positive practice awardsNominations are now open for the Breakthrough Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health 2014, which have been extended to 15 awards this year after the success of last year’s event.

The Awards were revived last year and received a positive response from the sector. The awards ceremony was held at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United’s home ground, last December and was well attended, despite storms on the day.

To view last year’s winners, click here

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)

Nominations are open until May 30. 

Organisers Tony and Angie Russell said: “Following the successful re-launch of the Positive Practice in MH Awards last year we are delighted to have extended the award categories to 15 for 2014. They will again take place in Sheffield on Thursday 23rd October, and nominations are open now via  www.positivepracticeinmh.com

“We are also delighted to have the support of Mental Heal Today again in taking the Awards forward.”  

To apply for the team awards please visit: http://bit.ly/1famgeK 

To apply for the Individuals Awards please visit: http://bit.ly/NWIECd

To apply for the Time to Change Individual Award please visit: http://bit.ly/1fT8Cwr