The Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (the trust which runs the St Aubyn Centre) has been part of the events organised this month to promote suicide prevention.
On Friday five members of the multi disciplinary team presented an hour long MSTeams meeting where we described some of the work we do in the unit.
The five speakers were:
Dr Rana Moharam – Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Jennifer Scott – Clinical Psycholgist
Brian O’Donnell – Longview Ward Manager
Ciara Mitchell – Occupational Therapist
Steph Yates – Head of Education
You can watch a recording of the event by clicking the link here.
In honour of Veganuary, Larkwood students had a go at making vegan brownies today. Here’s a sample of the cupcake version one student produced. We can confirm they were absolutely delicious!
Larkwood Ward were feeling quite festive this afternoon. Here’s a sample of some nicely decorated gingerbread!
Yesterday afternoon, students from Larkwood ward used various materials to mark-make to music. They listened to a range of styles and chose colours and mediums to reflect their emotions. Below is a sample of some of their work.
Four pupils from both wards spent time at Mersea Island yesterday, having a go at some archery. The weather held out and it was a lovely afternoon. Below are some photographs taken on the day.
Longview and Larkwood wards joined together on The Street this morning to enjoy some homemade cakes (and tea!) to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. Young people baked brownies (vegan and non-vegan) and a sponge cake to share with staff. Donations to the Mental Health Foundation were encouraged. We will update with grand totals in due course!
Below are some images captured at the event.
Just one of the fantastic items of produce grown in the school garden over the past six months!
A small selection of the images taken at the Dedham Therapy Farm this afternoon. Pupils fed the chickens, goats, pigs and cows and even held the rabbits and guinea pigs!