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What's the buzz? 60,000 bees removed from CPFT building

Experts safely remove colony after 12 hours of painstaking - and painful - work

20 September 2018
Oliver Ayres
New report reveals true value of peer support scheme

Emotional and financial benefits of CPFT's Recovery College East programme are highlighted - and read Oliver's inspiring story

11 September 2018
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Call to back 'zero suicide ambition' for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

CPFT joins with partners and campaigners as part of World Suicide Awareness Day 

10 September 2018
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CPFT teams nominated for national psychiatry awards

Staff and service users at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust have been nominated for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ prestigious annual awards

05 September 2018
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Fundraisers thanked for £100,000 Hospital At Home donation

Fundraisers have been praised after donating £100,000 towards the Hospital At Home service in Peterborough which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

28 August 2018
Book your place at Trust's Annual Members' Meeting
Book your place at Trust's Annual Members' Meeting

Hear from CEO and Chair of CPFT in Huntingdon on Thursday, 13 September

27 August 2018
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Peterborough MP praises staff during visit to CPFT’s Cavell Centre

Fiona Onasanya impressed after visiting inpatient wards and speaking to patients

27 August 2018
Community heart failure service launches in Huntingdon

Patients living in Huntingdon can be referred to local community heart failure services for the first time. 

23 August 2018
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13 August 2018
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Councillors visit CPFT's eating disorder services

Helping people to understand and seek help is vital vows chair of health committee

11 August 2018
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CPFT team to offer mental health advice to new mums

Improved service to be launched following funding boost

08 August 2018
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CPFT team offers 'triangle of support' to homeless people

Pioneering work of dual-diagnosis street team is attracting interest from across the country

07 August 2018
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Making PROGRESS to improve mental health care

New results show that a scheme to reduce physical restraint and force in mental health inpatient settings has improved care and patient experiences.

 

02 August 2018
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10k race marks start of Head to Toe and Living Sport link up

Head to Toe - the charity of community care and mental health provider Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - has today been announced as the official charity partner for all Living Sport’s active events.

31 July 2018
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Young people find out raising money for Trust charity is a piece of cake

Teens from NCS programme at Peterborough United host series of events for Head To Toe 

23 July 2018
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CPFT ranked top for research to improve care

Research teams at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) are leading the way for research to improve care for patients across the region, and nationwide.

18 July 2018
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Super CPFT staff raise more than £800 in one day

Colleagues in Huntingdon thank businesses for donations to charity raffle

16 July 2018
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Call the community nurse!

Super Charlotte heads on bike borrowed from mechanic - after car suffers puncture

13 July 2018
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Paramedics thank respiratory team for a speedy response

CPFTs respiratory team has won praise from paramedics for a speedy response to a patient who phoned for an ambulance after becoming short of breath.

10 July 2018
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Charity donate specialist medical devices to CPFT patients in Peterborough and Fenland

Specialist medical devices worth up to £40,000 have been donated to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).

09 July 2018
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Pioneering new project receives funding award

Congratulations to CPFT non executive director Professor Peter Jones and Dr Golam Khandaker for receiving a Data Science Award for their innovative project

29 June 2018
Dementia research advances best practice for care
Dementia research advances best practice for care

Research has driven a major update in guidance to improve diagnosis, management and care for dementia

28 June 2018
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‘Our girl’ Alice to be honoured for nursing trip to Kenya

CPFT nurse - who is also an Army Reserve - was part of operation to help thousands in Africa

26 June 2018
Call for volunteers to help dementia carers

A call has gone out to people who have cared for a loved one with dementia to befriend others who are now in the same position.

21 June 2018
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CPFT retains ‘good’ rating following latest inspection

Chief Executive Tracy Dowling praises dedication and hard work of staff

20 June 2018
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People with lung conditions urged to sign up for special exercise classes

CPFT team runs sessions to support patients improve their wellbeing

18 June 2018
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Tributes paid to former lead governor Elizabeth Mitchell

Chair Julie Spence praises Liz's long association with CPFT and her work with carers

11 June 2018
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Award joy for Trust's Psychological Wellbeing Service

Therapy service for patients with long-term physical conditions is handed top honour

07 June 2018
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CPFT pledges to go smokefree

CPFT has today signed the NHS Smokefree Pledge, committing to helping staff and patients alike quit smoking while ensuring that its sites are smokefree.

31 May 2018
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Partners join forces to help stroke patients

A system-wide team effort is helping patients who are admitted to hospital following a mild stroke to recover more quickly.

30 May 2018
CPFT agrees £20million land sale
CPFT agrees £20million land sale

Two sites belonging to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) have been sold for £20million.

02 May 2018
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Join the Council of Governors at CPFT

Nominations now being taken ahead of elections to represent views of patients and staff

25 April 2018
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Winners of CPFT Staff Awards 2018 crowned

Work of more than 20 teams and individuals is highlighted at celebration evening

23 April 2018
Community heart failure service launches in Huntingdonshire

People living in Huntingdonshire who have been diagnosed with heart failure can now be reviewed by local community services for the first time.

18 April 2018
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Primary Care Mental Health Service rolls out across county

A mental health service in which patients can access specialist advice and support in their own GP surgery has now rolled out to all practices in the county.

16 April 2018
Storytelling can boost mental health
Storytelling can boost mental health

CPFT's Dr Kate Nurser has conducted the first UK research on how storytelling can help the recovery of people who have experienced mental health challenges.

09 April 2018
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Hellblade: CPFT supported PC game about psychosis up for a host of BAFTAs

An innovative computer game which gives an insight into experiences of psychosis and which was supported by CPFT has received nine British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominations in its Games Awards.

23 March 2018
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National review highlights CPFT mental health research studies

A new review of recent research into severe mental illness (SMI) highlights several psychosis studies undertaken by experts at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

20 March 2018
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Basket of delights for CPFT staff in Ely

Supermarket donation will boost wellbeing of Trust team 

14 March 2018
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Artwork of eating disorder patients goes on display

Service-users have worked with Trust's art therapy team 

07 March 2018
New support for carers of adults with mental health challenges
New support for carers of adults with mental health challenges

A new email address has launched to provide greater support for people caring for adults with mental health challenges. The new email contact gives family members and carers a direct contact for any questions or concerns they may have. 

If you are a family member or carer for someone receiving adult mental health services, you can get in touch directly by emailing: ASMHfeedback@cpft.nhs.uk

05 March 2018
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Art by CPFT patients opened by acclaimed sing-songwriter

An exhibition of artwork by CPFT patients being treated for eating disorders at the S3 Ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, has been opened. 

02 March 2018
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CPFT psychiatrist wins University of Cambridge teaching award

CPFT psychiatrist Dr Paul Wilkinson has won a University of Cambridge teaching award

27 February 2018
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Cambridge research shows that age and brain damage affects awareness of why we act the way we do

New research by experts at CPFT and University of Cambridge shows that people can react to changes in the consequences of their actions without being aware of the changes and this gets worse as we get older or if there has damage to the brain’s prefrontal cortex.

23 February 2018
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CPFT's sustainable mental event attracts nation's experts

The 'Developing a sustainable mental health system' conference showcased CPFT's innovative work in integrating mental and physical health and attracted many well-known national experts to share their knowledge with delegates from across the country. 

23 February 2018
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Art by eating disorder patients on display

Art by S3 patients to go on display
Art by patients on S3 ward will be on display in the main gallery of Addenbrooke's Hospital from Wednesday, 21 February until 9 April 2018.

 

23 February 2018
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Digging your scene - ward gardens set for grand opening

Charity and local business combine to boost patients

20 February 2018
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New one stop shop mental health website launched

Adults in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough now have access to a mental health support website www.keep-your-head.com

20 February 2018
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Two non-exec directors appointed as CPFT strengthens board

Former Porsche boss and HR expert join top team

19 February 2018
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AI and VR - CPFT experts share vision of healthcare in podcasts

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and personalised medicine could help in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and schizophrenia and other diseases in the future, according to the unique insights of clinicians at CPFT in the Trust’s first ever series of podcasts launched today.

15 February 2018
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CPFT psychiatrist made Chair of therapy charity

Dr Alison Jenaway, consultant psychiatrist in medical psychotherapy has been elected Chair of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

31 January 2018
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CPFT honoured for commitment to carers

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) has become one of only two organisations of its kind in the country to be specially recognised for its commitment to improve partnership working with unpaid carers.

22 January 2018
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OCD teens have learning and memory problems research finds

Teenagers with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have widespread learning and memory problems, research by CPFT and the University of Cambridge has found.

22 January 2018
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Study to test new drugs for depression opens

A new clinical trial for people who have depression but have been unresponsive to existing drugs will be starting later in the year. 

18 January 2018
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Inflammation as a therapeutic target for depression

Professor Ed Bullmore, Director of Research and Development at CPFT, recently addressed an expert audience at Cardiff University on the topic of ‘inflammation as a therapeutic target for depression’.

08 January 2018
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New brain mapping technique could shed light on mental health

A new and relatively simple method for mapping the wiring of the brain could help increase understanding of mental health disorders, says the director of research at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). 

04 January 2018
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Christmas cheer for young parents supported by CPFT service

Presents galore at festive celebration organised by Family Nurse Partnership 

21 December 2017
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Jac’s close shave to help young people at CPFT

Youngster raises £300 after his cousin is treated at eating disorder unit

20 December 2017
Prof Peter Jones
Stressed students find solace in mindfulness – Cambridge study

Research supported by CPFT and published today has found that mindfulness training can help support students at risk of mental health problems.

19 December 2017
Annabel Price
Research study on safer alternative medications for people with agitation in dementia

Participants are being recruited for a research study looking at safer alternative medications for people with aggression and/or agitation in dementia.  

15 December 2017
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PROMISE delivers reduction in physical interventions says CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has highlighted how the introduction of a positive and therapeutic culture across mental health wards at CPFT has reduced the need for restrictive interventions. 

12 December 2017
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CPFT helps older people to stay safe this winter

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is urging  residents to be especially careful while out and about on foot as forecasters warn the region is heading for a cold snap.

01 December 2017
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'Eric and Ernie' dance again - cockerels find home for Christmas 

Two cockerels who were abandoned in the car park at Darwin Nurseries have been rescued and given a home by the staff there and named Eric and Ernie.

01 December 2017
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CPFT study suggests link between caffeine and problem gambling

CPFT study suggests link between caffeine and problem gambling

23 November 2017
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Psychological service for gynaecological cancer launched

Innovative CPFT service to support the mental health of women with gynaecological cancers launched

22 November 2017
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CPFT Fellows to speak at showcase event​

Two CPFT staff and CLAHRC EoE Fellows will be presenting at a showcase event on 7 December.

17 November 2017
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First participant recruited to DECRYPT study

First participant recruited to 'Delivery of Cognitive therapy for Young People after Trauma' study

16 November 2017
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Child autism study opens in Peterborough

Child autism study opens in Peterborough

16 November 2017
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People with diabetes urged to book places on free NHS courses

Courses are delivered by CPFT in conjunction with CCG following £1.5m investment

13 November 2017
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Pilgrim Beart on why he volunteered for dementia research

Pilgrim Beart says he got involved in a dementia study running at CPFT because his Dad had Parkinson's.

10 November 2017
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National recogniton for CPFT academic clinical fellow

CPFT's Dr Mary-Ellen has won national recognition for her work on the immune system, stress and depression.

10 November 2017
Research highlights lower life expectancy of Lewy body dementia patients
Research highlights lower life expectancy of Lewy body dementia patients

People with Lewy body dementia die around three years earlier than those with Alzheimer’s dementia when other factors are taken into account, an examination of the state-of-the-art electronic patient database at CPFT has found.

10 November 2017
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Join our new Service Users' Council

Have you say on CPFT services - first meeting will be in Huntingdon

03 November 2017
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Research funding pot for improving mental health​​

A competition to find new ways to improve mental health has been launched with £100,00 available for the winning concepts.

02 November 2017
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CPFT expert discusses sugar in our diet with BBC reporter

CPFT's Dr Ziauddeen discusses sugar in our diets in an interview with the BBC's Radhika Sanghani.

01 November 2017
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CPFT expert's research in child brain injury rehabilitation featured at international conference

Gillian Shravat from CPFT's Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR) has had her work profiled at prestigious conference in Rome.

30 October 2017
Podcast on current and future research into dementia
Podcast on current and future research into dementia

In this first CPFT podcast we talk to Professor John O'Brien and Allison Bentley about dementia: what causes it, the symptoms, treatments and the research into a disease that affects more than 800,000 people in the UK and 47 million people globally. There is no cure for dementia yet.

27 October 2017
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Artist Laura unveils mural at Trust eating disorders unit

A local artist has created a colourful mural at The Phoenix Centre, which is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), made possible by generous donations from families and patients to the Phoenix Centre through the Trust's new charity Head to Toe.

26 October 2017
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Psychiatrist's meditation app makes unique use of motion feedback


A CPFT psychiatrist has created the first high-tech app of its kind to help master the ancient art of meditation.

20 October 2017
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First patient recruited into non-affective psychosis study

CPFT recruits first patient into patient preferences for psychological help study

20 October 2017
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How CPFT staff with own experience of mental health are helping others to recover

Our Peer Support Workers Danny and Jo tell their stories to NHS England 

19 October 2017
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Introduction to Research Training for Service Users and Carers courses:

Courses for carers and services about research in November

19 October 2017
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CPFT launches new charity Head To Toe

Sign up now for first major event - and raise funds to help boost Trust

17 October 2017
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Pioneering mental health service receives 14,500 calls in first year

CPFT's First Response Service supports people in crisis

10 October 2017
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Organisations combine to improve health of staff

CPFT joins with CCG, local authorities and third sector for World Mental Health Day conference on wellbeing at work 

06 October 2017
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CPFT researcher recognised at international mental health conference

A CPFT psychiatrist has been recognised for his innovative research using a narcolepsy drug to improve the memory in patients recovering from depression at an international conference.

06 October 2017
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National award for CPFT psychologist

Dr Ayla Humphrey has been recognised nationally for her contribution to applied psychological practice for children and young people

03 October 2017
Research grant to develop innovative targeted support for mental health patients
Research grant to develop innovative targeted support for mental health patients

Top CPFT researchers have received a £2.5m NIHR grant to help develop effective treatment for people with depression, anxiety and psychotic experiences. 

 

19 September 2017
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Cambridge team scan first patient in study looking at Alzheimer's in adults with Downs Syndrome

A team from Cambridge has scanned their first patient in an international study investigating the links between Alzheimer's disease and adults with Down’s Syndrome

14 September 2017
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CPFT joins fight to stop sepsis

Information available to patients, visitors and staff across all Trust buildings

12 September 2017
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Combined Council of Governors and Annual Members' Meeting

Come along to meetings at Hinchingbrooke Country Park on Wednesday, 13 September

11 September 2017
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CPFT consultant backs campaign to boost numbers of psychiatrists

A CPFT consultant is backing the RCPsych campaign to encourage more students to choose psychiatry as a career

11 September 2017
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CPFT researchers up for national awards

Psychiatrists from CPFT have been recognised for their achievements 

07 September 2017
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Trust chaplain hosts special Eid exhibition

Mohammed Rashid gives insight into Islamic celebration and reflects on first two years at Trust 

05 September 2017
Dr S Chamberlain
Cambridge-led research finds brain changes in people who pull out their hair compulsively

The part of the brain that regulates our habits is thicker in people who pull out their hair, research led by a CPFT consultant psychiatrist has found

31 August 2017
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Wellbeing at work event

Wellbeing At Work is the theme of a special conference being hosted by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. The free event takes place on 10 October – World Mental Health Day – and will examine how to reduce staff stress and support colleagues with mental and physical health challenges.

21 August 2017
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New CEO starts at mental health and community care provider

Tracy Dowling today begins her first day as CEO of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust after taking over from Aidan Thomas who has retired after 35 years with the NHS.

21 August 2017
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Computer game developers get psychosis advice from CPFT

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice which features psychosis was developed after input from Prof Paul Fletcher and students from CPFT’s Recovery College East

08 August 2017
CPFT Chief Executive gives cautious welcome to extra mental health staff announcement
CPFT Chief Executive gives cautious welcome to extra mental health staff announcement

The Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has today given a cautious welcome to the news that several thousand more mental health staff are to be recruited to the NHS.

31 July 2017
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Landmark moment as latest CPFT peer workers graduate

Special celebration marks the achievement of 10th group to pass course

27 July 2017
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Singer Emily Maguire thanks staff and patients at CPFT

Songwriter plays three gigs in two days during visit to the Trust

25 July 2017
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10,000 people take part in research studies

CPFT staff have made the biggest contribution to the success of recruiting people to dementia, mental health and neurology research studies in the East of England over the past three years.

13 July 2017
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‘Game Show’ app found to improve memory in people in early stages of dementia

A ‘brain training’ game app developed by researchers at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients with memory difficulties, who might be in the very earliest stages of dementia.

03 July 2017
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CPFT mental health crisis service gets £3m further funding

Consultant and her team have received more than 10,000 calls in eight months

21 June 2017
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How volunteering at CPFT helped Hannah transform her life

She's gone from one hour-a-week at the Trust to being a member of staff

12 June 2017
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My story: from volunteer to member of staff

A personal blog by Hannah Touhey

12 June 2017
Healthy heart 2017
Celebration of cardiac rehabilitation programme

More than 50 former patients, and their carers and families, who have been through the Fenland cardiac rehabilitation programme run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) recently met up at a special event at Doddington Hospital.

06 June 2017
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A Celebration of Family Carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – Sharing the Caring 2017

Passionate dementia campaigner Tommy Whitelaw will share his experience as an unpaid carer for his mother at an event in Cambridge to mark National Carers Week (12-18 June).

31 May 2017
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Tracy Dowling to become new Chief Executive of CPFT

She will replace Aidan Thomas who is retiring after 35 years with the NHS 

24 May 2017
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Anti-inflammatory drugs could offer hope for patients with depression

Scientists led by Professor Ed Bullmore, director of Research and Development at CPFT have found that drugs used to treat arthritis could help to treat people with depression.

22 May 2017
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​Action on Brain Injury week highlights the need for expert support for survivors

The mother of a boy who received a serious head injury following a cycling accident has praised CPFT's Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR) for helping her son Jordan to get back to school and live an independent life. 

19 May 2017
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Phoebe takes top honours as she aims for NHS career

Thirteen year-old who scoops prestigious awards wants to become a psychiatrist

11 May 2017
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Marmoset brain with Areas 25 and 32 highlighted
Marmoset study provides clues to link between heart disease and mental health disorders

A team of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two key areas of the brain govern both our emotions and our heart activity.

10 May 2017
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CPFT clinician praises high-profile figures for helping to reduce mental health stigma

Likes of Prince Harry and Andrew Flintoff will inspire others - Dr Manaan Kar Ray

10 May 2017
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CPFT offers support to help teenagers through exam pressure

Clinician offers advice to sixth-formers on how to manage stress levels 

09 May 2017
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CPFT and University of Cambridge develop open-source software to create anonymous secure medical research databases.

CPFT and University of Cambridge develop open-source software to create anonymous secure medical research databases.

01 May 2017
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Princes’ mental health comments will help others – CPFT clinician

Dr James Clarke from Trust's Psychological Wellbeing Service says more people will be encouraged to get help

18 April 2017
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CPFT recruiting for largest UK study of mid-life risk factors for dementia

CPFT is recruiting people to take part in the largest UK study to identify factors in middle age that put a person at the greatest risk of developing dementia.

11 April 2017
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Basic human rights of those with autism are 'not being met'

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen - who runs services at CPFT - tell the UN in New York more must be done

31 March 2017
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New drop-in sessions to help young people in Peterborough and Huntingdon

HERE:NOW is the name for new drop-in sessions for young people in Peterborough and Huntington set up by CPFT and Huntingdon early help team and Peterborough local youth team working with Centre 33.

14 March 2017
Trust delight as Chair Julie is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
Trust delight as Chair Julie is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

She will continue in role at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

01 March 2017
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Art exhibition aims to combat mental health stigma

An art exhibition featuring portraits of people recovering from mental health conditions is to open in Cambridge.

16 February 2017
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CPFT set to make formal bid to redevelop site in Cambridge

Application to build houses on Ida Darwin site in Cambridge to be submitted "in next two weeks"

10 February 2017
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Sleep disorder drug boosts patients’ memory – CPFT study

New research jointly sponsored by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and the University of Cambridge has found that a drug used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness - narcolepsy - can improve memory in patients recovering from depression.

09 February 2017
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CPFT backing Time to Talk Day

CPFT backing a national initiative to encourage more people to break the silence about mental health.

02 February 2017
CPFT Chief Executive Aidan Thomas to retire
CPFT Chief Executive Aidan Thomas to retire

Chair Julie Spence praise's Aidan's "tireless commitment" to improving patient services 

01 February 2017
New recruits begin pioneering NHS nursing course
New recruits begin pioneering NHS nursing course

Thirty six recruits have joined a ground-breaking NHS training programme which is being led by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).

 

24 January 2017
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Job interviews better with teens involved

Interviews for jobs in the mental health field are better for everyone concerned if young people with experience of using mental health services are involved in the process, a pioneering CPFT evaluation study has found.

19 January 2017
CPFT Chief Executive welcomes PM's pledge to improve mental health support
CPFT Chief Executive welcomes PM's pledge to improve mental health support

But Aidan Thomas says questions remain over funding and help for those with long-term conditions

09 January 2017
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CPFT expert’s top 10 tips to beat the January blues

Psychotherapist Ushma Patel and colleagues from CPFT's Psychological Wellbeing Service can help

05 January 2017
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Trusts’ schools given ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted inspectors

Praise for work of teachers at young people's wards at CPFT and Addenbrooke's

05 December 2016
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Hoop dreams – club members makeover CPFT gymnasium

Basketball players raise £600 to repaint line markings for their members, patients and local community

01 December 2016
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Christmas trees now available at Darwin Nurseries

CPFT-run horticulture project in Cambridge supports those with learning disabilities

28 November 2016
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Bullying can affect adults as well – but help is out there

Don’t suffer in silence says Laura Bratt from CPFT’s Psychological Wellbeing Service

18 November 2016
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Local ‘Green’ Scheme wins silver award

Organisations scooped the silver prize at the glittering awards ceremony which recognised their recycling project. 

 

17 November 2016
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Proposals to redevelop CPFT’s Fulbourn sites go on public view

Exhibition will allow local people to have their say

14 November 2016
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More than 1,000 people turn to new mental health crisis service

The First Response Service, run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, launched only a month ago and gives those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access help quickly, by calling the team on 111 and selecting option 2.

09 November 2016
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CPFT clinician: Footballers can inspire men to get help for their mental health

Dr James Clarke says those struggling with depression and anxiety in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can contact the Psychological Wellbeing Service

03 November 2016
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Charity donates specialist medical devices to CPFT patients

Syringe drivers worth more than £10,000 handed over by kind-hearted fundraisers

02 November 2016
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Honesty of singer Adele will help other mums - CPFT health visitor

Women urged to talk if they struggle with post natal depression

02 November 2016
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New online mental health support for children and young people launches

Kooth - Online mental health counselling and well-being service for children and young people

19 October 2016
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CPFT’s Liaison and Diversion Service gets £750,000 boost

Increased support for people entering criminal justice system

19 October 2016
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Join apple pressing fun days at CPFT’s Darwin Nurseries

All visitors welcome on 25 and 26 October between 10am and 4pm

18 October 2016
CPFT chosen to lead ground-breaking nursing programme
CPFT chosen to lead ground-breaking nursing programme

Delight as successful bid with university and health partners is approved by Health Education England

12 October 2016
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Trust welcomes Commissioner's commitment to nurses working alongside police

Jason Ablewhite makes pledge on World Mental Health Day

10 October 2016
Wellbeing Week 2016
Take part in Health and Wellbeing Week at CPFT

Sign up for events planned at sites across Trust 

29 September 2016
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Fundraisers thanked for £150,000 Hospital At Home donation

Charity's six-figure boost for CPFT service in Peterborough

28 September 2016
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Tributes paid to Sir Patrick Sissons

Chair and Chief Executive offer condolences following death of non-executive director

27 September 2016
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Extended 111 service will help those in mental health crisis

CPFT launches First Response Service across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as second Sanctuary opens

19 September 2016
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Governor Chris in marathon effort after heart surgery

Stars of Peterborough United and NHS help him step out on first leg of 26 mile challenge 

07 September 2016
Sanctuary launch
New safe haven to open in Peterborough

CPFT and mental health charity Mind in Cambridgeshire have teamed up to offer a new safe haven for people in mental heath crisis in Peterborough.

01 September 2016
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Ewe beauties! Name the lambs at CPFT’s Darwin Nurseries

Visit our farm shop and horticulture project and make your suggestions

11 August 2016
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Pilot scheme will help women after cancer treatment

Ground-breaking programme to aid mental health

03 August 2016
Register free for CPFT Live 2016: Annual Members Meeting
Register free for CPFT Live 2016: Annual Members Meeting

See acclaimed singer-songwriter Emily Maguire perform at CPFT Live 2016: Annual Members Meeting

01 August 2016
Let's get ready to rumba!
Let's get ready to rumba!

Staff and patients enjoy a special summer dance at Denbigh Ward.

28 July 2016
Want to work at The Sanctuary?
Want to work at The Sanctuary?

Mind in Cambridgeshire is looking to recruit to its new service that will support adults in mental health crisis.

27 July 2016
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Praise for work of CPFT mental health nurses in Peterborough schools

Team advise teachers how to spot and support children with emotional difficulties

27 July 2016
Aimee Clements and Amy Rothwell
Open day to find CPFT stars of the future

Find out more about our apprenticeship scheme  

26 July 2016
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Prince Harry's mental health call can inspire others

CPFT clinician Laura Bratt says Royal's words will bring hope and help

25 July 2016
Nobbie Joy
Nurse Nobbie on his bike for charity

Long-serving CPFT staff member taking on 100-mile cycle for Royal British Legion

25 July 2016
Fit for the future - changes to health and care services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

A ‘Fit for the Future’ programme to improve the local population’s health and wellbeing is published today.

21 July 2016
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CPFT service can help those with anxiety

Read Karen Adams' column on how to get support and treatment

19 July 2016
Annual Members' Meeting 2016
Annual Members' Meeting 2016

Everyone is welcome to attend CPFT's Annual Members' Meeting on 7 September.

14 July 2016
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Joint statement following publication of National Audit Office report

Comment from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

14 July 2016
Volunteers enjoy seaside trip
Volunteers enjoy seaside trip

Members of CPFT's Dementia Carers' Support Service enjoyed their annual trip to Hunstanton in glorious weather.

04 July 2016
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New website supports young people with mental health issues

A new website www.keep-your-head.com is being launched to help children and young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough tackle mental health issues. 

20 June 2016
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Mums urged to attend breast feeding event in Peterborough

Information - and knitted breasts - available at Peterborough Cathedral green on Friday, 24 June

20 June 2016
Volunteer event edit
Work of CPFT volunteers is praised at celebration

CEO Aidan Thomas leads thanks to those who give their time to help patients and teams

09 June 2016
Jane Hawking
Dr Jane Hawking to give keynote speech at conference for carers

Book your place now at event organised by CPFT and Carers Trust Cambridgeshire and Carers Trust Peterborough

26 May 2016
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Mental health safe haven opens in Cambridge

CPFT and Mind in Cambridgeshire link up as part of pilot project to improve services

19 May 2016
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Good relationships key to mental wellbeing

World mental health week 2016: Relationships

13 May 2016
Michelle Espley Silvercloud
CPFT launches new online course to boost mental health

Silvercloud programme open to all those registered with GP in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

09 May 2016
Carers event – Tuesday, 7 June

CPFT has organised an event in June to celebrate inspiring carers and share practical support and information with them.

29 April 2016
Cerebral palsy talk
Cerebral palsy talk

Free talk in Peterborough to find out more about Cerebral Palsy. 

29 April 2016
No Gain No Pain UK presentation
Fundraisers in £5,000 gift to help CPFT patients relieve pain

Group hosts series of activities to buy specialist medical equipment

25 April 2016
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Couple in wedding anniversary gift to staff and patients

Joe and Caroline Murphy buy water feature for garden at Cavell Centre, Peterborough

18 April 2016
NICE Question Time
NICE Question Time

Do you have a burning question for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)? Do you want to find out more about how NICE quality standards and guidelines are supporting and improving patient care and service delivery?

18 April 2016
Fit for the Future
Mental health pilot launches in Cambridge

New services to help those who are experiencing a mental health crisis have been launched in Cambridge.

08 April 2016
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Double delight as CPFT initiatives recognised

Psychological Wellbeing Service and Promise Project shortlisted for top awards

07 April 2016
Improving Involvement
Improving Involvement

Improving how we involve people using our services

06 April 2016
PENNA Awards Promise
Promise Project wins national patient award

CPFT scheme to end use of restraint collects prestigious prize

08 March 2016
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Good sports! Building society makes CPFT donation

Generous gift will aid patients at the Cavell Centre in Peterborough

04 March 2016
Become a governor at CPFT
Become a governor at CPFT

Take part in elections and represent the views of patients and service users

24 February 2016
Five Year Forward View for Mental Health
Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Chief Executive of CPFT, Aidan Thomas, responds to the publication for the Five Year Forward View For Mental Health report.

15 February 2016
Elaine Young
Pilot project to improve mental health care

Scheme aims to improve support for thousands of people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

29 January 2016
Dr James Clarke
More than 5,000 people turn to new mental health service

Psychological Wellbeing Service was only launched by CPFT 20 weeks ago

19 January 2016
Praise for Eastenders storyline on postpartum psychosis
Praise for Eastenders storyline on postpartum psychosis

Soap will help other women realise they are not alone writes CPFT clinical director Dr Manaan Kar Ray

18 January 2016
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Plans in place ahead of expected strike action

Chief Operating Officer Sarah Warner says patient safety remains Trust's top priority

11 January 2016
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New support group launched

CPFT chaplains offer help to those who have experienced mental ill-health

06 January 2016
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Lodge members in gift to Memory Clinic

Boost for patients of CPFT service

23 December 2015
Vacancy for non executive director
Vacancy for non executive director

Chance to shape the future of services at CPFT

16 November 2015
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Curry king Raz to serve up treat for carers

Restaurateur to cook banquet at CPFT's Cavell Centre in Peterborough

16 November 2015
Team pic awards
Green dream team take runners up spot

CPFT staff from Peterborough go so close in RSPsych Awards 2015

11 November 2015
Windsor cheque presentation edit
Concert donations hit the right note

Four organisations benefit from CPFT show

11 November 2015
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Hairy lips not stiff upper lips can aid mental health

CPFT consultant liaison psychiatrist Angus Brown explains why he’s taking part in Movember

10 November 2015
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Come along to insight into autism talk

Dr Jo Holmes is latest CPFT expert to address members

04 November 2015
The Springs team
Trust chair opens new eating disorder service HQ

Julie Spence conducts ceremony as Norfolk team moves location

27 October 2015
CPFT tops new poll for research
CPFT tops new poll for research

Prof Ed Bullmore tells of pride as figures reveal Trust undertaking rising number of clinical trials

23 October 2015
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CPFT given ‘good’ rating following CQC inspection

Dedication of staff is praised by Chief Executive and Chair

13 October 2015
CPFT makes new Promise to patients
CPFT makes new Promise to patients

Scores of organisations asked to sign pledge to improve mental health services

07 October 2015
Discover more about ground-breaking CPFT research
Discover more about ground-breaking CPFT research

Find out about studies into mental health and dementia at free event 

28 September 2015
Willow Shine Walk
CPFT staff set to Shine for colleague Elaine

Staff from the Willow ward are preparing to tackle Cancer Research UK's Shine Walk

21 September 2015
Anna Bettles landscape
Conference to end ‘taboo’ over youngsters self-harming

Delegates will share views on what can be done to spot dangers signs

18 September 2015
Apprentice George Sim
CPFT tells apprentice - you're hired!

George Sim joins Trust as search for next generation of NHS staff begins

17 September 2015
Chair Julie Spence praises CPFT staff
Chair Julie Spence praises CPFT staff

Good work of colleagues is hailed, but warning over challenges ahead

14 September 2015
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Kind-hearted Gerry thanked at special tea party

Keen gardener undertook garden makeover at Peterborough ward where his wife is being cared for

01 September 2015
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New self-refer system to help end mental health stigma

Change to CPFT service will mean more people can get help

19 August 2015
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Trust’s gardening projects shortlisted for award

Shed heaven for team who mix horticulture and therapy

17 August 2015
Website issues
14 July 2015
Paediatric Neurorehabilitation   Dr Suzanna Watson
Book is new chapter for specialist CPFT team

Staff from Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation share expertise over working with children with brain injuries

10 July 2015
Zahoor Syed
Join Zahoor at latest members' talk

CPFT deputy clinical director will discuss latest suicide prevention measures

07 July 2015
QN Award
Community nurses receive national award

Three community nurses from Cambridge have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse. 

07 July 2015
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CPFT crew all set for charity kayak adventure

Super six to raise money for Trust's Recovery College East

02 July 2015
Julie on River Severn
Julie completes 1,000 mile charity cycle ride

CPFT chair raises £13,000 after 13 days in saddle - and instantly puts bike up for sale

26 June 2015
Breast feeding event Ferry Meadows
More than 70 attend breastfeeding celebration

Scores of mums join CPFT's health visitor at event in Peterborough

26 June 2015
Phone problem resolved
Phone problem resolved

Engineers fix fault caused by power cut

25 June 2015
Phone issues affecting Cavell Centre in Peterborough
Phone issues affecting Cavell Centre in Peterborough

Direct lines to some wards and offices remain down, please contact main reception via 01733 776000

25 June 2015
Julie on River Severn
Julie: Charity ride has been so tough

CPFT chair's latest blog from day nine of her 1,000 mile charity bike ride

24 June 2015
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Mums urged to attend breast feeding event at Ferry Meadows

CPFT health visitors to give advice as call is made to help end stigma

17 June 2015
Carol Evans Princess Anne
CPFT nurses meet Princess Royal

Dee and Carol speak of pride ahead of charity climb

15 June 2015
Football team tournament triumph
Tournament triumph for mental health football side

Team who met after taking part in CPFT soccer scheme are victorious 

08 June 2015
Join our mindfulness walk
Join our mindfulness walk

Senior chaplain John Nicholson to lead summer stroll 

04 June 2015
Ben Fraser
Waiting room gets makeover - thanks to student Ben

Makeover follows suggestions made by patients

03 June 2015
Deborah Cohen
CPFT launches new scheme to support carers

Come along as Trust joins Triangle of Care

01 June 2015
BASF fundraisers
Muddy marvellous! Donation boost for Recovery College

Ellie and BASF colleagues complete assault course and give £3k to CPFT 

01 June 2015
Dr Jo Holmes
Join Dr Jo as she talks autism

Consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry is the latest CPFT expert to address members

19 May 2015
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Still time to support CPFT chair on charity ride

Julie Spence on preparations, punctures and a love/hate relationship with the bike that will take her 1,000 miles

18 May 2015
New Government must increase investment in health
New Government must increase investment in health

CPFT Chief Executive calls for improved mental health funding 

13 May 2015
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Why our mental health is as important as our physical health

CPFT clinical director Manaan Kar Ray speaks out at the start of mental health awareness week

11 May 2015
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Share your views about our services

Tell Care Quality Commission about CPFT ahead of inspection on 18 May

05 May 2015
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Louisa praises CPFT colleagues for helping her father

Friends run marathon in aid of dad with locked-in syndrome

04 May 2015
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Marathon joy for our Sarah

Clinical skills co-ordinator sets new personal best in London

29 April 2015
Annabel Price
Experts call for more people to join CPFT trials

Clinicians say they are closing in on dementia breakthrough

28 April 2015
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CPFT chair Julie on her bike for charity challenge

Riding Land's End to John O'Groats to raise £60,000 ahead of 60th birthday

27 April 2015
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Our Sarah is ready for the London Marathon

Clinical skills co-ordinator set for second attempt at capital course 

21 April 2015
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Winners crowned in CPFT Staff Awards 2015

Community Paediatrics named Team of the Year as ward manager Maxine receives Chair's Award for Outstanding Performance

20 April 2015
CPFT responds to Monitor comments
CPFT responds to Monitor comments

CEO Aidan Thomas replies after regulator says it is "launching an investigation"

15 April 2015
Budget 2015: Reaction from Chief Executive
Budget 2015: Reaction from Chief Executive

Aidan Thomas responds to Chancellor's £1.25bn pledge to aid mental health services

18 March 2015
Support for overhaul of children’s mental health services
Support for overhaul of children’s mental health services

CPFT's Dr Margaret Murphy - who was part of taskforce - hails an 'important step'

17 March 2015
Oak 3 AAU
Royal seal of approval for CPFT team

Oak 3 AAU staff at Cavell Centre, Peterborough, get 'excellent' accreditation

17 March 2015
Ben Underwood
Consultant's tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett

Dr Ben Underwood, who is co-ordinating CPFT's clinical trials into dementia, hails author's impact

12 March 2015
Rowena Harvey E of E
Fellowship joy for Rowena

She collects honour at London ceremony

12 March 2015
Ben Underwood trombone
CPFT clinician Ben swaps trials for the trombone

Upcoming concert will raise funds for charities

11 March 2015
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CPFT supports No Smoking Day

Information and advice available to patients and staff

11 March 2015
Working for CPFT
Careers open event at CPFT

Come along and find out about working for us

09 March 2015
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Extra funding call for children’s mental health

Dr Naomi Elton hopes Duchess of Cambridge's backing will lead to increased investment

17 February 2015
Nominations now open in CPFT Governor elections
Nominations now open in CPFT Governor elections

Chance to represent the views of people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

17 February 2015
Cambridge Rethink Carers' Newsletter

Rethink publishes its latest newsletter for Cambridge residents

11 February 2015
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Sweet idea to help dementia patients at CPFT

Ward shop is stocked with old-fashioned treats

03 February 2015
Tackle mental health problems to avoid wasting billions
Tackle mental health problems to avoid wasting billions

We can't wait until crisis point, says CPFT director Deborah Cohen

03 February 2015
CUFC kit
Get up for the cup at Darwin Nurseries charity event

Table football on offer ahead of U's clash with Manchester United

23 January 2015
NHS pressures not just on A&E writes CPFT Chief Executive
NHS pressures not just on A&E writes CPFT Chief Executive

Aidan Thomas says services are under strain but staff will lead the way through tough times

20 January 2015
Aidan responds to Government's NHS call over suicides
Aidan responds to Government's NHS call over suicides

Chief Executive of CPFT says funding will need to be in place to make ambition a reality

19 January 2015
Coulier at Oscars
CPFT's Amanda is off to the Oscars

She's heading for Hollywood with husband Mark after his Academy Award nomination

16 January 2015
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Find out more about careers at CPFT

Come along to jobs fairs and meet our team

16 January 2015
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George Mackenzie House celebrates 20 years

Staff and patients mark anniversary with a party

15 January 2015
Dr Hisham Ziauddeen
CPFT consultant’s brain experiment on TV diet show

Dr Hisham Ziauddeen demonstrates how we respond to food during BBC2 programme

14 January 2015
Self-harm: Why teens do it and what can be done to help
Self-harm: Why teens do it and what can be done to help

Advice for young people and their parents from CPFT medical director Dr Chess Denman

07 January 2015
ARC new landmark
CPFT staff praised after reaching new referral landmark

40,000 milestone for Advice and Referral Centre

02 January 2015
DCSS cafe
Drop in at dementia-friendly café in Cambridge

Join our Dementia Carers' Support Service at Sainsbury's for new monthly meetings

30 December 2014
Nick Oliver
Help and hope for the bereaved at Christmas

CPFT consultant Dr Nick Oliver on how to deal with loss, especially at this time of year

23 December 2014
Fancy that!
Fancy that!

Croft children's unit don fancy dress to raise money for local charity

15 December 2014
Workshop helps to improve learning disability service
Workshop helps to improve learning disability service

Staff, service users and carers come together to look at ways of improving Intensive Support Team

12 December 2014
Dr Zahoor Syed
Coronation Street plot will help people spot signs of depression

Soap storyline praised by Dr Zahoor Syed, Deputy Clinical Director of Adult Services at CPFT

09 December 2014
Dementia carers enjoy Christmas party

Carers enjoy event put on by Dementia Carers' Support Service

09 December 2014
Liason Psychiatry award
Awards triumph as CPFT staff are honoured

Delight for Older People’s Liaison Psychiatry Service, specialist registrar Elena Baker-Glenn, and consultant Dr Dickon Bevington

09 December 2014
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Players’ praise for mental health football scheme

Joint project involving CPFT, The Posh, Peterborough & Fenland Mind and Northants FA is hailed a success

26 November 2014
Pharmacists at Cavell
CPFT pharmacists back antibiotic campaign

They support call to encourage responsible use

18 November 2014
Rudolph Cardinal award
Award honour for CPFT psychiatrist Rudolf Cardinal

Judges praise doctor's research innovation and compassionate care

07 November 2014
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CPFT gets involved in "Our House" video production

Researchers, film and sound artists, social care professionals and young people come together to produce film about children in care.

05 November 2014
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CPFT pledges support for new mental health declaration

Trust chair Julie Spence joins other leaders to sign agreement 

04 November 2014
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Delight as CPFT team gets Royal seal of approval

CRHTT colleagues become only fifth in UK to be rated "excellent"

21 October 2014
Thousands raised at CPFT’s first charity event
Thousands raised at CPFT’s first charity event

Scores of staff, service-users and friends of CPFT took part in the first Mind Your Body event to mark World Mental Health Day 

16 October 2014
Asha Praseedom
Why schizophrenia remains so misunderstood

Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Asha Praseedom with her view on the theme of World Mental Health Day 2014

10 October 2014
Find out about Recovery College at World Mental Health event
Find out about Recovery College at World Mental Health event

Details of courses will be available at Peterborough shopping centre

09 October 2014
Put your best foot forward at mental health awareness walk
Put your best foot forward at mental health awareness walk

There’s still time for entrants to sign up for the Mind Your Body event on Saturday 11 October, which is taking place to mark World Mental Health Day.

06 October 2014
Ben Underwood
CPFT expert hopeful over dementia breakthrough as 240 take part in trials

Dr Ben Underwood says tests may lead to major advance within five years

06 October 2014
Celebrating National Older People's Day
Celebrating National Older People's Day

CPFT wards hold party to celebrate national awareness day

02 October 2014
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CPFT selected as preferred bidder

CPFT is appointed preferred bidder in older people's healthcare and adult community services procurement

01 October 2014
Diana Forsyth portrait
CPFT strengthens board with three new non-executive directors

Trio praised for business and public sector experience they bring to Trust

29 September 2014
Autumn adult support drop-in events
Autumn adult support drop-in events

Cambridgeshire County Council runs series of drop-in events this autumn.

24 September 2014
Dementia carers' service issues call for new volunteers
Dementia carers' service issues call for new volunteers

Could you offer your time and support to become a friend or buddy?

22 September 2014
Rowena Harvey E of E
CPFT’s Rowena is a jolly good Fellow

Professional Lead for health visiting and school nurses is honoured by Institute

16 September 2014
Mental health nurses aim high in furniture fundraiser
Mental health nurses aim high in furniture fundraiser

A daring group of mental health nurses are taking on an endurance challenge to raise £1,000 for new furniture for their ward.

15 September 2014
Celebrating National Dementia Carers' Day
Celebrating National Dementia Carers' Day

Staff, volunteers and carers from CPFT's Dementia Carers' Support Service (DCSS) held a special tea party at the weekend to celebrate a national awareness day.

15 September 2014
Football project legs
Kick-off for mental health football project in Peterborough

Book your place now on new project launched by CPFT, Peterborough United, Northamptonshire FA and Peterborough and Fenland Mind

11 September 2014
Chief Executive marks first year with call to increase mental health funding
Chief Executive marks first year with call to increase mental health funding

Aidan Thomas says Government must deliver on parity of esteem promise

05 September 2014
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New Peterborough centre will be 'one-stop shop' for dementia advice and support

CPFT joins with Alzheimer's Society and Peterborough City Council as building is officially opened

05 September 2014
New carers' group at The Cavell Centre

Carers of service users from the Oak Wards can now meet up.

05 September 2014
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Ideas shared at CPFT cultural conference

More than 80 people attend fifth annual event

04 September 2014
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Back to school: Top tips to lower your stress levels

CPFT's Dr Jo Holmes offers parents five ways to help reduce new term anxiety

02 September 2014
Lauren's peak performance raises mountains of cash
Lauren's peak performance raises mountains of cash

Intrepid Lauren MacIntyre raised more than £600 for CPFT when she took on the three-peaks challenge.

29 August 2014
On your marks: Invitation to inclusive sports day event
On your marks: Invitation to inclusive sports day event

Inspire Peterborough are holding an event to encourage people to try new inclusive sports

27 August 2014
Put your best foot forward at mental health awareness walk
Put your best foot forward at mental health awareness walk

CPFT is planning to bring sunshine to Grafham Water with a sun-themed walk on Saturday 11 October.

20 August 2014
New drop-in recovery café launches
New drop-in recovery café launches

Drop-in café offers weekly support and tea to people experiencing mental health problems

18 August 2014
Mental health chaplaincy training
Mental health chaplaincy training

Chaplaincy training for volunteers is now in its seventh year.

05 August 2014
They're smiles better! School nurses visit shops with dental care plea
They're smiles better! School nurses visit shops with dental care plea

100 toothbrushes up for grabs for youngsters in Peterborough

04 August 2014
CPFT music therapist wins international award
CPFT music therapist wins international award

Amelia Oldfield honoured at Austrian ceremony

31 July 2014
Race for Health is runaway success
Race for Health is runaway success

Service users and staff get their running shoes on to raise money for Cancer Research

31 July 2014
Come along to our Annual Members' Meeting
Come along to our Annual Members' Meeting

Annual Members' Meeting and Council of Governors on 17 September 2014

22 July 2014
Vacancy for Non-Executive Director at CPFT
Vacancy for Non-Executive Director at CPFT

Could you help shape the Trust's aims, values and goals?

18 July 2014
Former patient reaches for the skies to raise £400
Former patient reaches for the skies to raise £400

A former service user from The Darwin Centre at Ida Darwin has completed a tandem skydive and raised £400 for the service.

17 July 2014
Appeal helps to establish identity of patient
Appeal helps to establish identity of patient

Public thanked for their interest in the case of 22-year-old

14 July 2014
CPFT awarded £300,000 to help victims of abuse
CPFT awarded £300,000 to help victims of abuse

Government funding success after joint bid with Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner

03 July 2014
Agreement reached over the future of CPFT programme
Agreement reached over the future of CPFT programme

Chief Exec Aidan Thomas in new call for improved mental health funding

30 June 2014
Study reveals suicide risk of adults with Asperger Syndrome
Study reveals suicide risk of adults with Asperger Syndrome

CPFT expert issues urgent call for 'high-quality' services

26 June 2014
Ward staffing levels published
Ward staffing levels published

National initiative to improve staffing levels on wards

23 June 2014
Airmen fly in to aid sensory garden at CPFT
Airmen fly in to aid sensory garden at CPFT

RAF Wittering bikers help patients at Peterborough ward

23 June 2014
Adult support drop-in events

Cambridgeshire County Council is running a series of drop-in events throughout July, August and September.

19 June 2014
How to stay stress-free during the World Cup…well, almost!
How to stay stress-free during the World Cup…well, almost!

Dr Manaan Kar-Ray offers England fans advice ahead of must-win game

17 June 2014
Bikers return to help build garden
Bikers return to help build garden

Kind riders from RAF Wittering will help make sensory dream come true

16 June 2014
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New Chief Operating Officer appointed at CPFT

CPFT has appointed Sarah Warner to join its Board of Directors as Chief Operating Officer.

12 June 2014
Have your say on mental health service
Have your say on mental health service

Book your place on CPFT workshops

12 June 2014
Empathy, listening and left over chocolate

On Trust a Dietitian week, meet dietitian Heather Wilkinson

10 June 2014
Cycle challenge hailed a success
Cycle challenge hailed a success

Physio team organise bike event as part of Work Out At Work Day 2014

06 June 2014
CPFT appoints new Chair
CPFT appoints new Chair

Former Chief Constable appointed new leader of the Board

15 May 2014
From finance to Fulbourn
From finance to Fulbourn

On International Nurses Day, meet CPFT's Julia Ferris who left banking for a career in mental health

12 May 2014
Care, compassion and the Clarets
Care, compassion and the Clarets

On International Nurses Day, meet CPFT's head of nursing Judy Dean

12 May 2014
Discover more about dementia research at free event
Discover more about dementia research at free event

Find out about ground-breaking work

06 May 2014
New Headmeds website launches
New Headmeds website launches

A website for young people with information on medication has recently launched.

14 April 2014
Young people invited to have their say on mental health services
Young people invited to have their say on mental health services

Call to join workshops being run by CAMHS

07 April 2014
CPFT seeks new non-executive Chair
CPFT seeks new non-executive Chair

Successful candidate will lead Board of Directors and Council of Governors

07 April 2014
RAF bikers to help build sensory garden at CPFT ward
RAF bikers to help build sensory garden at CPFT ward

Airmen from Wittering donate cash - and pledge to return to Oak 1 to help patients

01 April 2014
New website to demystify mental health launches
New website to demystify mental health launches

More than half of adults lack the confidence to approach a child, or a parent of a child that they suspect to have a mental health problem, in case they are mistaken, a new survey launched today reveals.

25 March 2014
Open days for Recovery College East students
Open days for Recovery College East students

Come along to find out more about the courses on offer

18 March 2014
Darwin staff dig deep to improve nurseries
Darwin staff dig deep to improve nurseries

Darwin Nurseries staff and volunteers planted more than 400 trees this week following a generous donation from The Woodland Trust.

18 March 2014
Share your story - raise awareness about research
Share your story - raise awareness about research

Each research study can bring us closer to understanding mental health issues and dementia.

10 March 2014
UnitingCare Partnership selected for final stage of CCG bidding process
UnitingCare Partnership selected for final stage of CCG bidding process

NHS joint bid involving CPFT chosen as one of four final bidders

07 March 2014
John Lewis volunteer is perfect partner for Darwin Nurseries
John Lewis volunteer is perfect partner for Darwin Nurseries

Store worker's kindness will have result in major revamp at garden centre project

28 February 2014
CPFT to move clinic to new dementia centre in Peterborough
CPFT to move clinic to new dementia centre in Peterborough

New 'one-stop shop'will help those with dementia and their families

28 February 2014
New CPFT video offers help with bereavement
New CPFT video offers help with bereavement

Senior chaplain John Nicholson hopes film will offer support and guidance

25 February 2014
Psychiatry team needs your help
Psychiatry team needs your help

Patient experience needed

25 February 2014
Full house at personality disorders talk
Full house at personality disorders talk

More than 80 members of CPFT attended an event in Cambridge to find out more about personality disorders.

19 February 2014
CPFT Chief Exec backs crisis care agreement
CPFT Chief Exec backs crisis care agreement

Aidan Thomas welcomes move aimed at improving standards across the country

19 February 2014
Staff and patients use app-liance of science
Staff and patients use app-liance of science

New phone app on trial at CPFT can track mood and offers help in a crisis

18 February 2014
Looking at personality disorders: Talk by Dr Chess Denman
Looking at personality disorders: Talk by Dr Chess Denman

Places are still available for a public talk on personality disorders taking place next Tuesday 18 February.

13 February 2014
CPFT Governor Elections 2014 - Nominations now open
CPFT Governor Elections 2014 - Nominations now open

Candidates needed to help shape Trust services

10 February 2014
Chairman of CPFT to step down
Chairman of CPFT to step down

David Edwards praises 'wonderful staff' as he announces he is leave Trust

06 February 2014
Join us at next board meeting
Join us at next board meeting

Your chance to find more about the services run by CPFT

03 February 2014
New garden offers service users tranquil retreat
New garden offers service users tranquil retreat

A garden which has been designed together with service users has officially opened at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge.

03 February 2014
Patients get running thanks to generous donation
Patients get running thanks to generous donation

Patients are putting on their running shoes after a £1,500 treadmill was donated to the Springbank ward at CPFT’s Fulbourn Hospital site.

24 January 2014
Darwin Centre's Annual Report now available
Darwin Centre's Annual Report now available

Read the centre's annual report

22 January 2014
Chief Exec welcomes Government mental health strategy
Chief Exec welcomes Government mental health strategy

Aidan Thomas heartened by funding pledge, but hopes vision will become reality

20 January 2014
Major new role for CAMEO chief
Major new role for CAMEO chief

Consultant Psychiatrist Jesus Perez appointed to pioneering research post

15 January 2014
Teacher thanks supporters after completing epic trek of Wales
Teacher thanks supporters after completing epic trek of Wales

Stuart Jessop - and faithful companion Poppy - walk 700 miles to raise awareness of mental health issues

13 January 2014
Recovery Demonstration Day
Recovery Demonstration Day

Come along to this special event to find out more about recovery in CPFT

13 January 2014
allotment project portrait web
Appeal for gardening tools to help grow allotment project

Garden tools and donations are needed to develop an allotment run by staff and service users.

03 January 2014
Adult support drop-in sessions

Do you need information and advice?

24 December 2013
Have your say on CPFT spirituality strategy
Have your say on CPFT spirituality strategy

Senior chaplain John Nicholson publishes draft document  - and now wants to hear from you

23 December 2013
Ten tips for a great Christmas…with less stress

Experts' festive advice for dealing with the in-laws, the kids - and even the turkey!

20 December 2013
Service User and Carer Research Network Meeting
Service User and Carer Research Network Meeting

Wednesday 29 January 2014, 1.30pm-3.30pm at the Large Meeting Room, Douglas House, Cambridge. 

17 December 2013
Can you tell?
Can you tell?

If someone is affected by mental illness, how would you know? Rethink launches new photo exhibition

17 December 2013
Dementia experts welcome Government funding boost
Dementia experts welcome Government funding boost

UK will double spending on research

11 December 2013
Asperger expert praises Susan Boyle’s decision to speak out
Asperger expert praises Susan Boyle’s decision to speak out

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen believes singer's announcement will help understanding of Asperger Syndrome

09 December 2013
Capturing the spiritual values of CPFT
Capturing the spiritual values of CPFT

Church leaders and voluntary groups meet with Chief Executive as part of planned spiritual strategy

09 December 2013
Join our next board meeting
Join our next board meeting

Discover more about CPFT services on Wednesday, 4 December

02 December 2013
Kind shoppers give dementia carers a boost
Kind shoppers give dementia carers a boost

Customers at Waitrose in Ely give more than £500 to aid lifeline service

28 November 2013
CPFT health visitor gets royal seal of approval
CPFT health visitor gets royal seal of approval

Sarah Morton named Queen's Nurse as she marks 25 years of service in Peterborough

26 November 2013
CPFT clinician's praise for England star Jonathan Trott
CPFT clinician's praise for England star Jonathan Trott

Dr Manaan Kar Ray hopes cricketer's move will inspire others to also seek help

25 November 2013
Men's anger management course starting January 2014
Men's anger management course starting January 2014

A men's anger management course is being run by Mind in Cambridgeshire for 6 weeks

25 November 2013
Relief of CPFT nurse as family are declared safe
Relief of CPFT nurse as family are declared safe

Jojo's relatives still face uncertain future following Philippines typhoon

18 November 2013
Top award for CPFT clinician
Top award for CPFT clinician

Dr Mai Luen Wong named Specialist of the Year

15 November 2013
CPFT nurse prays for family after Philippines typhoon
CPFT nurse prays for family after Philippines typhoon

Jojo talks of his anxious wait and how he's been moved by the amount raised for disaster appeal

15 November 2013
Join discussion on military mental health
Join discussion on military mental health

Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes to host special webinar

04 November 2013
Board meeting in Huntingdon
Board meeting in Huntingdon

Public are invited to meeting at Hinchingbrooke Country Park

04 November 2013
Epic walk to raise awareness of mental health
Epic walk to raise awareness of mental health

Teacher Stuart Jessop is on 800 mile trek - and on a mission to get people talking

31 October 2013
Call to do more to help young people
Call to do more to help young people

CPFT expert drafted in by Chief Medical Officer to write part of annual report

24 October 2013
Flu fighter! CPFT Chief Executive leads the way
Flu fighter! CPFT Chief Executive leads the way

Aidan Thomas receives his flu jab  - and urges others to do the same

22 October 2013
Smokers urged to quit the cigs
Smokers urged to quit the cigs

Event at Cavell Centre encouraged visitors to end habit and focus on fitness

22 October 2013
Patient care at CPFT praised following inspection
Patient care at CPFT praised following inspection

Inspectors visited Springbank and Mulberry 3 wards

17 October 2013
Patient care remains central to what we do - Aidan
Patient care remains central to what we do - Aidan

Chief Executive responds to report on mental health services in England

16 October 2013
Tea and cakes mark World Mental Health Day
Tea and cakes mark World Mental Health Day

Events held to recognise older people and the work of CPFT staff

10 October 2013
Black History Month celebration
Black History Month celebration

Celebration of World Mental Health Day and Black History Month

03 October 2013
More than £200 raised for charity - all in 'onesie' day!
More than £200 raised for charity - all in 'onesie' day!

Staff and service-users at CPFT donned their onesies to raise money for charity.

03 October 2013
CPFT walkers enjoy a sunshine stroll
CPFT walkers enjoy a sunshine stroll

Staff and service users take part in 5k walk

02 October 2013
New academics to lead research into patient care
New academics to lead research into patient care

Roles will link work being carried out by CPFT's researchers to future of patient care

01 October 2013
Join us at our public Board meeting
Join us at our public Board meeting

Members of the public have the opportunity to find out about CPFT at its regular Board meeting.

30 September 2013
More students sign up for courses at Recovery College East
More students sign up for courses at Recovery College East

Over 200 people attend open days

27 September 2013
Full House! CPFT bingo event packs them in
Full House! CPFT bingo event packs them in

A lively event bringing together local carers of people with dementia took place in Burwell.

24 September 2013
Praise for Trust teams at Annual Members' Meeting
Praise for Trust teams at Annual Members' Meeting

Chairman hails hard work of CPFT staff

23 September 2013
Understanding Autism Seminar comes to Cambridge
Understanding Autism Seminar comes to Cambridge

Two seminars are being held for parents of children under the age of 11 with autism

19 September 2013
Picture this! Will Prof Simon be subject of new portrait?
Picture this! Will Prof Simon be subject of new portrait?

CPFT autism expert Professor Simon Baron-Cohen will find out tonight if he has won BBC's One Show competition

16 September 2013
Come along to Recovery College East's open days
Come along to Recovery College East's open days

Recovery College doubles number of courses as it gets ready to open new campus in Cambridge

12 September 2013
Chaplains graduate from CPFT training programme
Chaplains graduate from CPFT training programme

New volunteers join service which offers pastoral, religious and spiritual care

09 September 2013
Memory Cafe to open its doors
Memory Cafe to open its doors

New cafe will support people with memory problems and their carers

05 September 2013
New autism centre officially opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex
New autism centre officially opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex

More than 150 people attended the opening of the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre at the Fulbourn Hospital site

05 September 2013
Pop-up village to help end mental health discrimination
Pop-up village to help end mental health discrimination

Event in Cambridge to raise awareness of mental health

03 September 2013
New CEO starts work at CPFT
New CEO starts work at CPFT

Aidan Thomas takes up new role with a vow to further strengthen services

02 September 2013
Landmark for CPFT's ARC team
Landmark for CPFT's ARC team

Centre makes 10,000th referral in just over a year

28 August 2013
Pioneering Autism Centre opens its doors
Pioneering Autism Centre opens its doors

The Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, based on the Fulbourn Hospital site, has opened its doors.

15 August 2013
School nurses head to shops to promote health messages
School nurses head to shops to promote health messages

They'll be hosting roadshows at Queensgate in Peterborough city centre on 15 August and Serpentine Green, Hampton, on 21 August

09 August 2013
Delight as researchers are awarded £10 million to aid patient care
Delight as researchers are awarded £10 million to aid patient care

Money will pay for vital project being led by CPFT

09 August 2013
Richard ready for epic cycle ride
Richard ready for epic cycle ride

Student nurse tackles John O'Groats to Land's End challenge for charities

07 August 2013
Aidan joins team for first shift
Aidan joins team for first shift

Incoming Chief Executive goes back to the floor ahead of starting top job at CPFT

02 August 2013
ECT Team praised for high standards
ECT Team praised for high standards

Lead consultant Dr Zahoor Syed speaks of his pride following inspection by Royal College of Psychiatrists

26 July 2013
Mental health - help develop an app for that!
Mental health - help develop an app for that!

Have your say on hi-tech development at workshops run by Cambridgeshire SUN Network

18 July 2013
Aidan Thomas is new Chief Executive of CPFT
Aidan Thomas is new Chief Executive of CPFT

He will start on 1 September

10 July 2013
Shelley's a cut above as she raises £2,400
Shelley's a cut above as she raises £2,400

Our nurse undergoes drastic chop in memory of best friend

02 July 2013
Award delight for Liaison Psychiatry team
Award delight for Liaison Psychiatry team

Staff at CPFT have been recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

02 July 2013
Pioneering autism centre set to open
Pioneering autism centre set to open

Construction underway in ground-breaking project involving CPFT, Autism Research Trust, National Autistic Society and N Sethia Foundation

28 June 2013
Nurse Shelley to cut it like Jessie J
Nurse Shelley to cut it like Jessie J

Aiming to raise money in memory of her best friend

18 June 2013
Let's praise carers - CPFT ambassador
Let's praise carers - CPFT ambassador

Ingrid's team aim to help those supporting loved ones

14 June 2013
Final few places left on summer term courses at CPFT's Recovery College East
Final few places left on summer term courses at CPFT's Recovery College East

Ground-breaking college runs courses in Peterborough, Wisbech and Godmanchester

11 June 2013
Mulberry wards officially open
Mulberry wards officially open

The new Mulberry 1, 2 and 3 wards in Fulbourn were declared officially open on Wednesday 5 June.

07 June 2013
Award delight for Emilio
Award delight for Emilio

CPFT consultant psychiatrist scoops top honour

01 June 2013
Volunteers help raise dementia awareness
Volunteers help raise dementia awareness

CPFT volunteers help out at dementia-awareness event in Cambridge

31 May 2013
Study aims to unravel mystery of teenage mind
Study aims to unravel mystery of teenage mind

CPFT-sponsored study aims for major breakthrough for scientists...and parents!

17 May 2013
Governor Elections 2013: Quiz the candidates
Governor Elections 2013: Quiz the candidates

Two special evenings to also include feature fascinating talk by registered counselling psychologist, Martin Liebenberg

17 May 2013
Greenhouse dream is complete
Greenhouse dream is complete

Emotional project to build greenhouse using 1,600 recycled bottles is given Mayoral seal of approval

16 May 2013
Launch of Healthwatch Peterborough
Launch of Healthwatch Peterborough

Watchdog body to outline plans on Monday, May 20

15 May 2013
Joy as Darwin Centre receives top honour
Joy as Darwin Centre receives top honour

Young people's centre receives highest possible accreditation rating

15 May 2013
CPFT staff at Cavell Centre rated as 'excellent'
CPFT staff at Cavell Centre rated as 'excellent'

Oak 2 Ward workers given prestigious honour

13 May 2013
New survey on mental health

Hunts Mind gets Comic Relief funding for study

08 May 2013
Supermarkets' board games boost
Supermarkets' board games boost

Kind donations will help work of CPFT staff with youngsters from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough 

03 May 2013
Can you help with Rethink's Flag Day?

Cambridge Rethink need volunteers to help with annual Flag Day on 11 May

02 May 2013
New directors to join CPFT
New directors to join CPFT

Executive team strengthened with appointments of Lorna Payne and Philip Cave

25 April 2013
Nominations needed for CPFT Governor Elections 2013
Nominations needed for CPFT Governor Elections 2013

Your chance to advise the Trust - and help patients, carers and staff

23 April 2013
Cheer on CPFT staff in London Marathon
Cheer on CPFT staff in London Marathon

Our girls Kate and Caroline ready to tackle Sunday's big race

19 April 2013
CPFT Chief Executive opens new Headway HQ
CPFT Chief Executive opens new Headway HQ

Attila Vegh welcomes brain injuries charity to Ida Darwin site

09 April 2013
Latest newsletter from Cambridge Rethink Carers Group
Latest newsletter from Cambridge Rethink Carers Group

New edition includes details of group's meeting with CPFT's Non-Executive Director Julie Spence

22 March 2013
Fun event for all the family
Fun event for all the family

Peterborough Community Day is free!

22 March 2013
New campaign to help self-stigma sufferers
New campaign to help self-stigma sufferers

Website and workshops on offer from Cambridge-based Lifecraft

22 March 2013
CPFT staff achieve one of the fastest turnarounds in history
CPFT staff achieve one of the fastest turnarounds in history

CPFT out of breach with NHS regulator Monitor

21 March 2013
Shining stars of Red Nose Day
Shining stars of Red Nose Day

How student nurse Joe Hodgson joined with CPFT colleagues and young people to raise hundreds for Comic Relief

15 March 2013
Health Minister Praises Work of Health Visitors from CPFT
Health Minister Praises Work of Health Visitors from CPFT

Dan Poulter MP, Under-Secretary of State for Health, praised the work of Rowena Harvey, Professional Lead for Health Visiting, and  Angela Rees, Service Manager for Universal Children’s North, at a Department of Health event in London on 27th February.

07 March 2013
Patients and Staff
Patients and Staff "Walk it Off"

New lunchtime running scheme launched to help patients and staff get in shape

06 March 2013
Support Comic Relief at the Phoenix Centre
Support Comic Relief at the Phoenix Centre

10.30am on Friday 15 March

06 March 2013
Community Mental Health Survey
Community Mental Health Survey

CPFT patients will take part in a community mental health survey, with forms expected to be distributed in the next few days. This is an annual national mandatory exercise where a large randomly selected sample of service users are asked to complete a survey about their experiences of using Trust services.

28 February 2013
Swap Fags for Swag on No Smoking Day
Swap Fags for Swag on No Smoking Day

Wednesday 13 March 10.30-15.30

Leisure Centre, Fulbourn Hospital

Staff, service users, relatives, and carers, are all invited to take part in a range of activities for No Smoking Day on 13 March. The theme of this years’ No Smoking Day is “Swap Fags For Swag” to highlight the economic – as well as the health – benefits of giving up smoking.

28 February 2013
Awards delight for staff at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Awards delight for staff at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Individuals and teams from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust have been honoured in the organisation’s first staff awards. The ceremony was held to recognise the dedication and achievements of staff following a year of incredible change and improvement.

26 February 2013
Caring and Coping

Do you support a relative, friend or neighbour due to their mental illness? If so this is the course for you.

This course is an education programme providing information and peer support for carers. The course also provides an opportunity for carers to develop their practical skills in the areas of communication, coping strategies and self help.

26 February 2013
Cambridge Group Work

Understanding Groups: A 10 Week Course - Wednesdays 6 to 9pm, 10th April – 12 June 2013

This Course is designed for those working with groups in a variety of settings; mental health, therapy, counselling, social care, education or team dynamics.  It consists of seminars and an experiential group.

19 February 2013
CPFT Chaplain appointed as Bishops’ adviser for health care Chaplaincy in Peterborough.
CPFT Chaplain appointed as Bishops’ adviser for health care Chaplaincy in Peterborough.

Mary Hanna, lay chaplain for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  NHS Foundation trust, has been appointed Bishops’ adviser for health care chaplaincy for the Diocese of Peterborough. 

19 February 2013
Joint Medicine for Members Lecture
Joint Medicine for Members Lecture

Depression – “The fog is like a cage without a key”

by Martin Liebenberg, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Venue:     The William Harvey Lecture Theatre, School of Clinical 
               Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Time:        Thursday 21 February 2013 @ 6.30pm

19 February 2013
Calling all marmalade makers!
Calling all marmalade makers!

 Marmalade making competition at Darwin Nurseries on 23 February at 11am

13 February 2013
Music Therapy Services for Children in Cambridgeshire Receive £100k Boost
Music Therapy Services for Children in Cambridgeshire Receive £100k Boost

A recent private donation to CPFT's charitable funds has resulted in a greater availability of music therapy services for children in the county.

12 February 2013
CPFT staff try their hands at fudge making
CPFT staff try their hands at fudge making

Elizabeth House team enjoy sticky bonding session

11 February 2013
CPFT praised by healthcare regulator

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) has been declared fully compliant in all standards by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following a year of huge change and improvement.

07 February 2013
Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame and Self-Critical Difficulties

15, 16 & 17 April 2013

Three-day workshop with Professor Paul Gilbert PhD FBPsS OBE and author of “The Compassionate Mind and Overcoming Depression”

05 February 2013
Who’s your NHS Hero?

Who do you know who has gone the extra mile or ‘ploughed through’ to provide exceptional care this winter? Don’t let your chance to say thank you drift away! Snow them how much you appreciate them with a nomination as your NHS Hero this winter….

05 February 2013
Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference

Bristol, UK, 24-26 June 2013

This conference has a fantastic programme which is genuinely international, rich and varied with an excellent mix of oral presentations, participatory workshops across all the art forms and opportunities to learn about practical examples in the field.

31 January 2013
New Mental Health Centre Opens Doors at Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely
New Mental Health Centre Opens Doors at Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely

Ely Adult Mental Health Services, part of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, have moved to a brand new home at the Coveney Centre, in the Princes of Wales Hospital, after the closure of the old Croylands site.

31 January 2013
Rethink Mental Illness January 2013 Newsletter

Cambridge Rethink Carers Group incorporating Peterborough & Fenland

25 January 2013
Blue man campaign success
Blue man campaign success

Mind sends a huge thank you to everyone who has supported their Blue Man campaign over the past two weeks.

22 January 2013
Job Vacancy - Non Executive Director of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council is responsible for establishing Healthwatch Cambridgeshire as the new local consumer champion for health, public health and social care by 01 April 2013 and is looking for two dynamic individuals to support the Chair of the Board.

22 January 2013
Staying independent, safe and well

Last year, library visitors across Cambridgeshire had the chance to find out about local services to help them stay independent, safe and well by visiting the Your Life, Your Choice roadshow.

22 January 2013
CPFT response into CQC report on "unsafe staffing levels"

You may have read in the media over the past few days a report put out by the Care Quality Commission in which it listed a number of NHS Trusts failing to operate with adequate staffing levels - CPFT's Cavell Centre in Peterborough was one of the Trusts listed.

The report into staffing levels carried out by the CQC is more than two years old. Since then CPFT has been regularly inspected on staffing levels and the Trust was found compliant at all of these inspections.

In its most recent inspection, which took place just last month (12 December), the CQC found The Cavell Centre compliant in the area of staffing levels.

Specifically, the report – which is published today (14 January 2013) – stated that there were ‘enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs’. The report states that ‘recent recruitment had resolved the issue’, concluding: “Staff had the skills, knowledge and experience to offer appropriate care to people...(staff had) completed a wide range of training so that they were equipped to carry out their role.”

A full copy of the CQC inspection report can be downloaded here

14 January 2013
Keep warm, keep well campaign

How to keep well during the winter months

03 January 2013
Get ready to enrol on a Recovery College East course
Get ready to enrol on a Recovery College East course

Do you want to develop new skills or increase your understanding of the mental health challenges you or your family have?

19 December 2012
Choose Well this winter
18 December 2012
CPFT wins contract to support vulnerable young people

CASUS win tender to continue to provide an integrated drug and alcohol misuse service across Cambridgeshire.

11 December 2012
Urgent information for patients and visitors to The Cavell Centre on 28 November

Royal visit to Peterborough Hospital will cause severe disruption

22 November 2012
Cambridge Carers' Group need an admin volunteer
Cambridge Carers' Group need an admin volunteer

Could you help in this role?

21 November 2012
Cameo celebrates 10th birthday

CPFT service has developed internal reputation

13 November 2012
Recovery College East launched
Recovery College East launched

Service users, carers, staff and partners came together to celebrate the launch of the first Recovery College for the east of England.

13 November 2012
NHS 111 - do you want to get involved?

NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. 

29 October 2012
New Non-Executive Directors join the Board

CPFT welcomes four new Non-Executive Directors

25 October 2012
Dementia carers win media award
Dementia carers win media award

Dementia Carers' Support Service win at the Cambridge News Community Awards

12 October 2012
Could you be an ambassador for CPFT?

Would you like to help us improve our services?

01 October 2012
New CPFT Professor
13 September 2012
Phoenix fete success
Phoenix fete success

Children, families and staff raise money at special summer event

29 August 2012
Annual Members' Meeting 2012
Annual Members' Meeting 2012

Come along to our public meeting

24 August 2012
Into the Dragon's Den for Amanda

Student health visitor wins £2000

24 August 2012
CPFT appoints new chairman
CPFT appoints new chairman

David Edwards joins the Trust

24 August 2012
New community criminal justice service

Joint local authority and Department of Health funding has recently made it possible for mental health services to be made more available to offenders with mental health problems in the community.

16 May 2012
Peterborough Youth Offending Service praised

The Youth Offending Service (YOS), which includes our psychology team led by Dr Becky Morland, Consultant Counselling Psychologist and Senior Manager of the Health and Family Intervention Team, has just passed recent inspections from the HM Inspector of Prisons (HMIP) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with flying colours.

16 May 2012

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