An interesting review from the Care Quality Commision (CQC) has highlighted that almost 40% of specialist child and adolescent services needed improvement. Therapy Partners & Rewrite Your Story are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, providing quality, confidential and accessible services. Young people are facing long waiting times and unequal access to mental health services, a review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said. The commissioner said this could be “putting young people’s lives at risk”. The review found nearly 40% of specialist child and adolescent services needed improvement. Alice Gibbs, who [...]
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Therapy Partners and Rewrite Your Story are proud to announce that Wayne Goodwin, Therapy Partners’ Trainer, was invited to 10 Downing Street to collaborate on the newly released report, Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers Thriving at Work sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work. In Wayne’s own words; ‘In the recently published independent review of the impact on mental health in the workplace ‘Thriving at Work’ the cost to employers because of poor mental health is estimated as being [...]
On the sunny but cold Saturday 28th October morning, the Rewrite Your Story team were up and out early at Mote Park, setting up and getting ready for our very first charity run & walk. We were nervous and excited and ready to have fun – and what a day it was! You turned up with your smiling faces and ready to run to raise awareness for our charity, and we cannot thank you enough! We have almost 40 participants on the day and some wonderful volunteers (who we could not have coped without and are eternally grateful for!) Your [...]
Therapy Partners’ Sallie Kemp and Rubie Cousins recently visited Mayfield Grammar School for Girls to deliver an interactive assembly about Eating Disorders and Body Image to 180 girls. It’s main aim; Raise as much awareness as possible about eating disorders, how and why they develop, what role society plays in this and how to get help. Rubie, one of Rewrite Your Story trustees, who shared her story through the video and inspired the charity, spoke to the girls on the day about her own, lived experiences and answered any questions they had. ‘Outside influences including the power of the media & [...]
The PETS (Psycho-Educational Therapeutic Intervention strategy) project which inspired the launch of Rewrite Your Story, has published an Executive Summary Report and a Full Report of the project’s outcomes, outlining the 3 different areas of three-dimensional multi-faceted support offered to young people and their families throughout the project; TARGETED SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS on a one-to-one basis by providing 20 sessions of solution-focused, evidence-based CBT-E therapy within a week of referral at a convenient location for the young person. Facilitated PEER SUPPORT GROUPS for parents and or carers, and young people based on a psycho-educational approach. Key themes, together with strategies for building [...]
An article in The Guardian has highlighted the issues with the NHS services for eating disorders, the increase in referalls especially in children and young people under the age of 19, and that the system is just not working. The number of admissions to hospital of patients with potentially life-threatening eating disorders has almost doubled over the past six years, amid warnings from experts that NHS services to tackle anorexia and bulimia are failing to help those in need. The number of admissions with a primary or secondary diagnosis of an eating disorder reached a peak of 13,885 in the [...]
We couldn’t be prouder of our Nutritionist Hannah Burton here at Therapy Partners, Rewrite Your Story! Not least because she never stops tirelessly fundraising for our children and young people! Last Wednesday 21st February, Hannah organised the Meopham Players Jungle Book showing, an exclusive first showing of the fantastic play in Meopham, especially in aid of RWYS. Thank you to all those who made an effort to sell tickets, and to all those who bought one too. We managed to raise almost £300 and hope you had an amazing evening The nutter Nutritionist then went on to do a half [...]
Therapy Partners are pleased to annouce we have a new Therapy Room for rent on a sessional basis at Maidstone Community Support Center, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone. The newly refurbished, tranquil and well equipped room is suitable for talking therapies for couples, small fmailes or individuals and meetings for between 2-4 people. Close to public transport in the center of Maidstone – 5 mins from Maidstone East Train Station, long opening hours, private peaceful space, newly refurbished, free wifi. ammeneties include; Couch/sofa/recliner Table & chairs Tea & coffee facilities on site Receptionist Waiting area WiFi Wheelchair access off peak parking [...]
A Nutritionist is able to consider any medical problems or risk factors in health that are consequential to an eating disorder. It is important to educate those at risk that when the body is malnourished it ‘shuts down’ the body systems that are not vital for survival. The body can go into a state of ‘stress’ which leads to decline in overall health, mood, immune function, growth and development, gastro-intestinal (GI) function, cognitive ability, hair and nail health just to name a few. A nutritionist can support eating disorder recovery by promoting dietary changes that are sustainable and providing positive [...]
Blueberriesandraspberries:highinantioxidantcapacityandimmuneboostingthatare lower in sugar than many other fruits. Pistachios:thesearegreatbecausetheshellingprocesstakestimesoyouendupeating them slower. They contain fiber, biotin, B6, thiamine, folate, unsaturated fats and plant sterols making them nutritionally packed as well as tasty. Broccoli:per100gofbroccolitheyareonly34kcal,0.4gfat,highinpotassium,7gCHO, 2.8g protein, contain vitamins A, D, B12, C, B6, calcium and magnesium. Salmon:highinvitaminD,B12,selenium,omegas3and6(essentialfattyacids),B6, protein, phosphorus, potassium and biotin, is beneficial to heart and brain health and has been found to assist in weight regulation. Quinoa:proteinpackedgraintouseasahealthyalternativetoothergrains,isoneofthe most protein packed foods we can get (high useable protein) Bulgurwheat:richinslowdigesting,complexCHO,lowinfat,highinmagnesiumand dietary fiber and also a protein packed grain. Chiaseeds:topanythingyoucanwiththese.Theyhave6timesmorecalciumthanmilk and high in fiber, protein, omega 3 fatty acids. Kale:greatforaddingtomealsasasideortoamixture.ZEROFAT,greatforaiding digestion, high in [...]