MHM are honoured to have received a special ‘Third Sector Partnership Working’ award from Positive Practice in Mental Health (PPiMH), alongside two other fellow Voluntary/Charitable Sector organisations Certitude and NAViGO Care. The award recognised the achievements all three organisations have had working in partnership with the NHS to deliver effective mental health support services.

Although the MHM team were sadly unable to attend the awards event this year, we were honoured to have been recognised alongside such inspiring Third Sector teams, and we were following Twitter eagerly enjoying the photos and updates from those lucky enough to attend.

Our CEO Helen Mackay is a great supporter of the PPiMH Collaborative and is committed to ensuring that VCS/third sector organisations (whatever their size) have a respected and valued role in the development of PPiMH. Helen stated that the Collaborative have many, many positive examples where VCS/third sector organisations and the NHS partner together in providing amazing services for the most vulnerable people in our communities - and that she is “chuffed to bits” that MHM, NAViGO and Certitude have been recognised for their achievements. Helen (along with Liz Durrant of Certitude) co-leads the PPiMH VCS Special Interest Group promoting the value of services provided (in partnership with the NHS and independently) by VCS/third sector organisations.        

Positive Practice in Mental Health (PPiMH) is a user-led multi agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, charities and service user groups – and MHM is proud to be one of these members. The Collaborative aims to promote and improve mental health services by identifying and disseminating evidence of positive practices, working together across organisations and sectors to facilitate shared learning, and raising the profile of mental health with politicians and policy makers. The annual awards are a great opportunity to recognise, celebrate – and learn from – organisations who are leading best practice.