Award for mental health team

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

 

Award for mental health team

The Isle of Wight community child and adolescent mental health services team.

YOUTH psychiatry services on the Isle of Wight have fought off stiff competition to win a national award.

The community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) team, at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, has been recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists at its annual awards ceremony.

It was named child and adolescent psychiatric team of the year for its excellent mental health work.

The judges said: "The Isle of Wight Community CAMHS team has enthusiastically and creatively redesigned the service incorporating stakeholder views. This has resulted in increased accessibility, improved access to early intervention, and a focus on meeting the mental health needs of children and young people.

"Transition arrangements helped break down barriers and links forged with community partners, to build a comprehensive and respected community service valued by young people. A remarkable and successful team effort."

Five members of the team were presented with a trophy by Sarah Brennan, chief executive of the charity Young Minds, at the ceremony, held at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Prof Sue Bailey, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, presented the awards. She said: "The RCPsych Awards bring national recognition to teams that are providing high-quality mental health care for service users and carers. Strong teamwork is absolutely vital, and I congratulate every single member of the Isle of Wight Community CAMHS team on winning this award."

Dr Lynne Oldman, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said: "We are delighted to have received such a prestigious award which recognises the quality of care and the hard work of every member of the team at Community CAMHS."

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by Jazz Wood

18th December 2013, at 18:59:25

I agree with Carole. I was a young adult when I went into the mental health services and I stayed in the services until a few months ago. The work that AESOP did with me, they gave me my life back in a nutshell. The AESOP services deserve recognition and respect, as CAMHS have had for their excellent service.

On John's point, I see no problem with the use of abbreviations. In my experience it made it so much easier saying AESOP or CAMHS rather than having to recite the full name. I don't agree that they are "keeping public in the dark", you can do a simple internet search and find most information on the services as well as the leaflets around the mental health teams (chantry/camhs) & you can get all needed information from the GP/Psychiatrist. Sorry if I have misread your point.

Congratulations to CAMHS, whilst I was being treated by them they were a great help and they deserved this.

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by Carole bailey

18th December 2013, at 08:07:40

Sorry John, Acknowledging Early Signs of Psychosis. They are a brilliant support team helping people who suffer from physcotic illness to live as normal a life as is possible for their individual conditions by offering the level of support required. They are based in St Mary's.

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by David Blackford

18th December 2013, at 07:45:37

AESOP
This famous Book of Fables, which are always referred to as
Aesop's Fables, date back to the 5th Century BC

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by John Coueslant

18th December 2013, at 01:23:51

If we knew what AESOP stands for,maybe it would get more recognition! These abbreviations have to go if you want to have any recognition among the public. This language is not only to make things easier for those in the Health Service,but to keep the public in the dark about the services available.. I cannot imagine adults and the elderly are as well catered for in mental health care as the young people are with this team.

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by Carole bailey

17th December 2013, at 16:02:45

Not all adult services are failing, AESOP is a fantastic service and deserves recognition for its work.

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by Valerie Ching

17th December 2013, at 15:42:20

Well done people. Good news to read of national recognition of your work and achievements.

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by Keith McNallyohanly

17th December 2013, at 13:58:01

Where as adult services are failing miserably

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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