2021 Nominees and Winners

After a fantastic inclusive day, we are delighted to announce our finalists and winners of the 2021 National Service User Awards:

Health and Wellbeing

Winner:
Team Monthly Challenge
Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Service users at Francis Willis Unit wanted to improve their physical health and have fun doing it. Each month they researched a new topic and created an informative noticeboard and set themselves an activity challenge.

Other finalists:

  • Womens Service Sensory Gardens Womens High Secure Service, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • My Clozapine Journey Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Diverse Mums’ group Perinatal Mental Health Service, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Choice and Responsibility Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The project that won the service user choice vote was My Clozapine Journey Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Excellence in Co-Production

Winner:
Transitional Stories
Rampton Hospital PICU, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Transitional Stories aims to capture service users experiences of life on a PICU. From knowing you are moving there, to life on the ward. Stigma being one of the major issues. Segregation and the impact of this is also explored along with the support available when transitioning back to a treatment ward.

Other finalists:

  • Expert Advisory Group, Leeds OASIS Clinical Inclusion Team and Expert Advisory Group, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • George’s Foodbank Cygnet Lodge Brighouse, Cygnet Health Care
  • Choice and Responsibility Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • #covidrecovery project River House, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

The project that won the service user choice vote was Expert Advisory Group, Leeds OASIS Clinical Inclusion Team and Expert Advisory Group, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Breaking Down Barriers

Winner:
Diverse Mums’ Group
Perinatal Mental Health Service, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The Diverse Mums Group was launched within Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Perinatal Mental Health Service in September 2020. Driven by service users, it provides a safe space for pregnant women and new mums from diverse ethnic backgrounds to discuss their mental health and share cultural experiences.

Other finalists:

  • The Phoenix Group Chase Farm Hospital, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Team Monthly Challenge Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Working with the Somali Community The Tamarind Centre, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust
  • The SHH Podcast Stockton Hall Hospital, Priory Group

The project that won the service user choice vote was Working with the Somali Community The Tamarind Centre, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust.

Recovery and the Arts

Winner:
Smart Phone Movies
Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

After successfully completing a smart phone movie making course, a service user had the idea to film and edit a short movie to be sent to service users prior to admission so they were able to have a visual introduction to the unit in order to support them to transition.

Other finalists:

  • Broadway Media Suite Cygnet Hospital Bury, Cygnet Health Care
  • Waterloo against Bullying Waterloo Manor, Inmind Healthcare
  • Smart Phone Movies Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Women’s Service Poetry Competition Womens High Secure Service, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Jungle Mural Waterloo Manor, Inmind Healthcare
  • Street Arts project Francis Willis Unit, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The project that won the service user choice vote was Broadway Media Suite, Cygnet Hospital Bury, Cygnet Health Care.

Outstanding Service User Achievement Award

Winner:
Nick – Peer Trainer
River House, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

The Carers Roadshow is a service throughout Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire county offering free support to unpaid carers, creating conversations of their needs, and making a difference to their health and wellbeing.

Other finalists:

  • Lockdown Parties Wyvern Ward, Cygnet Hospital Derby, Cygnet Health Care
  • How to become an effective patient representative Cannock & Coniston Ward, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Photography and Design Project Hartley Hospital project team with Park and Boothroyd Units, Focus CLDT and the Life Rooms Southport, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sedgley’s Work Programmes Cygnet Sedgley House and Lodge, Cygnet Health Care

The project that won the service user choice vote was Sedgley’s Work Programmes Cygnet Sedgley House and Lodge, Cygnet Health Care.

The Mark Britton Service User Choice Award

Winner:
Sedgley’s Work Programmes
Cygnet Sedgley House and Lodge, Cygnet Health Care

During the COVID-19 lockdown, the team had to be creative with how service users could engage with therapeutic work programmes. The service users were involved with making work programmes more meaningful and took on important responsibilities in the service.