Yoga sessions at Rampton, as a result of feedback!

09/10/2013 by Amy Gaskin-Williams

A Service user having asked about the possibility of having yoga sessions on the ward in order to aid relaxation was supported to submit a bid for funding which was successful. The hospital helped to facilitate a 12 week intensive yoga course for Service users to engage in. The course provided the basic foundations and principles of yoga which relate to helping the individual to relax and to improve overall mental wellbeing. Participants were offered the opportunity to engage and learn about the many different strands to yoga. The sessions were greatly welcomed and as a result other areas within the hospital are looking to make similar bids.A final summing up event showcasing what had been done was held in July led by two volunteers from the Involvement Centre. The care pathways were drawn up by clinicians but influenced by service user & carer comments taken from all four events. A number of key themes were incorporated into all 20 pathways and included:

  • Inclusion of carer support and family issues/ needs
  • Safeguarding issues in each pathway
  • Need to standardise all pathways
  • Clear, concise with no abbreviations but not too simple
  • More recovery focused
  • Use of bullet points in the care pathways.

In response to the feedback from the events and the work the project team did with the Involvement centre a different format for the care pathways has been designed for each of the 20, this is currently being piloted within a service in the adult mental health directorate to see if it is easy to understand and whether it makes a difference in helping to explain a person’s care and treatment along the pathway.