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Web founder’s warning

Web founder’s warning

Global action is required to tackle the web’s “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future”, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said in an open letter published on 11th March. On the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, the web inventor reflected on how...
Awareness Week and Beth’s memories

Awareness Week and Beth’s memories

Beth’s letter to Ellern Mede marks both a personal special date AND Eating Disorders Awareness Week. “I am writing to you from my lovely island home, the beauty of which I now appreciate. I hope you are all well at Ellern Mede. I wanted to let you know how I am...
Family self-referral direct to CAMHS

Family self-referral direct to CAMHS

A major new CAMHS working model may have slipped under the radar last Summer as we have not heard a lot about it. But on 7 January 2019 an Oxfordshire CAMHS service published in their local newspaper, Banbury Guardian, that they are encouraging family self-referral...
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...
Labradors that bring happiness to patients

Labradors that bring happiness to patients

Patients and staff at Ellern Mede can echo the BBC’s November story about Selkie the Labrador’s amazing contribution to childrens’ happiness. We have Silke the Labrador (above) and her companion, Indie, who like Selkie, are not trained therapy dogs but have had a...
UK workers to get mental health support

UK workers to get mental health support

A broken mind is no less a medical condition than a broken leg. UK companies agree. Psychiatrists have called for physical and mental health to be regarded and treated with the same importance and attitudes for decades. In the last five years, political pledges and...