Winners and Highly Commended for Innovation in MH in Primary Care sponsored by PRIMHe

The following are the winners and highly commended nominations for the Innovation in MH in Primary Care

WINNERS –

The Practitioner Health Programme – London.  The Practitioner Health Programme  is a unique service which provides confidential care to doctors and dentists with mental health SONY DSCand/or addiction problems.  It has been in operation since 2008 and since then has become one of the largest and most respected practitioner health services in Europe.  The service is located in a GP practice and is led by Dr Clare Gerada, a GP with a special interest in mental health.  It is a truly integrated service, with a  multi-disciplinary team  combining on a single site psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, GPs, mental health nurses and CBT therapists.;

 

 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED –

Moving Forward, Mental Health Concern – Newcastle.  The Moving Forward services managed  by Mental Health Concern has the main aim of supporting people to manage their mental health through tackling social isolation and improving their life choices.  Many of the people referred to the service also have other long term physical conditions.  The ultimate goal is to help people develop their own network so they can manage their condition with limited or no support from specialist services.  This may be through achieving a return to work or education and/or sustaining independent use of community resources.;

HIGHLY COMMENDED –

Don’t Panic Self-Help – Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust. The Trust have developed a series of free of charge CBT based audio interventions known as Don’t Panic Self Help, available to download via an app or direct from a web platform.  This has been rolled out to all GPs in Coventry and Warwickshire.  Talking to GPs, and listening to feedback from patients the need was identified for an up to date solution based on CBT which has been well proven to work  and that would allow anyone to gain access to support in a way that suits their lifestyle and provides a more discreet route to a variety of resources;

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