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”

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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.

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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.

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A service which supports people to be discharged from hospital and receive care in their own homes has been recognised as being caring, effective and responsive. Home First – Stoke is registered to provide personal care for people in their own home who are clinically safe for discharge and do not re...

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Songs for You provides an opportunity for those living with dementia, their carers and any older adults experiencing isolation to come together have a good sing song, a chat and a cup of tea.

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Staff at two wards at St George’s Hospital, Stafford which offer care for adults with acute mental health needs have been recognised for providing excellent patient care.

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Integrated care is a priority for Together We’re Better - Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership - and is a key benefit to the formation of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

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Sarah Reay is a Healthcare Support Worker at the Hatherton Centre at St George’s Hospital, Stafford. She was named as Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Unsung Hero for her care and compassion and overall contribution to improving patient care.

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Physio Jan Sanders received a Lifetime Achievement Award at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Better Together Awards.

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