The countdown has begun to nominate a colleague or volunteer, who goes the extra mile in delivering care or improving services, for a Staff Value Award 2017.
Nominations open today and close on September 8th 2017 with the awards ceremony taking place at our AGM on October 10th (World Mental Health Day).
You can submit you entry online here:
We have based this year's Staff Value Awards on our new values, which will underpin everything we do.
Since the formation of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) our service users, carers and staff have come together to create the new values for our Trust.
There are five award categories each representing one of our Trust values with two awards in each category:
The ‘We Inspire Hope’ Award
This award recognises an individual, who has a positive outlook on the future ahead, who celebrates achievements no matter how small and who helps people reach their full potential. The winning person will be a positive role model who encourages others, giving them pride in their achievements and hope for the future.
The ‘We Work Together’ Team Award
This award recognises the team, who work together to provide a seamless service, setting and maintaining high standards in everything it does. The winning team will support each other, recognise each other's strengths and always lend a hand to a colleague who needs it.
The ‘We are Open and Honest’ Award
This award recognises the team or individual who is continually seeking feedback and ways to improve and innovate the care they offer. The winning person or team will build trusting relationships with those around them, acting on feedback and tackling challenges with integrity and honesty.
The ‘We are Caring and Compassionate’ Patient Experience Award
An individual or team who has gone out of their way to support engage with and listen to service users or carers. This award recognises an individual or team, who through showing empathy, compassion and understanding in difficult situations has helped the people we serve feel supported understood and safe.
The ‘We Value and Respect’ Service User Award
An individual or team who makes a connection with our service users, showing them respect and taking the time to care about their needs and aspirations. By looking at the person and not the diagnosis or condition, they have enabled someone to feel recognised, valued, respected, and helped them on their journey to recovery or living with a long-term condition.