Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) has been named a winner in the 2021 Design in Mental Health Awards for the ‘Estates and Facilities Team’ category.
The GMMH Estates and Facilities team were recognised for their continued demonstration of improving service user experience and enhancing wellbeing in a mental health setting, by focussing on six key areas: building a sustainable environment; supporting service user employment; encouraging co-production; developing clear communications; promoting therapeutic impact and monitoring performance management.
The awards ceremony took place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Tuesday 24 August 2021, during the Design in Mental Health Exhibition and Conference. Run by the Design in Mental Health Network, the awards recognise excellence in solution-led environments for mental health patients to support their wellbeing and recovery journey.
Philip Ross, Chair of Design in Mental Health Network, and Jonathan Campbell, Vice Chair of Design in Mental Health Network and Chair of the Conference Advisory Group said,
“The Estates and Facilities Department at GMMH clearly demonstrated that they go the extra mile in providing exceptional care to service to users on and off wards, whilst working collaboratively with clinical teams, operational teams and service users.
“They demonstrated that service user engagement was intrinsic to their day-to-day operational activities including capital developments.
“The judges particularly commended their example of where a service user had spent time working with the Catering Department in the Waterdale Restaurant as part of their rehabilitation and working towards a formal catering qualification as part of their recovery.”
Andrew Maloney, Director of HR & Facilities and Deputy Chief Executive, said,
“We’re thrilled that our Estates and Facilities Teams have been recognised for their hard work and commitment to delivering a sustainable environment for our staff and service users at the Design in Mental Health Awards this year. Their dedication to those who use our services, even during a global pandemic where they had a pivotal role, has been phenomenal.
“We are so proud of the excellent work they deliver every day and their commitment to supporting service user recovery and wellbeing across our Trust footprint.”
The full list of winners at the Design in Mental Health Awards can be found on the website: https://www.designinmentalhealth.com/awards-categories/