Finalists announced for the 2018 National Service User Awards

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for the National Service User Awards 2018. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 12th April 2018 in a black tie gala event at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The Service User Choice Award will also be back for 2018, with a live vote by service users on the day for their favourite projects.

We are looking forward to hosting another inspirational day that celebrates some of the many remarkable achievements and innovations led by service users in mental health services nationwide.

The complete list of categories and finalists is as follows:

Community, Social or Vocational Initiative

  • Wizarding World of Waterloo Waterloo Manor, InMind
  • Collaborative project with only Foals and Horses Sanctuary and Mersey Care NHS Trust Recovery College & Occupational Therapy, Whalley, Merseycare NHS Trust SLDD
  • Lakeside Lounge App Lakeside Lounge, Trevor Gibbens Unit, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
  • FAVORUK national recovery walk Recovery Team, Kemple View, Priory Group
  • Curry Club Wyvern Unit, Cygnet Hospital Derby, Cygnet Health Care

Recovery and the Arts

  • Pride Guide Waterloo Manor, InMind
  • Singer songwriter / music production Capel Ward, Farmfield Hospital, Elysium Healthcare
  • The Learning Disability patient OSCARS Southwell Day Centre, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • CHOICES Recovery College BEH NHS Trust
  • Acorn Hour by Deep Root Productions Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Breaking Down Barriers / Tackling Stigma

  • Vincent the Bipolar Bear St Andrew’s Healthcare Birmingham
  • “An End to Stigma” short film Bowling Ward, Cygnet Hospital Bierley, Cygnet Health Care
  • The Skinny D Mixtape Wenric House, Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Oxford Health
  • Rampton’s Recovery College at Southwell – Co-production at its finest Southwell Day Centre, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hearing Voices Support Group Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Health and Wellbeing

  • Rampton Women – Sleep Matters Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare
  • I’m a SU get me out of here BDCFT NHS
  • DBT Skills Rap Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare
  • Co-produced risk assessment Wyvern Unit, Cygnet Hospital Derby, Cygnet Health Care
  • Autism from a Carers Point of View Cygnet Hospital Derby, Cygnet Health Care

Outstanding Service User Achievement Award

  • Rachael Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare
  • Make them Smile Fundraising Initiative Cygnet Hospital Bierley, Cygnet Health Care
  • Volunteering going the extra mile Kemple View, Partnerships in Care
  • Hannah n/a
  • Learning to Live with Aspergers Syndrome Recovery Academy, Cygnet Hospital Derby

For more information please email info@nsua.org

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