Time for Dementia shortlisted for Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards
2 August 2017
Our Time for Dementia programme has been nominated for the Positive Practice Mental Health Awards in three categories:
- Integration of Physical and Mental Health;
- Improving Access & Outcomes in Education; and
- Older People’s Mental Health and Dementia.
The Positive Practice Mental Health Collaborative is a user-led multi-agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCGs, Police forces and third sector organisations. It was established to recognise and share excellence in mental health and mental health services – a key part of this is through their annual awards.
The Time for Dementia programme is an innovate approach to teaching undergraduate health professionals about the condition, which sees them visit a person with dementia and their family at least four times a year for the majority of their course. This provides students with a unique opportunity to understand what it is like to live with dementia over a longer period of time to help them develop an in-depth knowledge of the condition.
The programme is already award winning, having won a National Dementia Care Award for Education as well as a Laing Buisson Award for Innovation and Excellence in Training.
Keep your fingers crossed for us until October when the winners are announced! For more information on Time for Dementia, contact Tanya Telling, Programme Manager for Dementia Education and Training.