Health trust wins children
and young people's mental health innovation award
A young people's mental health service
from local NHS trust CWP has been named:- 'Innovator of the Year' at this year's
National Children and Young People's Mental Health Awards.
The accolade, won by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's (CWP)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), was awarded to the Trust for
its pioneering mental health support website, MyMind.org.uk.
MyMind has been co-produced with young people accessing CAMHS and aims to
support anyone interested in the mental health and wellbeing of children and
young people across Cheshire and Wirral.
This is the latest in a long line of recognition for the site, which has a
growing reputation nationally as a pioneering digital resource that supports the
mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. In recent years,
Mymind has been named winner at the iNetwork Innovation Awards and has also been
highly commended in both the 'Innovation in CAMHS' category at the Positive
Practice in Mental Health Awards and the 'Innovation in Mental Health' category
at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.
Dr Fiona Pender, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director at local
mental health Trust CWP, said:- "We were really proud to be winners at the
inaugural National Children and Young People's Mental Health Awards and to be
recognised for all the work that young people, their families and staff put into
delivering and maintaining the MyMind website."
At the ceremony in Manchester's Town Hall, CWP's CAMHS service was highly
commended in no less than 4 categories on the night. The Winsford CAMHS
service was highly commended in the Contribution to Services category for their
mental health in Schools project - #mymindmystory, Rebecca Bywater was highly
commended in the volunteer of the year category for her work assisting the CAMHS
Listen up group and contribution to Schools mental health training, and Helen Bibby was highly commended in the parent/carer/sibling category for her support
in the mental health in Schools project.
Dr Pender added:- "We're also incredibly proud of Rebecca and Helen, who
were shortlisted in the awards and attended the event, as well as our Winsford
CAMHS staff for their mental health in Schools project."