Monday, 31 October 2016
On Thursday 13 October SWLSTG celebrated success at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards as two of our teams came second and were highly commended for their hard work.
The Psychological Therapies Team, Avalon Ward was highly commended in Eating Disorders Services and the Deaf Services came second in the Diversity and Equality in Service Delivery category.
John Adlam, Principal Adult Psychotherapist on Avalon Ward, said: “I am very pleased for my team. It was lovely to receive some public recognition for the philosophy of care that the psychological therapies team has developed and promoted on Avalon Ward and the various projects and publications that have been developed with the patients. It was important that the commendation also acknowledged the courage and resilience of these sufferers.”
Victoria Fernandez, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, said: “It was an honour to attend the Positive Practice Awards on behalf of Deaf CAMHS. We were delighted for the hard work that the service does to be recognised nationally among very strong competition and numerous examples of excellent practice across the country.”
The highly prestigious National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards are now in their fourth year and have grown to 17 award categories, with over 500 nominations, and over 120 judges.
The awards celebrate and share positive practice from across England, with NHS, Local Authority, Care Commissioning Groups, and third sector organisations all being highlighted for their work.
The awards this year was co-hosted by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust.
More information about the awards can be found here.