positive practice awards There are just four days left to submit entries to the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2014.

The awards seek to recognise and reward the most positive practice in mental health services by celebrating services and outstanding individuals who are making a real difference.

This is the second year of the awards, after they were revived in 2013 by Tony and Angie Russell of mental health charity Breakthrough. Last year there were more than 250 nominations received and nearly 200 people came to the awards ceremony, which was held in Sheffield last December.

This year, there are 15 categories – 12 for teams/services and 3 for individuals – up from 12 in 2013. The categories are:

Art, Mental Health and Well-being

Older People's Mental Health

Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Mental Well-being of Staff (sponsored by NHS Employers)

Innovative Practice (Primary Care)

Partnership Working

Black and Minority Ethnic Award (sponsored by HS Consultancy)

Patient Experience (sponsored by Picker)

Child, Adolescent and Young People's Mental Health

Commissioning in Mental Health 

Improving Care for People Experiencing Mental Health Crisis (sponsored by NHSIQ)

Integrating Physical and Mental Healthcare (Sponsored by King's Health Partners)

Making A Difference (individual)

Mental Health Administrator (individual)

Stamping our Stigma (individual) (Sponsored by Time to Change)

Shortlisted nominations will be notified by September 7. The ceremony will be held at Sheffield United FC, Bramall Lane, Sheffield on the evening of Thursday, October 23. 

Online entry forms can be accessed via www.positivepracticeinmh.com. Alternatively, you can email breakthroughmh@hotmail.co.uk and the form can be sent to you.