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Pulling Together at Cygnet Aspen House

Staff and service users at Cygnet Aspen House have been pulling together to keep their morale high during this difficult time and have put together a new therapy programme.

The new COVID-19 Therapy Programme includes lots of fun outdoor activities such as ‘getting active in the garden’ including dancing, badminton, gardening, quizzes, swing tennis and colouring.

Service users are using the local field for a nature walk with staff, so they are able to have their one walk a day.

An order for wooden bird boxes, bird feeders, binoculars and bird books has also been made to keep everyone entertained in the garden. This was at the request of the service users who include some keen bird watchers.

The service has also seen the opening of their ‘Sugar Rush’ tuck shop, which is being run by a service user as part of their therapeutic earnings role. This has been a huge success in its first few weeks of opening.

Over the Easter weekend the team also put on an Easter Egg Hunt. Clues were released at intervals to help guide teams to crack the code to a safe full of chocolate goodies.

Finally, service users and staff have also come together to create a fun music video for the ‘Corona Track’. The song, with words written by a service user, highlights the importance of keeping your hands clean.

Cygnet Aspen House is a 20 bed service in Mexborough, near Doncaster, specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women who have severe and enduring mental illness.

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