CWP win awards for positive practice in mental health

by CWP News - 29 October 2015

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) celebrated all that is positive in mental health at the recent National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2015 held in Newcastle.  The keynote speech was provided by the National Clinical Director for Mental Health, Dr Geraldine Strathdee.

Shortlisted in four categories, the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team won an award for Digital Technology/Social Media relating to their innovative work on CWP’s CAMHS website for young people (MyMind.org.uk).  Additionally, CWP West mental health nurse and West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group patient leader Julie Sheen took home the award for Unsung Nursing Hero.

Lesley Dougan, the lead for the CAMHS MyMind website, said: “The MyMind team are immensely proud of winning the digital technology and social media category in this year's Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards, and of the East Young Advisors for being highly commended! This is co-production at its best!”

On winning the Unsung Nursing Hero award, Julie said: “It was enough of a compliment to be nominated for such a special award for my nursing care and the charity peer support work I do with Chester PLUS (peer led user support) and Rethink Mental Health Chester Support Groups - but to go on to win the Unsung Nursing Hero award was amazing.”

Sheena Cumiskey, CWP Chief Executive added: “To be recognised like this is a fantastic acknowledgement of the work CWP are doing on a daily basis. 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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