Innovations

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    Innovations

    Our focus on developing innovative solutions and practices benefits those we care for and improves the delivery of health and care solutions. We will continually add to this page, so please keep checking in.
    Our innovative developments include:

    • An innovative research study, ROSHNI-2, with a group of mums to look into the rise in postnatal low mood and stress among Asian women.
    • A local health and wellbeing provider is joining forces with Lancashire Mind and wider partners to deliver the first Workplace Wellbeing Conference in Lancashire.
    • Working in partnership with Lancashire Mind to support local employers to improve the health, wellbeing and performance of their workforce, we held the ‘Time to Talk about Wellbeing at Work’ event. This was the first of its kind and brought together employers from across the county to share best practice, and raise the profile and benefits of workplace wellbeing.
    • The Burnley Mindsmatter Team joined up with Burnley Football Club to offer a unique first-of-its-kind course for youngsters aspiring to become professional footballers. According to the Professional Footballers’ Association, there is an increase in footballers seeking help for mental health problems. The Burnley Mindsmatter team will offer a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy course to 15 to 17 year olds.
    • Home View, an innovative partnership between Lancashire Care Foundation Trust and Home Group that supports people with mental health problems, is a 24 hour supported housing service providing short-term accommodation for adults aged between 18-65 with mental health problems who have recently been discharged but are unable to return home.
    • The National Institute for Health Research Lancashire Clinical Research Facility, located at Royal Preston Hospital, is an innovative collaboration between us, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lancaster University. The facility will play an important role in discovering new treatment and improving care for the future.
    • The Scarisbrick inpatient mental health unit in Ormskirk developed ‘The Green Room’, a reflective space for patients to relax, wind down, have a chat or use as a religious or spiritual environment as part of their recovery. The initiative for The Green Room was developed by members of staff from the Occupational Therapy service who recognised that patients are not always well enough to access the existing faith facilities within the community.
    • Our Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) has pioneered a novel idea to promote inclusion and participation among young service users with learning disabilities or autism by including them on the interviewing panel for recruiting new members of staff and giving them the training and support to learn about recruitment and volunteering.
    • The Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) service run collaboratively with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals extended its service to treat at home patients who are frail and unable to attend hospital daily. Previously, the service was designed for patients to be discharged home, and be treated with intravenous antibiotics given once per day as an outpatient in either Chorley District hospital or in Royal Preston hospital.