Awards, Accreditations and Points of Pride
The last two years have been the most challenging in the history of the NHS and we must not underestimate the significant effort that has taken place to respond at pace to the requirements of the pandemic. As the pandemic has progressed, we have seen a rise in the level of mental health needs and acuity and an increasing demand for services and mental health support. Our staff, across all services, both clinical and corporate, have worked tirelessly during the changing demands of the pandemic to adjust, expand and flex the delivery of services to meet the needs of our service users to ensure the least disruption to their care.
We have much to be proud of as an organisation.
- Living Wage – we have been a Living Wage Employer since 2015 and celebrated our 7-year anniversary in 2022.
- Vaccination Programme - Through our Gold Command arrangements, we have delivered a comprehensive and speedy vaccination programme to both our staff and service users and have established robust Infection, Prevention and Control arrangements to ensure the safety of all.
- The Trust’s Recovery Academy , which supports over 7,000 students, returned to face-to-face learning, whilst improving the service by providing access to all the online resources they had built up during the pandemic.
- The first Green Health Walk opened on the Trust’s Prestwich site , constructed by Sow the City. It was co-designed with service users and staff at the Trust to promote the physical and mental benefits of greenspace and exercise by exploring designated walking routes across our Prestwich site. This innovative approach was proudly exhibited at COP26 - the United Nations Conference of the Parties in Glasgow in autumn 2021. This forms part of GMMH’s Green Plan, which was launched in January 2022 as a ‘blueprint for the next five years’ to support the national NHS net zero pledge.
- Supported Internship Scheme - In March 2022, we joined a Supported Internship Scheme which helps young people with learning disabilities to access support, education, and work experience with the goal of progressing into permanent employment. To date, six interns have been placed into roles within their Facilities department in areas such as Catering, Administration, Transport & Logistics and Domestic Services; and one has been offered a permanent position.
- Breakthrough success of study using virtual reality (VR) to treat mental health problems trialled in Manchester. A national study, delivered by nine NHS Trusts, including GMMH, has found that automated virtual reality (VR) technology can successfully help people recover from mental health problems (April 2022).
- Workforce - GMMH has been rated ‘Good’ in all areas of our education and training programme for apprentices, following an inspection by Ofsted in May 2022.
- Partnership working - A partnership between GMMH, Greater Manchester Police and the North-west Ambulance Service, aimed at improving care for people experiencing a mental health crisis, has been hailed a success. Just six months in (May 2022), over 1,100 cases had been diverted from frontline NWAS and GMP services, with quality NHS mental health support being provided instead.
- Improving health outcomes for under-served populations - A Research Unit dedicated to researching inequalities in mental and physical healthcare has been launched by GMMH during Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week (May 2022). The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Research Unit is funded by GMMH, and led by Professor Dawn Edge, Professor of Mental Health & Inclusivity at GMMH and The University of Manchester.
- Improving North Manchester – We're investing £105 million in modern facilities with the construction of a new adult mental health inpatient unit to replace Park House on the North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) site. Work on the North View site started in August 2022 with the new unit anticipated to be built and operational by 2024.The modern facilities will utilise the latest technology and therapeutic design, to ensure an environment that is both conducive to recovery and pleasant to live in, work at and visit. In June 2022, the new development won a Design in Mental Health Award in the ‘Service User Engagement’ category.
- The Greater Manchester Universities Student Mental Health Service – a partnership between GMMH, NHS Greater Manchester, and the region’s five universities - has been hailed a success (July 2022).
- Achieve - In July 2022, an external evaluation found that the Trust’s Achieve Drug and Alcohol Service’s approach to partnership-working is effective in supporting recovery from substance misuse, and could be rolled out in other geographical areas. Drug and Alcohol Recovery services for Bolton, Bury, Salford and Trafford have been praised in an evaluation report, undertaken by SQW, an independent research and consultancy organisation.
- An evaluation of Living Well Salford (15 August 2022) found that the service has supported people to achieve improved outcomes. The service offers support co-designed by people with lived experience of mental health problems and has also been shortlisted for ‘Mental Health Innovation of the Year’ in the prestigious national Health Service Journal awards 2022.
- CPR training technology – In Oct 2022, GMMH became the first mental health trust to install state of the art CPR training technology. The technology, called Brayden Online, combines a traditional mannequin with an iOS application which uses a cloud server, allowing staff to undertake CPR training at a time, date and location that is flexible for them.
- National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2022 - we’ve been recognised in the awards (6 October 2022) for a project run by GMMH using a technology called ‘Management and Supervision Tool’ (MaST) to support clinical care and patient safety in Community Mental Health Teams.
- Research - We’re proud to be an NHS Partner of a bid for Greater Manchester awarded its largest ever research funding (October 2022) to tackle health inequalities and drive health improvements across the city region. This investment will support the delivery of important research into mental health care and treatment at the Biomedical Research Centre in Manchester.
- Ceramicists from our Recovery Pathways service have contributed to the Manchester City Council’s Be Proud Awards 2022 by creating a series sculptures as prizes for winners.
- IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) – during 2020/21, more people than ever accessed talking therapies. Across Bolton, Salford, Manchester, and Trafford, almost 25,000 people completed a full course of NHS talking therapy.
Find out more about awards our staff and teams have received below.
The Mental Health Joint Response Vehicle has been shortlisted for the GM Health and Care Champion Awards!
Congratulations to Sophie Parker on being named MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair
Sophie Parker, Director of Youth Mental Health Research Unit and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at GMMH, recognised for her contribution to clinical psychology and research in the area of adolescent mental health.Read Congratulations to Sophie Parker on being named MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair…
Two Manchester clinicians win prestigious North West mental health awards
GM Liaison and Diversion Service commended at the Howard League for Penal Reform Community Awards 2022
The Greater Manchester Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Service at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has been commended in the ‘Liaison & Diversion’ category for this year for their Out of Court Disposal Pathway in partnership with Greater Manchester Police.Read GM Liaison and Diversion Service commended at the Howard League for Penal Reform Community Awards 2022…
GMMH Assistant Director of Finance wins award
Adele McKie (GMMH Assistant Director of Finance) recently won the John Andrews Award. This award recognises a finance colleague who has shown care and compassion to support the health and well-being of colleagues during the 12 months preceding the award.Read GMMH Assistant Director of Finance wins award…
GMMH teams shortlisted for Public Finance and NHS Communicate Awards
GMMH's Finance team were recently shortlisted in the Public Finance Awards 2022 for Finance Team of the Year – Health – and our Marketing and Communications team were Highly Commended in the NHS Communicate Awards for Best Use of Digital Communications and Engagement Award.Read GMMH teams shortlisted for Public Finance and NHS Communicate Awards…
Bolton Consultant is shortlisted for prestigious national mental health award
Dr Hannah Cappleman, Consultant Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), has been shortlisted in the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Awards.Read Bolton Consultant is shortlisted for prestigious national mental health award…
Head of Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit awarded prestigious May Davidson Award by the British Psychological Society
Filippo Varese, Head of the Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit (C-TRU), a collaboration between GMMH and the University of Manchester, has been awarded the May Davidson Award by The British Psychological Society (BPS).Read Head of Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit awarded prestigious May Davidson Award by the British Psychological Society…
Roll-out of decision support tool for community mental health services wins national award
A project run by GMMH - using a technology called ‘Management and Supervision Tool’ (MaST) to support clinical care and patient safety in Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs), has been recognised in the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2022.Read Roll-out of decision support tool for community mental health services wins national award…
GMMH’s Miriam Avery scoops award for ‘Exceptional Research Delivery Leadership’
The winners of the Greater Manchester Health and Care Research Awards 2022 were announced last week during an evening of celebrations at The Etihad Stadium.Read GMMH’s Miriam Avery scoops award for ‘Exceptional Research Delivery Leadership’…
Paula St-John highly commended in BBC Radio Manchester: Make a Difference Awards!
Paula St-John, Senior Practitioner for Personality Disorder at Ramsgate House in Salford, was recognised as being highly commended in the the Key Worker category for the BBC Radio Manchester #MakeADifference awards!Read Paula St-John highly commended in BBC Radio Manchester: Make a Difference Awards!…
GMMH shortlisted for two awards at Greater Manchester Health and Care Research Awards 2022
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for two awards at the forthcoming Greater Manchester Health and Care Research Awards 2022.Read GMMH shortlisted for two awards at Greater Manchester Health and Care Research Awards 2022…
The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards 2022 Announces GMMH shortlister for The Caroline Flack Mental Health Hero award
A consultant clinical psychologist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for The Caroline Flack Mental Health Hero awardRead The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards 2022 Announces GMMH shortlister for The Caroline Flack Mental Health Hero award…
MaST project shortlisted for Positive Practice in Mental Health Award
The Greater Manchester Mental Health MaST (Management and Supervision Tool) project has been shortlisted for two Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards: ‘Innovation in Digital Mental Health’ and ‘Quality Improvement and/or Service Transformation’. The shortlist was announced earlier this week and this year’s ceremony will take place in Durham on 6th October 2022.Read MaST project shortlisted for Positive Practice in Mental Health Award…
Living Well Salford shortlisted for ‘Mental Health Innovation of the Year’ at the HSJ Awards
A Salford programme has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to healthcare.Read Living Well Salford shortlisted for ‘Mental Health Innovation of the Year’ at the HSJ Awards…
Support Worker who empowered young people on a Manchester acute mental health ward up for top award
Jemima Lacey, who works at GMMH, has been selected from hundreds of entries as a finalist in the Nursing Support Worker category of the RCN Nursing Awards 2022.Read Support Worker who empowered young people on a Manchester acute mental health ward up for top award…
GMMH’s New Park House Development has won a Design in Mental Health Award
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s (GMMH) New Park House Development has won a Design in Mental Health Award in the ‘Service User Engagement’ category.Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s (GMMH) New Park House Development has won a Design in Mental Health Award in the ‘Service User Engagement’ category.Read GMMH’s New Park House Development has won a Design in Mental Health Award…
GMMH staff and teams nominated for Recognising Excellence and Achievement Awards 2021
Staff and placement areas within GMMH have been nominated for the The University of Manchester’s Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work’s Recognising Excellence and Achievement Awards by the students of the University of Manchester.Read GMMH staff and teams nominated for Recognising Excellence and Achievement Awards 2021…
Consultant and volunteer from GMMH win prestigious regional mental health awards
Two individuals from Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have won awards at the prestigious RCPsych North West Division Awards 2021.Read Consultant and volunteer from GMMH win prestigious regional mental health awards…
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