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Awards success for CAMHS

17 May 19 - 16 May 20

Representative from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) went along to a prestigious awards ceremony for  the National Positive Practice Children and Young People’s Mental Health Awards (CYPMHA Awards) in Stoke- on-Trent with a young service user last Saturday (11 May) representing HPFT.

Digital Innovation Award Winners

After a lot of effort and investment from HPFT staff, young people and parents and carers, the new CAMHS website was launched at the end of last year. It is now more useful, user friendly and engaging, thanks to some innovative new features including a jargon buster and POD walks. The team was delighted to win the PPIMH Digital Innovation award which was presented by Kathryn Pugh. She highlighted the importance of innovation being genuinely thought through, co-designed and co-produced, as well as user friendly.

Please visit at www.hpftcamhs.nhs.uk  and help to raise awareness of this award winning tool. It's designed to provide useful information and a warm welcome to mental health services, preparing young people and their parents and carers for what to expect. It is a working project and will continue to be updated.

Special thanks to the Young People’s Council, Forest house Young People’s Council, Carers in Herts, CAMHS participation representatives and Dr Bertha Rogers for supporting with content.  

Home Treatment Team is Highly Commended

Success at the awards ceremony continued, when the CAMHS Home Treatment Team received a Highly Commended award in the Intensive Support Services category. Abigail Firth-Bernard, Home Treatment Team Leader said: “There were over 150 inspiring entries and it is fantastic to have our hard work acknowledged by being shortlisted and then Highly Commended at these awards.”

Both entries will now go forward to the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards taking place at Duxford Air Museum, near Cambridge on World Mental Health Day, Thursday 10 October.

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