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Positive practice in mental health

Posted on the 28th March 2014

National mental health charity Breakthrough has formed a collaborative to recognise and celebrate positive practice in mental healthcare across the country. They have joined forces with a number of health trusts and organisations to deliver the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards. The awards consist of 15 categories which include Innovative Practice, Integrating Physical and Mental Healthcare and a Stamping out Stigma award which is sponsored by the national Time To Change anti-stigma campaign.

Lancashire’s leading healthcare provider Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust works closely with the Breakthrough charity and is supporting this year’s awards.

Heather Tierney-Moore, Chief Executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“It’s really important to recognise and share positive practice in mental health care in order to celebrate work that is being done well, and improve things that could be done better.

“I would encourage members of the public who have had a positive experience of the Trust’s mental health services to make a nomination and celebrate positive practice in Lancashire.”

Angie and Tony Russell, founders of Breakthrough said:

“Relationships between people and the groups in which they live and work are central to a healthy life. Positive Practice recognises the centrality of these relationships to promote, restore and maintain health and wellbeing.

“This includes positive partnerships in health and social care and beyond, across organisations and sectors.

“As such, the Positive Practice awards aim to recognise the high quality work of services at an individual, team, organisation or community level that has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.”

To apply or nominate an individual or team for an award please visit