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
  • 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 Perfect Week - The underpinning principle of the Perfect Week was that every minute of a patient’s life is precious. The Trust-wide programme, which ran from June to September 2021, had a remarkable impact, with a 27% increase in discharges across the Trust, and an 83% reduction in out of area placements. This meant that our patients were able to receive the best care in the most appropriate environment to them, with more beds available to those who need them, closer to home.
  • 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 Living Well modelis a new offer of support co-designed by people with lived experience of mental health problems. It offers multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team support comprising Peer Workers, Recovery Workers, and Mental Health Practitioners along with a range of other colleagues in areas such as psychology, psychiatry, and housing. The new service has been developed as part of a national three-year programme to think differently about mental health support and is expected to be rolled out across Salford during summer 2022.
  • ‘Patient and Carers Race Equality Framework’ (PCREF) , a tool to enable organisations to understand what steps they need to take to achieve practical improvements for individuals of diverse ethnic background. As one of four national pilot sites, we worked on developing PCREF to inform the national rollout. We collected feedback during April, May, and June 2021, involving community organisations as well as receiving individual responses.
  • 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
  • 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. Two placements have also joined the Trust’s Marketing and Communications Team.
  • Improving North Manchester - The Business Case for the development of a brand-new mental health unit for adults in Manchester at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) has been approved which will allow the construction of a state-of the-art new unit to replace the current Park House mental health inpatient unit situated at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH). 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. This project forms part of an exciting vision for NMGH to improve health and wellbeing for local people over the next 10 to 15 years.
  • 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.


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.

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