Local organisations get together to combat the stigma of Mental Health

Spectrum Community Health CIC and NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) joined together to launch the Mental Health Movement, beginning the journey towards combating mental health stigma in the Wakefield District. The event, which coincided with World Mental Health Day, took place on Friday 10th October 2014 at Unity Hall in Wakefield. Keynote speaker, Lord […]

Spectrum’s CEO cycles across China for Wakefield’s vulnerable

The Chief Executive of Spectrum Community Health, Dr. Linda Harris, and her family are embarking on a cycling challenge across the Chengdu Province of China and into Tibet to help raise funds for SpectrumPeople, the volunteering and charitable arm of Spectrum. Starting on the 1st September, Dr. Harris, her husband Gareth and family Chris, Seb […]

Spectrum Community Health is first in the country to be awarded by the RCGP for clinical excellence

Spectrum Community Health CIC has been awarded with the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) prestigious Prison Quality Practice Award (pQPA) – the highest award attainable from the RCGP and the first of its kind in the UK – for the healthcare services the social enterprise provides at HMP & YOI New Hall. The award […]

Nursing team wins at British Journal of Nursing Awards

Submitted by admin on Sat, 03/22/2014 – 09:00 One of Spectrum’s primary care nursing teams have won the Innovation category at the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards on Friday 21st March. Cardiovascular nurse, Michelle Bennett, led the piece of work that ultimately beat 45 other entries to win top spot. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is […]

International Women’s Day: Women supported by Spectrum to make positive choices

International Women’s day, on Saturday 8th March, celebrates the achievements of women, the roles they play in the work place, in society, in politics and so on. It’s not uncommon to hear about the success of women in their careers. However there are many inspiring women, working with organisations like Spectrum, that provide help and […]

Big Lottery success: £9.8m to help West Yorkshire People with multiple issues

The Big Lottery Fund announced that the West Yorkshire partnership, which Spectrum is a part of, has received £9.8 million to support people with multiple problems like homelessness, mental ill health, addiction and reoffending. The multi-million pound grant is being awarded to improve and better coordinate services to tackle the needs of people living chaotic […]

Spectrum Community Health achieves ISO Standards

Following a recent visit by the British Assessment Bureau, Spectrum Community Health is awarded with two international standards, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, demonstrating consistency in Spectrum’s service delivery and management practises. This independent assessment was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and demonstrates Spectrum’s commitment to customer service and quality […]

New service to tackle alcohol related hospital admissions

People experiencing drink related illness and injury will be offered extra support from Spectrum Community Health following the announcement of an Alcohol Liaison Service with The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Launching at Pinderfields Hospital in June, the Alcohol Liaison Service will include a daily clinic which can support anyone who attends the hospital with […]

‘Stay Safe’ and get tested this Valentine’s.

Spectrum’s sexual health team will out in Wakefield City Centre on Saturday 9th February, giving advice and raising awareness about maintaining good sexual health. With romance in the air, as we approach Valentine’s Day, the main message is ‘be responsible’ and ‘Stay Safe’. The team will be at Spectrum’s mobile health unit, outside Wakefield Cathedral, […]

The Art of the Possible: A celebration of creativity in wellbeing and recovery

People in and around Wakefield are being invited to ‘Creative Minds meets SpectrumPeople: The Art of the Possible’ event, a celebration of creative arts and meaningful activity projects in the District that support wellbeing and recovery. The event, organised by Spectrum Community Health and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYFT), and part of […]