CYPMH Positive Practice Awards 2018

National Children & Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) Awards 2018 – NOW OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS until October 30 !!

There are 10 categories in total, some of which are aimed at individuals, some at individuals or groups, and three specifically at organisations providing CYPMH Services.

Individual Awards

1)  Personal Journey

This award is given in recognition that some young people overcome huge challenges to achieve success – be it in their family, social, educational or work lives.

For the individual child or young person that has attained significant improvements in his/her own life such as overcoming challenges to stay in school/education and achieve personal targets. Their story will serve as an inspiration to other Children and Young people.

The child/young person must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider. Parents/carers can nominate their child/young person, alongside endorsement from one of the group above.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

 

2) Volunteer of the Year

This award celebrates the volunteering efforts of a young person whose volunteering activities has enriched their local community.

 For the individual child or young person who has made significant contribution to working alongside charity/youth groups, including those not traditionally associated with mental health care and support, championing and raising awareness of mental health within their local communities.

The child/young person must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider/charity/community group. Parents/carers can nominate their child/young person, alongside endorsement from one of the group above.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx 

 3) Champion of the Year

This award recognises a young person who has made exemplary efforts, possibly under difficult circumstances, to support and enable others to lead more fulfilling life or lives.

For the individual child or young person that has made positive contribution to their community or individuals through activities such as campaigning or linking in with their school or other community groups/charities. The judges are looking for inspirational examples of young people who despite their own difficulties have enriched the lives of others.

The child/young person must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider/charity/community group.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

Individual and/or group awards

 4) Innovator of the year

For an individual young person or group who has created a piece of work, including a digital project / social media, to be used by CYPMH and partner organisations such as schools to promote positive mental health and inspire hope in Children and Young people . The judges are looking for entries where children and young people have taken the lead in planning, organising and delivering the project to ensure it reaches as many Children and Young people as possible

The child/young person/group must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider or community group.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

 5) Contribution to Services

This award is for an individual or group whose efforts in contributing to improving the quality of their local CYPMH services has been exemplary and inspiring to professionals and Children and Young people.

For the individual child, young person or group who has contributed their time and energy in enabling and a health or social care organisation to better meet the needs of Children and Young people.  The group/organisation can be health, social care, or other public sector (e.g. education). The judges are looking for entries where children and young people have taken the lead in planning, organising and delivering the project and where there has been positive impact on local communities.

The child/young person/group must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider or community group.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

6) Carer/Parent/Sibling award

This award recognises a group or individual parent, carer or sibling whose efforts in promoting whole family involvement within CAMHS services has improved services within their communities.

For the individual parent, carer or sibling or a representative group whose partnership working with CAMHS services has led to an improvement in services by the closer involvement of families within support and care.   The judges will particularly look for involvement of families in design, development and delivery of project.

The Carer/Parent/Sibling/group  can be self-nominated or nominated by the school, health or social care provider/charity/community group.  If self-nominated endorsement from one of the group above is needed.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

7) Outreach to Vulnerable Groups Award  

For an individual young person or group who helps encourage individuals from groups who have had poor access to ‘traditional’ services to seek support.

This award is for individuals or groups who have made significant improvements to the lives of Children and Young people who suffer multiple forms of discrimination and disadvantage. Judges will be looking for examples of individuals or groups who have focused care and support on the needs of the individual Children and Young people, not treating single “conditions”.

Nominations can be made by representatives from public, health, social care or third sector, however endorsement must also be provided by young people and or parents/carers or community group

 Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

Organisation/Service Awards

8) Learning and education award –

This award recognises a service/project working to build resilience in schools with young people

For outstanding work between education and health/social care and or third sector organisations, who have developed innovative projects to promote positive mental health in learning and educational establishments. The judges will particularly look for involvement of children and young people in design, development and delivery of project.

Nominations can be made by representatives from public, health, social care or third sector, however endorsement must also be provided by young people or community group.

Nominate at:- http://bit.ly/2vzp5aq

9) Crisis Services award –

This award recognises a  service supporting young people in crisis.

For a team/service that provided exceptional support and intervention to children/young people and their families at a time of crisis. The judges are looking for innovative examples, in particular those that can evidence inclusion of children in the design and monitoring of the project and family and or/community groups in the delivery of services.

Nominations can be made by representatives from public, health, social care or third sector, however endorsement must also be provided by young people and or parents/carers or community groups

Nominate at:- http://bit.ly/2vzp5aq

10) Partnership working/Co-Production award –

This Award recognises  true co-production with Children and Young people in a service or project

For education and health/social care organisations who have established services truly co-produced with  Children and Young people. This may include third sector and community groups and may relate to national or regional quality initiatives designed to promote closer partnership working.

Nominations can be made by representatives from public, health, social care or third sector, however endorsement must also be provided by young people and or parents/carers or community groups

Nominate at:- http://bit.ly/2vzp5aq

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN TILL OCTOBER 30 !!