The Testimonials

Project testimonials from the staff at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust:


“The sessions have been thoroughly enjoyable and of great benefit to both patients and staff. The therapeutic benefits have added to the inpatient experience for our service users.”

Mark Grigg – Acting Service Manager for Inpatient Care at the Bradgate Unit


“The Patients at the Herschel Prins Centre very much enjoyed the Moving InWards workshops. They Gained a lot by being able to express themselves creatively and the workshops had a great deal of therapeutic value. We would very much support further workshops to provide meaningful and creative activity for our patients”

Louise Walton – Ward Matron – Herschel Prins Centre


“I am very keen for this to continue. It was really refreshing to see such a large majority of the patients engaging in the music session and thoroughly enjoying it and having fun. It encouraged them to all interact together and be harmonious which was lovely to see.”

Jo Lock – Ward Matron – Watermead Ward


“The patients really enjoy and benefit from this.”

Karen Thompson – Occupational Therapist – Belvoir Ward


“Sessions went really well with positive feedback received from all patient and staff that attended. The band was great (such nice people) all three members interacted well and appeared at ease with the patients which made them feel very comfortable and relaxed. Different patients enjoyed different bits of these sessions; the sing along, learning cords on the ukuleles (the band were so patient when trying to teach us), watching the band perform some of their own stuff and Peter sharing his own experiences of his time on the Bradgate unit. The patients appreciated fresh faces on the ward and the chance to interact with some other than health care professionals. There was so many therapeutic benefits to these sessions and we very much hope we will get more.”

Belinda Jordon – Herschel Prins Centre


“The session you provided on Watermead Ward this morning it was really enjoyed by everyone patients, staff and even the CQC inspector who I spoke to during the group! We had around 16 people engaging across the session which is amazing. The music performances really enhance the activities we provide and improve the patient experience most importantly. Watermead & Belvoir Ward would be really keen to have more sessions.”

Sam Wilson – Therapeutic Liaison Worker Occupational Therapy Team – Watermead Ward


To read all about the first evaluation of the project please click here…


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left to right Phil Seaman, Pete Hirst, Sam Munton