The categories, finalists and winners of the 2018 National Service User Awards were as follows:
Health and Wellbeing
Access for All – Co-produced risk management
Wyvern Ward, Cygnet Hospital Derby
Service users have been working together to co-produce solutions to issues that are commonly raised in community meetings and at the People’s Council. In order to do this they consulted with others and considered options to ensure no one would be excluded and everyone would have a goal to work towards.
DBT Skills Rap
Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
The DBT Group within the National Women’s Service developed a ‘DBT Skills Rap’ to help them remember the DBT skills they had learnt throughout the different modules. The group requested to perform this to their peers and to also audio-record it so that it could be shared to inspire others.
- Rampton Women – Sleep Matters Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- I’m a Service User Get Me Out of Here! Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Autism from a Carers Point of View Wyvern Unit, Cygnet Hospital Derby, Cygnet Health Care
Service User Choice = “I’m a Service User Get Me out of Here”, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Breaking Down Barriers / Tackling Stigma
Vincent the Bipolar Bear
St Andrew’s Healthcare Birmingham
Vincent the Bipolar Bear is a sculpture design by patients at St Andrew’s Birmingham. He was part of a large public trail – The Big Sleuth – across Birmingham in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Vincent was designed to tackle views of mental health and stigma with a wider audience.
- “An End to Stigma” short film Bowling Ward, Cygnet Hospital Bierley
- The Skinny D Mixtape Wyvern Unit, 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
- Hearing Voices Support Group Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Service User Choice = Hearing Voices Support Group, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Recovery and the Arts
CHOICES Recovery College
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
This has given our service users a sense of agency which is invaluable in an environment where choices and self-determination are limited. We have seen service users who historically have been difficult to engage, thrive within this recovery and enablement approach. In the last two months EbEs and staff have presented at a wide range of forums / conferences to share the learning and approach.
- 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
- Acorn Hour by Deep Root Productions Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Service User Choice = Acorn Hour, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Community, Social or Vocational Initiative
Trevor Gibbens Unit, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
A patient led development of an app to improve the accuracy of orders and develop a stock taking system in our award winning café.
- Life Rooms Mersey Care NHS Trust
- Wizarding World of Waterloo Waterloo Manor, InMind
- Collaborative project with only Foals and Horses Sanctuary Whalley, Merseycare NHS Trust
- FAVORUK National Recovery Walk Recovery Team, Kemple View, Priory Group
- Curry Club Wyvern Ward, Cygnet Hospital Derby
Service User Choice = Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary, Whalley, Merseycare.
Outstanding Service User Achievement Award
Hannah has spent the best part of 12 years within psychiatric hospitals, with four and a half of those years being in secure services. Despite her own challenges and difficulties Hannah is always striving to help others, whether that is through groups and events or through her music.
- Rachel Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Volunteering going the extra mile Kemple View, Priory Group
- Make then Smile Fundraising Initiative Cygnet Hospital Bierley, Cygnet Health Care
- Learning to Live with Aspergers Syndrome Cygnet Hospital Derby, Cygnet Health Care
Service User Choice = Make them Smile Fundraising Initiaitve, Cygnet Hospital Bierley, Cygnet Health Care.
Service User Choice Award
Collaborative project with only Foals and Horses Sanctuary
Whalley, Merseycare NHS Trust
Collaborative working between Mersey Care NHS and Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary, where service users can enrol on a horse care course and then, if they choose to, go on and mentor the next group of service users on the next course. They then co-lead and co-facilitate the course.