Award winning NHS team scoops fourth award in a row
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 four 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 in Woking.
This year 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 Twitter.
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, 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 practice.”
“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 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.”