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Iris Benson receives MBE from HRH Prince Charles

04 February 2016
Mersey Care’s expert by experience, Iris Benson, has received her MBE for services to mental health at an official ceremony with HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
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Chief Executive's Blog: Home and Away

25 January 2016
Chief Executive Joe Rafferty writes about his recent trip to China, the Big Brew campaign and changes to the Local Division.

The Big Brew: A new survey claims people with mental health issues remain undateable

18 January 2016
A new NHS campaign aiming to get people talking has found that fewer than one in 10 adults say they would be “very likely” to go on a first date with someone with mental health issues, according to a new survey commissioned by a leading mental health trust.

Chief Executive's Blog: New year, new start

11 January 2016
Chief Executive Joe Rafferty writes his fist blog of 2016, discussing the Big Brew, the Walton Library project and other matters.

The Life Rooms Walton

21 December 2015
Mersey Care NHS Trust is has begun extensive refurbishment of the former Walton Library as part of plans to transform it into a new centre for learning, recovery, health and wellbeing.
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Chief Executive's Blog: That was the year that was

18 December 2015
Chief executive Joe Rafferty writes his final blog of 2015, and reviews Mersey Care's year, looks ahead to 2016 and asks everyone to spare a thought for others at Christmas.
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Mersey Care encourages patients to order prescriptions early for Christmas period

15 December 2015
Mersey Care NHS Trust, one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK, has urged their patients and carers to ensure they plan ahead for their prescriptions over the Christmas period.

Chief Executive's Blog: See, Think, Act

14 December 2015
Chief Executive Joe Rafferty writes about the implications of the leaked report about Southern Health, Mersey Care's ambitions for Foundation Trust status and the staff survey in his latest blog.

Chief Executive's Blog: Acting on your Views

27 November 2015
Chief Executive Joe Rafferty discusses recruitment, the importance of the staff newsletter and the start of Mersey Care's application for Foundation Trust status in his latest blog.

Stay well this winter

24 November 2015
There are lots of things you can try to beat the blues: Keep active Research has shown that a daily one hour walk in the middle of the day could be as helpful as light treatment for coping with the winter blues. Get outside Go outdoors in natural daylight as much as possible, especially at midday and on brighter days. Inside your home, choose pale colours that reflect light from outside, and sit near windows whenever you can.