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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) now helping young people at Huntercombe Edinburgh

DBT is a structured therapy that includes a focus on a person’s thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviours. At Huntercombe Hospital Edinburgh individual therapy sessions take place alongside a skills training group supported by access to DBT coaches between sessions if needed. Leading our DBT programme we have a...

Days out for Young People at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford

Thursday 14th December saw a group of young people from Thorneycroft and Wedgwood take a trip into a decommissioned nuclear bunker nestled in the sleepy Cheshire countryside. The bunker was built in the 1950s and would have acted as a centre of regional government if ever a nuclear...

‘Brain in Hand’ at Cedar House

The Huntercombe Group strives to continually seek innovative solutions to improve care and are currently piloting a new software called Brain in Hand at Cedar House in Canterbury.  Brain in Hand (www.braininhand.co.uk) is being used to help patients better self-manage in order to reduce anxiety and crisis incidents,...

Learning Disabilities Work Week

By Lucy Berrisford – Occupational Therapist, Eldertree Lodge Learning Disabilities Work Week is from 6th to 12th November 2017, when Mencap is celebrating what great employees people with a learning disability can make www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-work-week #LDWorkWeek. Mencap works to improve the lives of people with a learning disability, and...

Huntercombe launches Customer Voice Programme

November 2016. We are determined to ensure that our services deliver the best for all our customers and are designed with their needs in mind. Alongside our Patient Voice Programme, we have launched a Customer Voice Programme that gives our commissioners, referrers and stakeholders a real voice in...

Halloween

The day consisted of pumpkin decorating, fancy dress, spooky bingo, music and a body parts story where participants put their hands into the box to try to feel what is in there.  Patients requested to help decorate the sports hall with items they had made throughout the week...

Huntercombe Maidenhead support Young Minds Campaign

When the team spoke to the young people about the campaign, they were really keen to get involved and wanted to wear something yellow to help raise awareness. The young people created t-shirts and a banner for the #HelloYellow campaign and took pictures of them. Patients said: Young...

Frenchay Laughter therapy

Huntercombe Hospital Stafford hold a Macmillan day

There were cakes for sale including: Key lime pie, Carrot cake, and many more. There was also a Bric-a-Brac sale. The staff in the kitchen all baked a cake for the “Best cake “competition, some staying up into the early hours of the morning to get them finished....

New paper co-authored by Dr Bruno of Huntercombe Blackheath

Please click here to read the paper.

Murdostoun staff receive long service awards

A special mention was given to Jackaleen Paton who works on the domestic team who has worked at the centre for 25 years. Jackaleen started working at Murdostoun when the centre first opened in September 1995.

Fun had by all at Moorpark Place

Set in the beautiful Garnock Valley countryside, Moorpark Place provides a comfortable home and residential care to 25 adults with autism. On Sunday, August 20, staff, residents, carers and family members came together to host an Fun Day at Moorpark to showcase our fantastic facility and strengthen links...

Summer Fete

Families and carers are invited to join in with a day of fun, food, games and stalls to support building relationships and having an open approachable atmosphere for the service we offer. The summer festival was held on Saturday 20th August within the hospital grounds and involved a...

Multi-disciplinary working is the key to high level rehabilitation

The range of symptoms and disabilities a person with brain injury may experience vary greatly, depending on the type of injury and its location. There are two types of brain injury, which are mainly distinguished by their cause. Acquired brain injury (ABI) is caused by any brain injury...

Mexican inspired day to celebrate outstanding inspection results at Sherwood

The specialist care home for men with mental health problems and learning disabilities was inspected by Nottingham CCG and scored 97% for the second year running. Inspectors for the commissioning authority looked at care standards as well as the home’s success in supporting men to move on with...

Huntercombe’s Dr John Holloway invited to talk about Rehabilitation in the Guardian

Read more here: Rehabilitation Health Awareness Supplement

Getting the support you need for mental-health issues

By Andy Acquaye, Deputy Hospital Director, Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton Managing mental-health issues is enormously complex, for health professionals, social services, carers, families, friends and patients alike. This reflects not only the range of conditions that fall under the banner of mental health,  but also the difficulty of diagnosing...

Are you looking for respite care this Summer?

In addition to 24 hour specialist nursing care and a change of scene, our respite clients have the opportunity to meet others, share new experiences and enjoy any of our therapeutic or social activities.  We can also use this time to reassess an individual’s care needs and offer...

Making paid work a reality for more people with a learning disability

By Lucy Berrisford  – Occupational Therapist,  Eldertree Lodge It’s Learning Disabilities Week from 19th to 25th June, and Mencap are campaigning to increase awareness around the issue of employment. Mencap (www.mencap.org.uk) works to improve the lives of people with a learning disability, and with the theme of the...

Celebrating International Nurses’ Day at Huntercombe

International Nurses’ Day 2017

By Siân Wicks, Professional Nursing Advisor,  The Huntercombe Group International Nurses’ Day on May 12th offers not only a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the work of nurses around the world, but also to look at the opportunities in nursing going forward. Nursing is a valued and trusted profession...

Frenchay BIRU Patient Outcome Report (April 2017)

For the full report:  Frenchay Patient Outcomes Report

Are you concerned that someone you know has an Eating Disorder?

If the answer is “yes” to one or more of the following questions, there may be cause for concern.  You should let the person know you are worried about them and talk about how they would like to be supported, including talking to their GP. Does the person...

Educational event at Huntercombe Stafford

Wiz Magunda, Hospital Director, Alice Reeds, Hospital Services Manager and Samantha Bond, Commercial Director for the Huntercombe Group opened the event. Our two consultants, Dr Shaheen Chaudhry and Dr Ramesh Billemane delivered presentations on Bipolar Affective Disorder and on Physical Health and Risk Management respectively. During the day,...

Welcome to the brand new Huntercombe website!

Welcome to the brand new Huntercombe website! Why build a new website? Every day at work, Huntercombe people do great work helping people lead better, more fulfilling lives, and we felt our former website didn’t capture that. We asked ZPB Associates to handle the project. What users wanted...