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Free mental health event for GPs21 Apr 2015
As part of its range of events for Mental Health Awareness Week 2015, The Tuke Centre are putting on a free event for GPs on Monday May 11th. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
How to make a human being10 Mar 2015
On Tuesday March 10th Suzanne, a current patient at The Retreat hosted a photography and expressive art exhibition in order to raise money for local charity SASH. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Dementia Friend Sessions30 Jan 2015
The Retreat as part of its commitment to make York a dementia friendly city has started offering Dementia Friend sessions. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Retreat Archives Go Digital26 Jan 2015
The Wellcome Library will partner with the Borthwick Institute for Archives and the Royal College of Psychiatrists for a project, which will digitise historical documents from the York Retreat and make them available to the public. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Wearing Christmas Jumpers to Work31 Dec 2014
Staff and patients at The Retreat got into the festive spirit by donning their best (or worse depending on how you look at it) Christmas Jumpers in order to raise money for Martin House Children's Hospice. The grand total on the day was £133.50. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Acorn Programme awarded Specialist Provider of the Year 201427 Oct 2014
The Acorn Programme at The Retreat York has become the latest recipient of the Independent Healthcare Apex Specialist Provider of the Year award. Now in its 4th year the award celebrates best practice in specialist and secure practice across the country. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Hidden for 40 years: Abandoned wing of The Retreat (include pictures)21 Oct 2014
Abandoned wing of psychiatric hospital where Quakers were treated after founder saw appalling conditions in asylum. Rooms and treasures at hospital left preserved after being abandoned READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Hidden Rooms Frozen in Time17 Oct 2014
HIDDEN behind the doors at one of York's most distinctive institutions are rooms which have been left untouched for a generation. Kate Liptrot goes on a tour behind the scenes at The Retreat. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Statement Two from The Retreat 9/10/1409 Oct 2014
9 October 2014 Statement from Jenny McAleese, Chief Executive “I would like to confirm that David Smith, The Retreat’s Director of Development , has resigned today (Thursday 9 October) with immediate effect. “This relates to an announcement we made earlier this week regarding the suspension of a member of staff and the launch of an internal investigation. “We will continue to uphold our values of honesty, trust and integrity as a Quaker organisation and apologise most sincerely for any distress caused during this matter. “I would like to reassure people that patient care has not been affected in any way.” ENDS READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Statement One from The Retreat 9/10/1409 Oct 2014
Statement from The Retreat, York "We can confirm that The Retreat has suspended a member of staff, following information received relating to their conduct. "We will be carrying out an internal investigation, looking at all the facts involved. “We would like to stress that this investigation does not relate to any aspects of patient care. "It would be inappropriate for us to comment further, pending this investigation." ENDS READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
World Mental Health Day 201406 Oct 2014
Friday October 10th This year The Retreat will be holding a number of activities across the city in honour of World Mental Health Day. Read on to find out more. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Update for Friends24 Sep 2014
A short update for members of the Society of Friends READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Tommy on Tour16 Sep 2014
As part of his 'You Can Make a Difference" campaign Tommy Whitelaw brings his Tommy on Tour dementia tour to The Retreat York. November 24th 6pm - 7.30pm READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Retreat Film Premier01 Sep 2014
York Press reporter Kate Liptrot writes about the premier of The Retreats new video. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Autism Awareness Event - Talks Announced29 Aug 2014
On Thursday September 4th at 5:30pm The Tuke Centre will be hosting an Autism Awareness Event at The Retreat on Heslington Road in York. We can now give you details of the different talks talking place and the people who will be giving those talks. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Autism Awareness Event14 Aug 2014
On Thursday September 4th at 5:30pm The Tuke Centre will be hosting an Autism Awareness Event at The Retreat on Heslington Road in York. There will be a number of organisations attending including: Citizens Advice Bureau, York Advocacy, National Autisic Society, Mencap, Living With Autism and York Carers Centre. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Dr Stephanie Petty receives Una Holden Award25 Jul 2014
The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People will this year will be awarding Dr Stephanie Petty with the first Una Holden award. The award is given to psychologists who are still early in their career, but who are enthusiastic proponents of working with older people, demonstrating passion and professionalism. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Elephant On Parade01 Jun 2014
Ele the awareness raising elephant came to The Retreat for an extended stay to help tackle stigma surrounding mental ill-health. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Statement on Emma Duffy Fundraising Story25 Apr 2014
We are aware of the story currently being circulated regarding Emma Duffy and the fundraising campaign that aims to raise £1,000,000 in order for her to secure in-patient treatment for an eating disorder at The Retreat. We have played no part in the decision regarding funding her care or carried out an assessment regarding her suitability for our services READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
York Charity Scoops Top Award25 Apr 2014
The Retreat York, a 217 year old mental health charity based in Heslington won the prestigious 'Psychiatric Team of the Year Award - Working-age Adults' at the Royal College of Psychiatrists glittering event in London yesterday. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Towards a Quaker view of Mental Health25 Nov 2013
Acorn Programme accredited16 Sep 2013
The Acorn Programme has maintained its accreditation as a member of Community of Communities. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Naomi unit shortlisted16 Sep 2013
The Retreat is delighted to announce that the Naomi team has been shortlisted for RCPsych Psychiatric Team of the Year Award. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Visitors Day, The Retreat York07 Jun 2013
The Acorn programme is holding a Visitors' Day for mental health professionals on Wednesday 26 June 2013. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Retreat York - Dementia Action Alliance26 Apr 2013
The Retreat York joins the Dementia Action Alliance - to deliver the National Dementia Declaration; a common set of seven outcomes informed by people with dementia and their family carers. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Eating Disorder unit "accredited as excellent"01 Feb 2013
The Retreat is delighted to announce that our Eating Disorder unit has been “accredited as excellent” for the Quality Network in Eating Disorders Adult Inpatient Standards (QED). READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Half Day Conference, The Retreat York31 Jan 2013
The Retreat is holding a Half Day Conference for mental health professionals on the afternoon of Wednesday 20 March. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Photography exhibition17 Jul 2012
An exhibition of photographs taken by the 'Snappy Happy' group from the Hannah Mills unit is taking place in the the centre of York. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Naomi unit to pilot new standards16 Jul 2012
The Naomi unit has been selected to pilot the Quality Network for Eating Disorders Adult Inpatient Standards (QED). READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Star Wards The Retreat York02 Jul 2012
George Jepson and Katherine Allen units at The Retreat in York, were presented with "Full Monty" Star Wards award by Marion Janner, OBE. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
New Social Enterprise shop opening in York02 Jul 2012
‘We are your emporium’ is the first collective of social enterprises to take over a shop in the country, offering opportunities for vulnerable people to gain work experience on their road to employment. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 201202 Mar 2012
The Retreat is backing this week’s eating disorders awareness campaign run by beat, the eating disorder awareness charity, to encourage people to break the silence and speak up about their eating disorder. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Orchard Planting12 Dec 2011
Patients planted trees to remember relatives or friends who had died, or simply to mark their own recovery. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Open Day - The Retreat Strensall04 Oct 2011
Older Adult Services are holding an Open Day on Thursday 10 November. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Retreat to open new unit in Strensall, York05 Sep 2011
We are pleased to announce The Retreat York will be opening a new unit on 5th October 2011. The Retreat Strensall is a community based hospital promoting social inclusion and independence. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Volitional Questionnaire training05 Sep 2011
Sue Parkinson (lead author of MOHOST) is delivering training on the Volitional Questionnaire which is an observational assessment used by OTs to assess a person's volition (motivation) during occupations on Friday 16th September READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Open Days - Older Adult Services - The Retreat York01 Jul 2011
Older Adult Services are holding open days on 26/27th July to launch Care Pathways and celebrate the opening of The Cottage. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Retreat's Acorn Programme features in the recent NHS Confederation's Pub31 Jan 2011
Independent providers...making a difference in the NHS READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
'A Life Worth Living.' Interviews of a Difference.31 Jan 2011
To tie in with the BBC series, The Secret life of a Manic Depressive, which addressed the stigma surrounding mental illness, Andrew Barton interviewed people at The Retreat in York. These interviews were subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio York. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Traumatic Memory: Is it All in The Mindfulness?31 Jan 2011
A paper by Mark McFetridge, Carol Morton and Julia Berg, entitled “Traumatic Memory: Is it All in The Mindfulness?”... READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
'Beyond Belief' Religion and Mental Health31 Jan 2011
The Radio 4 Programme 'Beyond Belief' broadcast on the 15th January focused on Religion and Mental Health READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
A First for the Acorn Programme31 Jan 2011
The Acorn Programme is the first place to achieve accreditation by the Community of Communities READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Retreat celebrates a glowing inspection31 Jan 2011
The Retreat is leading the way in providing high quality mental health services READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Retreat celebrates World Mental Health Day31 Jan 2011
The Retreat is celebrating World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
York mental health experts share knowledge with USA colleagues31 Jan 2011
Consultant psychiatrist Chris Holman and director of clinical services Steve Trenchard from The Retreat in York are flying out to meet the Ivy League psychiatric hospital group READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Medical director joins experts from around UK to speak at eating disorder co31 Jan 2011
The Retreat's medical director Chris Holman will be joining experts from around the UK who have international reputations in the field of eating disorders READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Garden developed at The Retreat to help patients31 Jan 2011
Gardens developed by staff and patients at The Retreat, in Heslington Road, York, are helping patients recover from mental illness READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
From outsider to insider. Experiences of joining a York residential therapeu31 Jan 2011
From outsider to insider. Experiences of joining a York residential therapeutic community programme READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Scans may aid mental health project31 Jan 2011
Brain scans on people with personality disorders could shed new light on improving their lives, experts in Yorkshire say READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Retreat commended in Investors in People report31 Jan 2011
A mental health care charity which draws on 200 years of experience has been commended for its special and unique culture READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
New Laundry investment reduces infection risks31 Jan 2011
A new £100,000 laundry at The Retreat in York will reduce the chance of infection, using state-of-the-art technology READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Patients give mental health unit thumbs up31 Jan 2011
Patients who helped design their own survey have given a York mental health unit top marks READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Therapy in the open air31 Jan 2011
Imagine a day when you are free to talk and think about your work while walking in the Yorkshire Dales READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
It's all new at The Retreat31 Jan 2011
Chief executive appointed on governing body of University of York31 Jan 2011
The chief executive of York-based specialist mental health provider, The Retreat, has been appointed to the governing body of University of York READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Mental health nurse in pod cast31 Jan 2011
Mental health nurse David Harty from The Retreat in York will be sharing his experiences of his working life in a new on line pod-cast READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
New learning centre opens30 Jan 2011
A state-of-the-art new Learning Resource Centre and Training facility is set to open at The Retreat in York on Wednesday 30 April to provide information and learning resources on mental health READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
How green is The Retreat?30 Jan 2011
Staff and patients at The Retreat are becoming greener, with the help of a host of new initiatives to recycle waste and help the environment READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Naomi Open Day Friday 13 June 200830 Jan 2011
Naomi is a 14-bedded inpatient unit using CBT informed interventions to provide a therapeutic environment that promotes recovery from a range of problems READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Design of therapeutic space highlighted at USA conference30 Jan 2011
The unique design of therapeutic space at a York mental health provider is being highlighted at a USA conference READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Italian visitors share practice experience with York mental health provider30 Jan 2011
An Italian mental health team is in York this week sharing best practice and learning with independent mental health provider The Retreat READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
York Striding Out project gets official launch30 Jan 2011
The work of patients and staff in creating a 1500-metre historic walk around the grounds of a 200-year-old York building, will be recognised this week with an official launch. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Patients get therapy in drama and movement30 Jan 2011
Staff were frozen to the spot at The Retreat in York in a bid to promote therapy through drama. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
York psychologist highlights successful work with older people at national c30 Jan 2011
Consultant clinical psychologist Garry Brownbridge will be speaking to a packed audience at a British Psychological Society conference in York this week, highlighting his successful group analysis work with older people at The Retreat in York. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Patients and staff work together to meet spiritual needs30 Jan 2011
An artist specialising in stained glass has put the finishing touches to a stunning new room being designed and built at The Retreat in York. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Former patient puts on art display30 Jan 2011
Spending the day strapped to a hospital bed in Spain was not what Julie Bagwash had in mind for her fortieth birthday. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
New dual diagnosis service30 Jan 2011
People with both addiction and mental health problems are benefitting from a ground-breaking new inpatient service at The Retreat. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Praise for unique care for older people30 Jan 2011
Improving older people's mental health30 Jan 2011
A consultant clinical psychologist is proving that group analysis work with older people with mental health disorders can be successful. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Christmas comes early as patients cook cakes for therapy30 Jan 2011
Making Christmas cakes is not only fun, but it is proving to be good therapy for people at The Retreat, a specialist mental health provider in York. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Tributes to former boss of Retreat30 Jan 2011
Tributes to former boss of Retreat READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, visits patients and staff at The Retreat30 Jan 2011
The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, visited patients and staff at The Retreat in March after receiving a personal invite from patients. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Resource Centre opens its doors30 Jan 2011
A state-of-the-art mental health learning and resource centre is opening its doors to the public next week at The Retreat in York. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Making a Difference and Positive Practice Awards 200930 Jan 2011
Making a Difference and Positive Practice Awards 2009 READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
People who make a difference. Awards ceremony with Harry Gration. 3 June 20030 Jan 2011
People who make a difference. Awards ceremony with Harry Gration. 3 June 2009 READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Sensory Garden provides haven of tranquility30 Jan 2011
A sensory garden has been created at The Retreat in York to help older people recover, thanks to a special £3,000 donation from the family of a former patient. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
An uplifting experience for all30 Jan 2011
The Retreat and York and District Mind celebrated World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October with an open event in the grounds of The Retreat. Andrew Waller, leader of City of York Council, opened the event at which approximately 150 people attended. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Morale Booster30 Jan 2011
The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor John Galvin, proved he was game for anything after receiving an invitation from patients at The Retreat in York. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Naomi Unit Open Day30 Jan 2011
The Naomi unit is a 14 bedded specialist service for adults using a treatment approach informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in a modified therapeutic environment which promotes recovery from a range of problems. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
New Director appointed30 Jan 2011
The Retreat, in York, is delighted to announce that Roland Woodward has been appointed as its new Director of Clinical Services. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Visitors' Day - The Acorn Progamme01 Dec 2010
The Acorn Programme is holding a Visitors’ Day on Wednesday 29 September 10.00 am - 4.30 pm for healthcare professionals. Click here for further details READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
The Retreat York opens new extension to talking therapies centre01 Dec 2010
The Retreat celebrated the official opening of a £230,000 extension and redevelopment of The Tuke Centre, on Wednesday 22 September. The Centre provides counselling, psychotherapy and specialist services for trauma, personality disorder and eating disorders. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Staff travel far to keep city car-free01 Dec 2010
Staff at The Retreat in York cycled 15 miles and travelled more than two hours by public transport, in support of York's Car Free Day. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>
Time for action01 Dec 2010
Badminton and aerobics were offered to people with a mental health condition by City of York Council and The Retreat as part of a national, week-long campaign. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >>>