Jill’s blog of burning issues: Our future

May 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Welcome to the second of my ‘burning issues’ blogs. These blogs are designed to let you know what we are doing about the burning issues you highlighted at the recent Listening Events, along with feedback from the Your Voice Counts online conversations, the Staff Survey and the Staff Friends and […]

#Proud to be a nurse

May 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

The aim of this year’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing Conference, which was held on May 5 at the Met Hotel, Leeds, was to raise the profile of nursing and celebrate diversity. How did we do? Well, even if you weren’t one of the 152 attendees you may well […]

Carers can improve our services

May 11, 2016 at 12:11 pm

On 20 April 2016 we heard personal stories filled with hope, frustration, gratitude, bewilderment, weariness and laughter. This was our first meeting where we invited carers of people who use our services to talk to us about their experience and to ask if they would consider being our partners as […]

Why I love being a nurse, by Nicola Ramsey

April 6, 2016 at 11:05 am

I started my journey in nursing as a nursing assistant, which was prior to going into my training at 18 years old. At the time it wasn’t my first choice, I had applied for a number of jobs including florist and scientific officer. There wasn’t anything drawing me to nursing […]

My Journey with Mental Health by Sabine

October 2, 2015 at 9:26 am

My journey with mental health issues started in 2010, when my life went from being normal with a job and a happy home life, after two major events, I no longer knew who I was, I had a fear of leaving my house, being judged and being attacked again. In […]

‘Learning from each other’ blog by Jim Isherwood

May 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Jim Isherwood is Medical Director for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Welcome to my first blog. I’d like to take this opportunity to describe my role within our Trust and inform colleagues across the organisation of some of the work that is in the spotlight at present. As […]

Growing and Recovering

July 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

It was a welcome change for the ‘two Sarahs’ from the Communications and the Engagement team to visit the Assertive Outreach Team’s allotment tucked away behind Queenswood Drive, recently.  Although the weather was threatening rain, which had already cancelled a previously arranged trip to the allotment, to our relief it […]

Service User Network – 2 July 2014

July 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Hello, my name is Barbara and I’m live blogging from our Service User Network this afternoon. It’s another busy meeting today, I estimate around thirty people are here today and there’s plenty on the agenda. Bev Thornton is a Recovery and Social Inclusion worker for the Trust and she is chairing today’s meeting. Bev […]

Building a Culture of Compassion

June 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Development day for Clinical Team at Towngate House IPS On 28th January 2014, the whole of the clinical team at Towngate House IPS, (part of the rehab and recovery service) had a development day. Nursing staff, Health support staff, Medical staff, and OT staff, spent the day reviewing and reflecting […]

6C bingo and courage at Leeds Gender Identity Service

June 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

6C bingo and courage at Leeds Gender Identity Service Take a look at the following advertisement to help nurses to think about the 6 Cs: “Have you ever tried to work out what your role as a nurse is?  The 6 Cs can help.  If you are ever feeling lost about […]