23 September 2021

Teams from across the Trust are amongst those shortlisted for the prestigious Positive Practice in Mental Health (PPiMH) Collaborative National Awards 2021.

The PPiMH Collaborative is made up of over seventy organisations, including NHS Trusts, NHS commissioners, police services, third sector providers, front line charities and service user groups.It is user led and works alongside NHS England MH and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH)

The ELFT services and programmes shortlisted across the award categories are:

The partnership force control room project with Bedfordshire Police, (Luton & Bedfordshire mental health crisis pathway);

The Forensic Service's Clerkenwell Ward for their work on the community mental health transformation programme - the  telephone befriending service and the Intensive Support Team (IST);

And the Trust's Perinatal Service for their work to develop a co-produced website and online referral system.

The ceremony will take place at The Troxy in east London’s Whitechapel, on Thursday 7th October 2021. It is hosted by Trust and supported by NHS England, Otsuka Healthcare, Healios and The Mental Health Network.

The Trust’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Gilluley said: “ELFT is delighted to be hosting the PPiMH awards this year.

“I’m personally delighted that some of the outstanding ELFT teams and services have made it through to the final for the innovative work they do.

“The annual PPiMH awards is an opportunity to celebrate the important achievements and innovations in mental health services across the whole of the NHS and our allied partners.”

For more information visit PPiMHAwards