Welcome to the Putting People First Awards 2018/19

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.

So if you are a patient, a carer, a relative, member of staff or a partner organisation and want to celebrate some of the excellent practice carried out in our Trust, then this is your opportunity!

The awards consist of nine categories where our staff can nominate colleagues and teams who they believe have gone that extra mile and deserve recognition for their care, commitment, skill and innovation. Each award is based on one of our Trust’s values – the values that our staff and service users told us they wanted our Trust to reflect when we offer care.

The Trust also invites the public to get involved and nominate a member of staff or team for an Outstanding Care and Compassion Award. This award is divided into two categories (Children, Families and Young People, and Adult) and gives the public and members of the Trust the chance to nominate their mental health heroes, and tell us what they believe is excellent care.

Click on the relevant tab below for all you need to know about each of the awards and how to nominate. Make sure you visit again when nominations are closed to find out all about the shortlisted nominees and, ultimately, which of our fantastic staff take home the awards.

Nominations open 13 August 2018!

The Awards

Stories from Putting People First Awards 2016

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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