The National Service User Awards celebrate the large number of service users projects in both NHS and private mental health and learning disability services nationwide. These awards recognise the large number of service user projects that have made a difference at a local level.
The categories for the 2020 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.
Successfully shortlisted finalists will be notified in early February 2020 and invited to attend the awards ceremony on Tuesday 12th May 2020 in Nottingham.
To submit a nomination please complete the online nomination form.
We encourage as many services to get involved in the awards as possible so please do share this information with service users and colleagues.