Award Categories

The full list of categories for the 2021 National Service User Awards are as follows:

Excellence in Co-production
All projects and initiatives that involve a strong element of co-production either internally or externally to a service. This category is looking for clear examples of equal collaboration alongside service users/residents and/or family/carers with staff. This can also include co-produced projects and initiatives with external organisations, partners and stakeholders.

Breaking down Barriers
Projects that tackle the stigma around mental health or raise awareness and educate people on mental health.

Recovery and the Arts
Creative projects that promote and support recovery including music, drama, art etc.

Health and Well-being
Projects that promote mental or physical health and wellbeing.

Outstanding Service User Involvement
This category recognises an individual or team that has made outstanding achievements in service user involvement or leadership.

The Mark Britton Service User Choice Award will return for 2021. The winner of this Award will be determined by a live service user vote during the Awards ceremony.

For more information about the nomination process please visit: