Welcome to the Putting People First Awards 2016

Celebrating excellence in mental health

Every day in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust our dedicated teams and individuals go to extraordinary lengths to provide the very best mental health care and fantastic services.

Our Putting People First staff awards are a key part of our Trust’s commitment to recognising and celebrating these examples of best practice, to help us further improve our services.

Saying ‘thank-you’ to our staff and ensuring they understand how much they are valued is vital for their wellbeing and that of our patients, as we know the positive morale of our staff leads to excellent patient care.

The 2016 awards were presented at a sponsored event at Sprowston Manor, near Norwich, on 5 May but not before almost 200 nominations were received and 2,361 staff votes were cast, to decide who the most deserving winners were.

The awards consisted of nine categories where our staff nominated colleagues and teams, and a further two where the Trust invited service users, carers and other members of the public to nominate their mental health heroes, and to tell us what they believe is excellent care.

Each award is based on one of our Trust’s values, and each nominee, finalist and winner has been held up as a living example of those values. Our values, of course, are what our staff and our service users told us they wanted our Trust to reflect when we offer care.

We would like to thank everyone who has shown an interest in our awards and hope you take a few minutes to browse this site and read the inspiring stories, discussing the very best in mental health care.

Click on the relevant tab below for news on all the winners, the finalists and those who were shortlisted and you can also view our awards evening photo gallery via buttons throughout the site.


The Awards



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Judges’ praise for vital Norfolk service

A vital service which is finding creative ways to help some of Norfolk’s most vulnerable families to overcome complex relationship and behavioural difficulties has been highly commended by a judges at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) awards. The Compass Outreach Service, which is a partnership between NSFT, The Benjamin Foundation and Norfolk County […]

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Top award for dedicated Emma

An Assistant Practitioner who helped a teenager to rebuild her life after she was left housebound by crippling anxiety has been presented with a special award in recognition of the outstanding care she provides. Emma Wigley, who is an Assistant Practitioner with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), was given a Public Choice award […]

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“Remarkable” Owen picks up prize

A dedicated mental health worker who has been credited as saving a vulnerable and isolated man’s life by offering “remarkable care and understanding” has been presented with a special “Public Choice” award in recognition of his hard work. Criminal Justice Recovery Worker Owen Mutton has been commended in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) […]

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