shrewsbury. She recognises the value of music to the well-being of the service users and staff at the Centre, and also says “it’s my therapy”
Welcome back to the blog. Last week, we talked about maintaining good health as a gamer. This week, we’re having more of a look at the social side of things. The old stereotype of gamers as anti-social shut-ins becomes less and less true as time goes on, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful. Like any pleasurable activity, gaming can become addictive and affect your mental health, especially if you’re already vulnerable from existing depression or anxiety.
Gaming is, for many people, an irreplaceable hobby. It’s escapist, it’s social, it’s challenging, and it’s very, very satisfying to win a match or beat a tough boss. It’s important for everyone to make sure they take time to enjoy themselves in their day-by-day routine; video games can offer an easy solution for squeezing some fun into those spare minutes. There’s even a degree of evidence that they can improve your cognitive abilities, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination.