Award winning NHS team scoops 4th award in a
LOCAL services for child and adolescent mental health
have been again recognised for their positive practice in mental health, at a
national ceremony, making it 4 years in a row.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) from Cheshire and Wirral
Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) scooped 'Overall Achievement in Children
and Young People's Mental Health Services' at this year's 'Breakthrough Positive
Practice in Mental Health Awards' that was held in Woking. 2016 has been busy for CWP's CAMHS services. Ancora House, the new state of
the art inpatient centre opened in September and 'World Mental Health Day' marked
the official launch of the 'Next Step' goal based outcome resource. The 4D Toolkit
has also taken off, a therapy resource that helps young people vocalise and
manage their feelings, and work continues to develop the existing involvement of
young people with lived experience.
The award winning website for CAMHS,
MyMind.Org.UK has now been live for five
years and provides useful information for young people and their families using
the service. You can now also like @CWPmymind on Instagram, as well as @mymindfeed
On the night, the award was presented by Kathryn Pugh, programme manager for
children and young people's mental health at NHS England.
Ian Roberts, clinical team manager for West Cheshire and Winsford CAMHS says:-
"It was an honour to attend the awards evening on behalf of CWP CAMHS. It
was fantastic to witness so many stories of innovative, committed and inspiring
The award 'shouts out' that CWP CAMHS continues to develop and motivate so many
ideas and plans amongst its staff; and has the backing of CWP and commissioners
to continue the excellent work with our young people, to develop our services
and interventions even further."
Sheena Cumiskey, CWP's Chief Executive added:- "It is fantastic that the
work of CWP is acknowledged in this way. I see staff working tirelessly to
deliver high quality care for the people who access our services and it is their
energy and dedication that makes a positive difference to their recovery."
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