Positive Practice Awards 2016 – Winners and Highly Commended Announced

Winners and Highly Commended nominees Announced

There are 17 Team / Service Awards for Positive Practice in Mental Health, which are supported by NHS England, Picker Institute Europe, King’s Health Partners, Otsuka Health Solutions, West of England Academic Health Science Network, and HS Consultancy. 


Partnership working (Supported by King’s Health Partners)

Winners – Tyneside Recovery College/Mental Health Collective – Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Open Arts – South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – S.I.M – Serenity Integrated Mentoring – Hampshire Police

H.C. – State of Mind – 5 Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust


Mental Well-being of Staff

Winners – Staff Mindfulness Service – Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation NHS Trust

H.C. – Health and [email protected] – Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Whole Team Approach – Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


Acute Care Pathway (Supported by NHS England)

Winners – NAViGO – Providing Services We Would be Happy for our Families to Use

H.C. – Transforming Acute Mental Health Care – Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Acute In-Patient Wards –  Bradford District NHS Care Foundation Trust


The MINDset Quality Improvement Award  (Supported by West of England Academic Health Science Network)

Winners – Creating a model line for community psychosis teams – Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Falls Quality Improvement Project: ‘FallStop’ – Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Improving Outcomes for People Experiencing Psychosis – Wessex Academic Health Science Network and Southern Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Listening into Action cultural and service transformation change programme – North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust


Community Perinatal Mental Health Services (Supported by NHS England)

Winners – Devon Partnership Trust Perinatal Service –  Devon Partnership NHS Trust

H.C. – Like Minded programme: Specialist assessment, treatment and support for women in Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham. – NHS North West London Collaboration of CCGs and West London Mental Health NHS Trust

H.C. – Mother and Infant Mental Health Service (MIMHS) – Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust


MH integration in 5YFV new models of care (Supported by NHS England)

Winners – Collaborating with Partners to Develop Teams for Whole Person Health: LCFT Older Adult Mental Health Services as Pioneers – Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Looking through a different lens for Mental Health Integration in the Wakefield Care Homes Vanguard – Wakefield CCG

H.C. – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health UEC Vanguard –  Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Integrating Physical and Mental Healthcare (Supported by NHS England)

Winners – Imagine Your Goals –  Everton FC in the Community and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – IMPARTS – Integrating Physical & Mental Healthcare: Research, Training & Services – Kings Health Partners

H.C. – Improving Physical Health for people with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) –  Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Mental Health, the Emergency Services and the Criminal Justice System (Supported by NHS England)

Winners – London Pathways Partnership (LPP) – Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Programmes – Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

H.C. – York Pathways – Together MH Charity


Eating Disorders Services (Supported by NHS England)

Winners – Rharian Fields – Specialist Eating Disorder Service – NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC

H.C. – HPFT CAMHS Eating Disorders Service – Hertfordshire Partnership  University NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Psychological Therapies Team, Avalon Ward -SW London and St George’s Adult Eating Disorders Service


Older People’s Mental Health

Winners -User led services and innovation in dementia –  Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Sporting Memories Network – Sporting Memories Foundation

H.C. – Older People Community Social Work Practice – Calderdale Council


Early Intervention in Psychosis (Supported by NHS England)

Winners – A co-ordinated approach to improving the life chances of people with emerging psychosis -Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Tower Hamlets Early Intervention and Detection Services – East London NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. -Supporting Health and Promoting Exercise (SHAPE) Programme for Young People with Psychosis -Worcestershire Early Intervention Service

Digital Innovation (Supported by Otsuka Health Solutions)

Winners – Calm Harm smartphone app – stem4.

H.C. – No Harm Done – A partnership project between The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust,The Royal College of Psychiatrists and YoungMinds

H.C. – Our care through our eyes: A service-user co-produced education programme for acute hospital nurses to improve the care of children and young people that self-harm –  NUH NHS Trust/University of Nottingham



Patient Experience (Supported by Picker Institute Europe)

Winners – The Transitions Group – Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Co-designing Always Events in Adult Learning Disability Services in Lancashire Care – Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Listening to mothers to improve Health Visiting perinatal mental health services –   Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Diversity and Equality in Service Delivery (Supported by HS Consultancy)

Winners – Improving access to IAPT for people with learning disabilities – Surrey IAPT and Surrey CTPLD, SABP NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – ReConnect –  Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

H.C. – Deaf Outreach CAMHS – South West London and St Georges MH NHS Trust


Innovation in Child and Young People’s Mental Health (Supported by NHS England)

Winners – Rotherham Pathways – Together MH Charity

H.C. – Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Programme – Bracknell Forest Council

H.C. – Fresh CAMHS – Alder Hey NHS Children’s  Foundation Trust


Crisis Care Pathway (Supported by NHS England) 

Winners – Bradford and Airedale Crisis Care Concordat and Whole system crisis care redesign – Bradford Council, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford CCGs.

H.C. – Peer Supported Open Dialogue in Kent and Medway –  Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

H.C. – 24/7/365 crisis care support across North West London –  NHS North West London Collaboration of CCGs

H.C. – Building outcome measurements into crisis care: demonstrating and learning how we get individuals in crisis well – Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

There is one individual award this year, and that is:-

Making a Difference

Winner -Andrew McCrimmon – Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Winner – Dr Nihara Krause – stem4

Winner – Professor Roz Shafran –   University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital