Your second edition of Shine magazine is here!

In this winter edition you will have the chance to find out about:

  • How we do more for our staff as part of our new recruitment campaign
  • How to get the most out of your finances this year with some helpful advice from renowned money expert Peter Komolafe
  • What we’re doing to get youngsters talking about their mental health
  • You can learn all about the condition, autism in our ‘Spotlight on…’ feature
  • Acquire a new skill with tips on how to take a good photo from our in-house specialist and former trainee medical photographer, Rachel Cottam
  • Follow Ellie-Jo Parkinson, the Trust’s only Homeless Healthcare Practitioner around on a typical day (if there is such a thing!)
  • Get to know our Chair, David Fillingham

As well as more about the Hidden Talents Programme which supports our colleagues with disabilities, The Bay; a nature and wildlife recovery project, how we help those with severe mental health conditions find work in partnership with our colleagues at Blackpool Council, a service user’s story from being at Guild Lodge to working here at the trust and some scenic walks from all abilities across our beautiful patch.

Shine aims to give an insight into our services, celebrates the wonderful work and achievements of our people, tells real stories, gives informative updates and is for staff, service users, carers, partners and the wonderful people of Lancashire and South Cumbria who we serve. So feel free to share it far and wide on your social media!

The magazine is written and designed in-house by our Communication Team, who have even found the time to rustle up a warming winter recipe that’s quick, easy, filing and suitable for those on a budget.

So what are you waiting for? Have a read, we hope you enjoy it!

The Comms Team are always on the lookout for feedback and new stories so if you have something you want to share, please get in touch on