There were celebrations last night at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool as all six of our shortlisted teams received a Highly Commended recognition at the Positive Practice Mental Health Awards 2017.
The Positive Practice MH Collaborative is a user-led multi-agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCGs, Police forces and third sector organisations which was established to recognise and share excellence in mental health and mental health services - a key part of this is through the annual awards.
Those praised were:
Employment (NHS England)
For positive practice in improving access and outcomes in secondary mental health care
Depression and Anxiety Service
Psychological therapies for people with ‘common mental Health problems’ (NHS England)
For positive practice in improving outcomes in psychological Therapies for people with common mental health problems
Mental wellbeing of staff (Otsuka Healthcare Solutions)
For positive practice by a health or social care organisation in any sector who support the emotional health and mental well-being of their staff in an innovative way.
Four Steps to Safety programme
Quality Improvement (Mindset)
For positive practice in the use of a recognised QI methodology to help improve outcomes in mental health.
Perinatal Mental Health Service
Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Care (NHS England)
For positive practice in improving access and outcomes through specialist perinatal mental health care.
Approved Mental Health Professional Team jointly with Devon County Council
Mental Health and Social Care
For positive practice in improving outcomes for service users through social care by a local authority or social care provider.
All the winners will be published here shortly.
Congratulations to all those shortlisted and well done on getting Highly Commended.