21 August 2019

Two Trust teams, a young person and a Trust service have been nominated for the prestigious and highly competitive Royal College of Psychiatrists Awards 2019 that take place in November. 

For the category Psychiatric Team of the Year: Working-age adults the Deancross Tower Hamlets Personality Disorder Service have been nominated.  The Service offers support to adults living in Tower Hamlets who experience serious emotional difficulties which have a significant impact on their day to day lives.

The Trust's Tower Hamlets Mental Health and Behavioural Support Team in Tower Hamlets have been successfully nominated for their work with people with learning disability for the category Psychiatric Team of the Year: Intellectual Disability.

Gracie Lavender Powell is a young person shortlisted for the Service User/Patient Contributor of the Year category for the ongoing work with the Bedfordshire and Luton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. The nomination comes in recognition of Gracie's commitment and involvement with interview panels, presentations at the Local Safeguarding Children Board and NHS East of England conferences, as well as starring in educational videos to raise awareness and break the stigma around mental health.

And for the category Specialist Mental Health Rehabilitation (NHS England) the City and Hackney Community Rehabilitation and Recovery Service are up to present to the judges as well. 

Full details of all the RCP Awards 2019 categories are available here.