Positive Practice in Mental health

What a week !

Last Thursday we travelled down to the 2016 Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards, taking place at the H.G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking.  The Awards grow year on year and we never cease to be amazed at the awesome work that is going on in mental health in the UK.

This was Mymind’s fourth #PPiMH awards

  • In 2013,  Highly Commended for Claire Evan’s involvement work with young people.
  • In 2014, Highly Commended in the Innovation in CAMHS category.
  • In 2015, Winners in the Digital Technology and Social Media category.


However,  2016 has surpassed all expectations.

This year has seen the opening of our state of the art inpatient CAMHS building, ‘Ancora House‘; the launch of our 4D Toolikit, a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy resource, linking hand-held cards with our CAMHS website mymind.org.uk; and World Mental Health Day 2016 marked the launch of the digital platform for ‘NEXT STEP‘ Goal Based Outcome Resource. MyMind.org.uk is now 5 years old, and yet continues to evolve. The website is currently undergoing re-development which we hope to be able to re-launch in 2017.  Our #ListenUp involvement groups are informing and shaping future developments in CAMHS in line with the I-Thrive model of Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

We were overwhelmed and proud to be awarded a special recognition award at the event by Kathryn Pugh, programme manager for children and young people’s mental health at  NHS England for

‘Overall Achievement in Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services’

Ian Roberts, CAMHS teams managerWinsford and West Cheshire 0-16 CAMHS services says:

Attending the Award Evening on behalf of CWP CAMHS was such an honour.  It was fantastic to witness so many stories of innovative, committed and inspiring practice

The award ‘shouts out’ that CWP CAMHS continues to develop and motivate so many ideas and plans amongst its staff; and has the backing of CWP and commissioners to continue the excellent work with our young people, to develop our services and interventions even further.

Special thanks to Angie and Tony Russell, who head the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative.

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