15 May 2019

Delighted members of the Bedfordshire and Luton CAMHS Crisis Service team are celebrating after winning a prestigious award.

The service has picked up the Liaison & Intensive Support Award as part of the Positive Practice National Children & Young People´s MH Awards 2019.

The award is for a team or service that provides exceptional support and intervention to children/young people and their families through a period of crisis.

Judges asked for nominations to demonstrate innovation, together with extended hours and easy access.

“I am tremendously proud of this fantastic team,” said Matt Sparks, Clinical Team Lead for Beds CAMHS Crisis Service.

“They are an amazing bunch of professionals who always demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and energy in providing high quality care when young people need it most.”

The awards celebrate some of the most positive people and services working in children and young people’s mental health.

Niki Scott, Service User Participation Lead for CAMHS in Bedfordshire and Luton, was also shortlisted for the Shining Star Staff Award.

The awards ceremony was held in Stoke-on-Trent on May 11. The crisis team will now represent CAMHS services and compete against adult mental health winners  at the national awards final in October.