Mymind win at HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

We are very proud and delighted to announce that Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP)  Mymind team won the Value and Improvement in Communication category at the 2015  HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards.

There were over 500 entries for 21 categories from NHS organisations across the country for these prestigious awards. Tim McDougall, clinical director for CAMHS and Lesley Dougan, children and young people’s practitioner attended the ceremony in London on behalf of all the young people and staff involved in designing, running and developing the site.

Tim McDougall said, “Future in Mind highlights the importance of social media in engaging children and young people to promote mental health and wellbeing and Mymind is a fantastic example of this.

Lesley Dougan added, “Winning this award would not have been possible without the full involvement and participation of young people – their contribution was invaluable.

This award is the latest in a long list of accolades for CWP’s website for young people. Mymind.org.uk was recently crowned winner at the 2014  iNetwork Innovation Awards, as well as being highly commended at the 2014 HSJ Awards for Innovation in Mental Health and 2014 Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards (PPMH) for Innovation in CAMHS category.

The HSJ judges noted: “This entry has had an impressive impact and has excellent content and materials. We were really impressed with the engagement that it has created with patients through innovative use of digital media. It creates exciting opportunities to involve patients and create inclusive and progressive relationships.

CWP CAMHS initiatives are shortlisted in 2 categories in  2015 Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards. Mymind.org.uk and our twitter feed @mymindfeed have been shortlisted  in the Digital Technology and Social Media category; whilst East Cheshire’s Young Advisors are shortlisted in the Innovation in CAMHS category .  The Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards take place on 14 October in Newcastle.

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