Certitude is delighted to announce that the Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance has been shortlisted for Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare – in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.
Despite the demanding circumstances of the past 2 years, over 190 entries have been received for this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards, with 123 projects making it to the final shortlist. The volume and standards of applications have been a true testament to those health and social care staff, who continue to push outstanding work and transformational projects across the sector.
The judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including Dr Matt Aiello (National Programmes Lead, Education Reform, Health Education England); Dr Elena Bechberger (National Programme Director – LVHC Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement); Claire Igoe (Head of Environmental Sustainability – Manchester University FT) and Vinice Thomas (Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS England and NHS Improvement).
Following the intense and in-depth judging process, Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held this year (24th March). Standing out amongst tough competition from hundreds of other exemplary applicants, the Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance have been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that they/their project has had on patient and staff experiences within the health and social care sector.
The Living Well Network Alliance supports people living in Lambeth who are experiencing mental illness or distress and is the first fully-integrated mental health service in the country. Since 2018, health, social care and voluntary sector colleagues from Certitude, Lambeth Council, Southeast London CCG, South London, and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Thames Reach formally joined together, to provide a more person-centered service with a single point of access.
For those living in Lambeth and experiencing mental illness or distress, having a single point of access means that we can reduce repeat assessments or unnecessary referrals from one part of the system to another. People looking for support with their mental health get the right care, first time while being equal partners in their support and recovery.
Sabrina Phillips, Living Well Network Alliance Director, said: “I am extremely proud that we have been shortlisted for one of the finalists for the HSJ Partnership Awards in the category of Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS. This is a positive reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff and recognises the collaborative efforts of our Alliance Partners to successfully implement The Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance. We are committed to delivering improved access, experience and outcomes for our patients, and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement. This nomination has been a tremendous boost to staff in the Alliance and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to improve our services for the people of Lambeth.”
Aisling Duffy, Chief Executive of Certitude, said: “Huge congratulations to all the hard-working and committed colleagues across our Alliance who have worked in the true spirit of collaboration to make a genuine difference to the lives of people experiencing mental illness or distress in Lambeth. This nomination is richly deserved and best of luck for 24 March!”
To find out more about the Alliance and the support it offers, click here: About the Living Well Network Alliance – Lambeth Together
The full list of nominees for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 can be found on https://partnership.hsj.co.uk/finalists-2022
The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Westminster Park Plaza, London on March 24th 2022