CWP paving the way for 'Positive
2 CWP services have been shortlisted
for this year's 'Positive Practice Mental Health Awards.' The Wirral Primary
Mental Health Team, which is run by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS
Foundation Trust (CWP), recently launched a programme for 'Future in Mind' which
saw CWP CAMHS staff training those who work with or care for children with
mental health issues to provide guidance and support.
The programme was nominated for the 'Primary and Secondary Mental Health Care
Collaboration' category and the 'Improving Access and Outcomes in Education'
category and has been shortlisted for both awards.
The awards are due to take place on the 12 October 2017, in Blackpool.
Vicky Dunham, team manager for Wirral CAMHS Primary Mental Health Team, said:-
"The work we're doing for Future in Mind is something I'm extremely proud
of, and I am delighted that it has been shortlisted for these awards. Our aim is
to ensure that the people that work with children and young people; teachers,
GPs, parents; know how to support someone that might be struggling with their
mental health, and that they have someone to talk to for advice and guidance."
Alongside this, CWP's Young Advisors, in collaboration with the Central and East
CAMHS Primary Mental Health Team, were shortlisted for the 'Innovation in
Children and Young People's MH (NHS England)' award for their Young
Advisor A&E, GP and Paediatric mental health training initiative.
Claire Evans, Participation and Engagement Lead for Central and East and leader
of the Young Advisor programme, said:- "I'm thrilled that our initiative
has been shortlisted for the Innovation in Children and Young People's MH award.
It is something that is very close to my heart and to see it recognised in such
a way just reinforces that we are making a difference."
The Positive Practice Mental Health Awards are run by the Positive Practice MH
Collaborative, a user led multi agency collaborative of 75
organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCG's, Police Forces, 3rd sector
providers, front line charities and service user groups. The awards aim to
identify, and disseminate positive practice in mental health services by working
together across organisations and sectors, to facilitate shared learning, and to
raise the profile of mental health with politicians and policy makers.