11. Leading Practice in Learning Disability & Mental Health Services Award

This person will strive to make a difference to the life experiences of the people with whom they work. They will:

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the nature and impact of mental health issues on individuals and the key people in their lives
  • keep abreast of emerging practice
  • challenge outdated or poor attitudes and practices
  • work to support individuals and their families to take as much control over their lives as they are willing or able to
  • act as a role model to colleagues, continuously promoting person / child centred ways of working in the organisation, and
  • promoting the respect, dignity and wellbeing of individuals using services in all of their work.

Examples of the nominees work should be recorded, together with outcomes.

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