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ASDAN Personal Effectiveness Programme Launches

Within the education department we are now offering our young people a Curriculum programme COPE/AOPE through ASDAN, the young people are able to gain a GCSE equivalent grade or UCAS points. It provides flexible and engaging programmes that involve short term targets covering problem solving, communication, working with others and much more within the modules he/she has chosen.  This will encourage the young people to develop a wider range of core skills and keep them motivated.

The young people are enthusiastic with regards to COPE/AOPE as it provides a non-ridged framework which appeals to the young people because they can incorporate their own interests and pursuits into an active qualification.

Sessions can be either 1:1 or group based dependent on the module of choice. The young people are also able to increase the level of achievement as he/she progresses.

We are excited to see how this new qualification works – Alison, ASDAN Lead, Education Department


Christmas at Regis

It’s a real team effort preparing for Christmas!! Our philosophy at Regis is one of a therapeutic community, instilling a professional ‘family’ atmosphere ….. thanks to all the teams who have worked so hard shopping, wrapping and preparing for Christmas here at Regis. Here’s hoping for another successful year of making Christmas dreams and wishes come true! #24youngpeople #160staff


Fund Raising for Children in Need

The staff and young people at Regis Healthcare took part in a large number of activities to fund raise for Children in Need. There was a cake sale, sponsored silence, sponsored fitness and the young people performed a concert they had been rehearsing during their music sessions. All the staff wore onesies and great fun was had by all.  A total of £171 was raised for the charity.  


Family Forum

Our family and carers forum launches this month, with meetings scheduled for Wednesday the 25th October at 3pm and Saturday the 28th October at 2pm. This will give families/carers the opportunity to meet and discuss many aspects of the service, support each other and also help us develop our services. We are looking forward to hosting the first event! If you would be interested in attending contact for more information.


Dr Potter joins the Team!

We would like to extend a huge welcome to Dr Robert Potter, Consultant Psychiatrist, who has joined our expanding team – he brings with him a wealth of CAMHS experience from his time within the NHS in Wales. Dr Potter also has a keen interest in research and is currently undertaking a research project within Cardiff. We are excited that he will be working with us and look forward to him assisting us in the development of our services with Dr Magda.


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our young people performed on stage for us today and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! We were overwhelmed by just how amazing the singing and instrument playing was – the young people had worked so hard in their music sessions to develop a performance for us and they have something big planned for Christmas – we cannot wait to hear another performance from them. Young people also baked cakes and other yummy treats for the staff to enjoy, in doing this we raised a total of £128.38!! A huge well done to all the young people for creating such a wonderful coffee morning.


Our New Ward

‘Ebbw Ward’ opens as our second CAMHS LSU! Ebbw has opened this month, extending our capacity onsite from 12 to 24beds. Ebbw will be a female only ward, with Brenin remaining as a mixed gender environment. We will be opening 6 beds this month with a further 6 planned from October 2017.  We are really pleased that our second ward is up and running and that our MDT and Nursing team can increase as a result – the wealth of experience is increasing as a result which brings fantastic opportunities for young people placed with us.


Red Nose Day 2017 Fundraising at Regis Healthcare

The young people at Regis took part in a large number of activities for Comic Relief and Red Nose Day 2017. These included fete games, coffee and cake sale, sponsored silence, sponsored mannequin challenge, raffle and much much more. A great time was had by all young people and staff and a massive total of £364 was raised. Well done everyone!