Innovation in Mental Health Award

Awarded to NHS organisations who have made strides to improve to the  experience and overall care of its patients.

2019 Winner

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust / Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership - Oxford Safe Haven
The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OHMP) is six local mental health organisations from the NHS and the charity sector: Connection Floating Support, Elmore Community Services, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxfordshire Mind, Response and Restore. OMHP supports more than 6,000 people in the county each year through its recovery programme. The Partnership has created a number of schemes which are benefitting the lives of people living with mental ill health. These include Oxford Safe Haven which offers residents over 18 who are experiencing a mental health crisis out of hours crisis support, physical activity, help with employment for people who have experience psychosis and advice on benefits.

Innovation in Mental Health 2019 Winner: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust / Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership


North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust - A&E Mental Health project
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: the Wellbeing Matters service
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Clinical Psychology Cancer Service

2016 Winner

Office of London CCGs

Innovation in Mental Health 2016 Winner: Office of London CCGs

The EIP London Programme aimed to prepare Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) teams and CCGs for the new standard introduced on 1 April 2016, and to ensure that more than 50 per cent of people across London are commencing NICE-concordant treatment within two weeks of referral. The success of the programme required frontline staff and senior level buy in. EI teams are reporting higher numbers of referrals and investment into EI teams has grown across London.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - South West Zero Suicide Collaborative
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group - Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP)
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Mind Matters
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Suicide prevention
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust - First Response service

2015 Winner

NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

The winner developed a 'Street Triage' pilot last year that sees mental health professionals work with the police, sharing relevant information which helped to advert a person's attempt to end their own life on nine occasions and was responsible for savings in excess of £130,000.

2015 Commended
NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust