Lancashire secures 2 awards at
Prestigious National Awards
LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust bagged 2 awards at
the national, prestigious Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards ceremony
which was held to celebrate positive work in mental health.
The Trust's:- 'Mood on Track Programme' ran by the Psychosis and Bipolar
Psychological Care Network won the:- 'Psychological Therapies in Secondary Care'
Award hosted by NHS England. The service was commended for their innovative work
in providing an assessment and treatment service which is dedicated to
individuals who have a diagnosis of Psychosis and/or Bipolar Disorder.
The Trust's Acute Therapy Service (ATS) was also awarded highly commended in the
same category for their work in improving the care pathway and choices for
individuals when they are in a mental health crisis by enabling them to remain
in their own home whilst receiving care.
The event was held on Thursday, 12 October 2017, at the The
Imperial Hotel, in Blackpool and was organised by the
Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative in partnership with Lancashire
Care NHS Foundation Trust. The 2017 event was a national event, that consisted of 16 categories that were open to teams, services and
individuals who work in mental health.
Professor Heather Tierney Moore, Chief Executive at Lancashire Care NHS
Foundation Trust said:- "It has been an honour to host this year's
Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards in partnership with the collaborative.
The ceremony was extremely well attended and was even bigger than previous
years, which goes to show just how much positive practice there is to celebrate
across the country. It was a fantastic night full of fun and enjoyed by everyone
who attended. The event really highlights the dedication from organisations
across the country to providing high quality care for service users, their
families and carers. It's also a great way to remember and celebrate the
achievements of our own staff and highlight the fantastic work that is taking
place right here in Lancashire. As always, the standard of the nominations was
fabulous and everyone who was nominated should be extremely proud.
Congratulations to all those who received an award this year, you truly are
examples of people who go above and beyond your role in mental health!"
Angie Russell from the
Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative said:-
"This year's awards have been a great success and it has been fantastic to
host the awards alongside Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, right here in
Blackpool. Each year the awards grow even bigger and we have received some
amazing examples of positive practice in mental health. This year's event has
been a double celebration as we are also launching the Lancashire Positive
Practice in Mental Health Service Directory. Well done to all of those who have
been nominated for this year's awards and a huge congratulations to all of those
that have received an award. We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we
have and look forward to doing it all again next year!"
The awards are held every year and in 2018, they will be hosted by Mersey Care NHS
The Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative is a user led multi agency
collaborative of 75 organisations that includes:- NHS Trusts, Clinical
Commissioning Groups, Police Forces, 3rd sector providers, front line
charities and service user groups. The group seeks 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.