At last the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards are back!! Categories for Teams and Services are As Follows:-
Innovative Services in Mental Health
For a project or service that can demonstrate innovation in the development and operation of a service supporting people with mental health problems, either in-patient or community based.
Art, Mental Health and wellbeing
For a project or service that demonstrates positive practice by supporting and encouraging the creative talents of people with mental health problems.
Specific Award for those working in Dementia Services
For a team who have developed a service who ‘think out of the box’ in how to provide the most effective services for people with dementia and their carers.
Mental Health in Primary care/community
For a service/team working in mental health in primary care/ the community who are providing innovative and integrated primary care mental health services that are highly valued by their patients/carers and which encourages early identification and intervention.
Commissioning for outcomes in Mental Health
For an initiative or service tackling the issue of commissioning for better outcomes in mental health in a more forward thinking way, showing involvement of patients as a central part of the process.
For an initiative that has demonstrated positive practice through its work to improve the patient experience of services.
For two or more organisations that are working in partnership to break down barriers and provide non-discriminatory services that improve the health and wellbeing of people with a mental health problem in an innovative and forward thinking way.
Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
For a team or service that has demonstrated positive practice through their innovative service development in the field of mental health and the criminal justice system.
Mental Wellbeing of Staff
For an organisation who support the emotional health and mental wellbeing of their staff in an innovative way.
And categories for individuals are:-
Making a Difference
For someone working in health or social care who makes a difference to the lives of people of any age with mental health problems.
Mental Health Leader
For a mental health leader who has made a positive impact on the services they are running and the people who work for them.
For a mental health practitioner who has worked in mental health for a minimum of ten years, and has had a positive impact on those they work with, and care for.
To apply immediately please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. The application proccess on line will open on March 22nd.