Chilypep’s Sheffield-based mental health action group STAMP have been Highly Commended at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2019.
The STAMP group, which is a participation group run by Chilypep, aims to engage young people meaningfully in improving mental health services for young people.
They received their commendation for their work to improve the experience of transitioning from the NHS’ Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services. After listening to lived experiences of young people who had felt that their experience transitioning was difficult and stressful, the group has been working with CAMHS staff to ease the transition process.
The Positive Practice Mental Health Collaborative is a user led multi agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCG’s, Police Forces, third sector providers, front line charities and service user groups.
The annual awards recognise national excellence in both children and young people’s mental health and adult mental health services.
The group has been shortlisted for ‘Innovator of the Year’ in the national Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards.
The award recognises children and young people who have taken the lead in planning, organising and delivering projects with a goal to help organisations such as schools, to promote positive mental health and inspire hope in children and young people.
Lead Project Worker Chantelle Parke said: “The shortlisting is a credit to the hardworking, passionate and creative young people in the OASIS group and their commitment to finding new and exciting ways to end the stigma around mental health and improve services for young people. The launch of the Mental Health First Aid Kit was a huge success and we look forward to seeing how it will be taken forward by schools, colleges and mental health services in the future.”
Patrick Otway, mental health commissioner at Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This is a real credit to the young people involved in OASIS. Speaking up and getting involved isn’t always easy and they have really done themselves proud this year.”
The winner will be announced at the awards on January 6th.
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