MHPF Mental Health Voluntary Sector Awards 2015

MHPF are pleased to announce the winners of their 2015 Mental Health Voluntary Sector Awards

Organisations from across the mental health voluntary sector were invited to submit entries to this year’s awards, which aim to highlight the best in service delivery and practice for people with mental health issues. The six Awards were supported by the Department of Health, Public Health England, NSUN, ADASS and TLAP. 

Strengthening Citizen Voice – Supported and judged by NSUN

This award recognises voluntary sector organisations that are working to develop and promote the voice of public, patients and citizens in services

Winner: CoolTan Arts

Employment – Supported and judged by The Department of Health

This award considers evidence based models of support which better coordinate mental health and employment support services.

Winner: Mental Health Concern

Integration – Supported and judged by The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

This award recognises innovative ways of working between the voluntary sector and the NHS/Local Authority to deliver improved outcomes for service users.

Winner: Mosaic Clubhouse

Personalised care and support in mental health award – Supported and judged by TLAP

This award recognises where personalisation has had a substantial impact in transforming individual’s support.

Winner: Action for Asperger’s

Prevention – Supported and judged by Public Health England

As a key priority area for Public Health England, this award will recognise the vital role of the mental health voluntary sector in delivering services which reduce the need for people to access primary and acute care

Winner: STOPsuicide and Depression Alliance

Crisis Care

Better crisis care is a key priority of NHS England with the aim to improve the system of care and support so that people in mental health crisis get the right care at the right time, and from the right people. The award will recognise the role the voluntary sector is having in meeting the needs of vulnerable people in crisis.

Winners: Turning Point

“We warmly congratulate all those honoured by these Awards,” says Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of MHPF. “The quality of the entries shows the strength of the sector to provide services which make a difference to people affected by mental health problems. The feedback from the judges shows that the mental health voluntary sector is responsive to the needs of individuals and MHPF is proud to represent our membership and the wider sector, ensuring that it is promoted within the wider health and care system. We look forward to seeing the continual development of innovative, collaborative services that will shape the future of service provision.” 

A full list of the shortlisted entries is available.

The awards ceremony was supported by speakers Andy Bell, Brendan Hill and Mark Brown. Each highlighted the role of the voluntary and community sector and the potential for the provision of improved, personalised services for people in need. Representatives also attended from NHS England, Public Health England, NSUN and TLAP.