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A step up for students

A step up for students

Amber Jolley writes: “I’m here three days a week at Ellern Mede as a Student Social Worker; my second student placement. I started here mid-October 2018 and will finish towards the end of June 2019. My first few months here have been interesting and very much an eye...
Christmas cheer at Ellern Mede hospitals

Christmas cheer at Ellern Mede hospitals

Music makes the heart lighter, especially at Christmas so our patients were delighted when they had a sing-along performance from local musicians Dan and Joel with a selection of Christmas songs in our ‘Rainbow Lounge’ at Barnet. Around 40 of us gathered...
Christmas with an eating disorder

Christmas with an eating disorder

When an eating disorder is one of your guests at the table, a festival that’s focused on food can be tricky for everyone. But there are ways to cope.Ellern Mede Family Therapy team are always on hand for advice.  Here’s a few tips they would like to share this...
Don’t let mental ill health destroy your teenage years

Don’t let mental ill health destroy your teenage years

Left untreated, mental ill health robs thousands of young people of their teenage years, a recent study of 9,000 people by NHS Digital has found. The results show a  marked rise since the previous study done 13 years ago. Now 24% of girls between 17 and 19 report a...