We won at the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards

12th October 2019

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Enabling Town Slough was shortlisted and then received two awards at the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards night.

Winning – Addressing Inequalities in Mental Health, and Highly Commended for Primary and Secondary Mental Health Services, at this celebration of best practice from all over the country.  Slough’s head of mental health, Geoff Dennis, and Natasha Berthollier,  Psychologist Team Lead , represented the team.

The event was held in Duxford Air Museum and there were more than 500 people present from all over the country, representing NHS Trusts and local authorities who have contributed to ground-breaking initiatives, which improve care across various mental health services.

Alan Sinclair, the council’s director of adults and communities, said: “This award is fantastic news for Slough, and great recognition of the excellent work of the Slough community mental health team, in their work alongside people with mental health issues and the wider community.”

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member health and wellbeing, said: “I am enormously proud of the work our mental health team carries out each day and these awards are so well deserved. The team is dedicated to improving the lives of Slough’s residents that need support, and they continue to do this in new and innovative ways. Well done everyone! ”

Geoff Dennis, Head of Mental Health Services, said: “Winning this award has so validated what we have been developing in Slough over the years. I have such a sense of pride in the concept of ‘Enabling Town Slough’ and all the people involved who believe in this way of developing services with, and for, the community.”

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