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Community Mental Health Group Nominated for Award

Written by on 26th May 2015

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Lincolnshire’s Community Support Network team has been shortlisted in this year’s Healthcare Awards for the second year running.

The group, which is part of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s managed care network, has been recognised for the “invaluable work it does in putting those suffering from mental health problems on the road to recovery”.

The group is funded by the Mental Illness Prevention Fund and includes 67 member organisations, providing 72 different projects across the county. These include friendship groups, supported volunteering, and healthy living projects.

It also includes the Dementia Support Network which has recently been applying for funding with chosen projects set to be announced in July.

Paul Jackman, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships said that: “Providing value in health and care has never been more important.  The Managed Care Network for Mental Health is proving to be truly ground-breaking in getting more help to more people but at less cost.”

“Being shortlisted for these awards reflects the fantastic achievements of staff in the Trust, the county council, and most importantly of all, the staff and volunteers who provide such imaginative and caring support to over 2,500 people in Lincolnshire.”

The team from the Community Support Network will travel to London in June to deliver a presentation to the judging panel explaining why they should win.

The winner of the award will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London this September.