A new therapeutic garden at Shields Health Hub in North Shields, formerly known as Priory Day Hospital, has been completed as part of the Healthy Happy Places programme.


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Meaningful days in focus at Morpeth MSU

Developed around the concept of a ‘village campus’, Sycamore is a new medium secure facility at the heart of the £60 m redevelopment of Northgate Hospital in Morpeth, Northumberland, which provides a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings for relaxation and activity, relieving boredom, and addressing the risk of challenging behaviours and poor...

Dignified privacy that keeps service-users safe

Safehinge Primera’s new radar patient safety aid designed for bedrooms and bathrooms, with no blindspots, aims to help save lives and improve the quality of care in mental health. Philip Ross, the company’s CEO, explains the background to, and thinking behind, the co-production and development of what its dubs ‘the first and only ethical patient...

£60 m Bexhill facility’s natural hillside setting

Robin Graham, an architect at Gilling Dod Architects, who oversees many of the practice’s flagship mental health projects, reports on its design of a new 54-bedded adult and older adult inpatient facility currently under construction for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in an undulating hillside setting near Bexhill in East Sussex. ‘True...

Underlining the pressing need for standard testing

A webinar held in mid-April focused on the importance of the DiMHN and BRE’s Informed Choices testing standard as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of a range of products used in mental healthcare settings, and highlighted some of the considerable potential benefits for users. The Network reports.


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