Trust bags awards at Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards
LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust bagged two awards at the prestigious national Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards ceremony.
The trust’s Mood on Track Programme, run by the Psychosis and Bipolar Psychological Care Network, won the ‘Psychological Therapies in Secondary Care’ Award hosted by NHS England.
The network was commended for their innovative work in providing an assessment and treatment service dedicated to individuals who have a diagnosis of psychosis and/or bipolar disorder.
And the Acute Therapy Service (ATS) was also highly commended in the same category for their work in improving the care pathway and choices for individuals in a mental health crisis by enabling them to remain in their own home while receiving care.
The event, organised by the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative in partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, was held at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool and featured 16 categories were open to teams, services and individuals working in mental health.
Professor Heather Tierney-Moore, chief executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It has been an honour to host this year’s Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards in partnership with the collaborative.
“The ceremony was even bigger than previous years showing just how much positive practice there is to celebrate across the country.
“As always, the standard of the nominations was fabulous and everyone who was nominated should be extremely proud.”
And Angie Russell from the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative, added: “This year’s awards have been a great success and it has been fantastic to host the awards alongside Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
“Each year the awards grow even bigger and we have received some amazing examples of positive practice in mental health.
“This year’s event has been a double celebration as we are also launching the Lancashire Positive Practice in Mental Health Service Directory.”