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New HPFT CAMHS DBT Service shortlisted in Nursing Times Awards

07 Sep 20

The CAMHS Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Service which was established last year, has been shortlisted for both the Team of the Year and the Nursing in Mental Health categories of this year’s Nursing Times Awards.

The new team provides a full programme of DBT, which is designed to equip young people with the skills to manage their emotions, without relying on inpatient admissions to stay safe. Hospital stays, attendance at A&E and involvement of our crisis services have all reduced for this group of young people since this transformational, evidence-based treatment has been available.

Clinical Psychologist, Dr Karen Wright is the joint DBT Clinical Lead, together with Dr Bertha Rogers. Dr Wright said: “We have an amazing team of dedicated, passionate and skilled clinicians, who regularly go above and beyond to do their best for the young people and families they are working with.

“We are enormously proud of what the team has achieved so far and are thrilled to be shortlisted, as well-deserved recognition of all their hard work.”

The team has also been shortlisted for the Psychiatric team of the year, Children and Adolescents in this year’s Royal College of Psychiatry Awards. Winners of the Nursing Times Awards will be announced in October.

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