Nominations now open for our 2019 Celebrating Achievement Awards

Nominations for this year's awards are now closed. Thank you to those who have taken the time to submit a nomination.

This year's ceremony will take place in the afternoon on Friday 29 November in the Estuary Suite at Sandy Park in Exeter when the winners and highly commended recipients will be announced.


Improvement Award - Award for excellence in making high quality sustainable improvements. This award will recognise sustained high quality improvements, aligned to our aims, which have had an impact over a period of time. Nominations can relate to improvement in both clinical and support services.

Inclusion Award - Award for promoting equality, valuing diversity and championing recovery and wellbeing. This award is open to people who actively promote and champion recovery, inclusion and wellbeing which may be for the people who use our services, their carers and families or our staff.

Innovation Award - Award for change and innovation. This award will be for an outstanding person or group of people who have actively pursued and implemented innovative solutions that have led to improving the quality of services and the experience of people using or working in those services.
Examples might demonstrate improved access and efficiency of services, the use of technology in improving services or innovation in the way that care and support is provided or received.

Inspiration Award - Award for special qualities. This award is for people who have inspired others to make Devon Partnership NHS Trust a great place to work or deliver improvements to services for the benefit of those who use them.

Integration Award - Award for partnership working. This award will celebrate partnership working and its role in developing Devon Partnership NHS Trust as a centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability. This could include partnerships between teams, partnerships with families or external partnerships with stakeholders and communities.

Together Award - Award for involving people who use our services in everything we do. This award is for people who actively champion meaningful involvement of people using our services, including carers and families.

Going the Extra Mile Award - Award for extraordinary effort or achievement. This award will celebrate the contribution of an individual or team who has shown extraordinary commitment to our shared aims within Devon Partnership NHS Trust and has gone beyond the call of duty for others, that may include people who use our services, carers and families, and/or our staff.

Leadership Award - Award for outstanding leadership. Nominations are invited for people that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, regardless of their role, that has made a positive impact to those around them. Their leadership qualities can be upheld as an example for others to follow.

Lifetime Achievement Awards - Award for long term service and dedication. This award is for someone who has dedicated many years of service to mental health and learning disability services within Devon or Bristol and whose service has been valued by their colleagues, our partners and the people we serve.

Board Award - Award for outstanding contribution towards fulfilling our vision of an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. This award is open to people who have made a difference, demonstrating their commitment and compassion in helping to achieve our vision. This award is open to all, whether as individuals, teams, in partnership or as a community.

To view last year's winners and watch the film from the event please click here.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Marie-Anne August, Corporate Events and Engagement Coordinator at