We are delighted that one of our members, Janine McKnight-Cowan, won the RCN Community and General Practice Nursing Award at last night’s RCN awards.

Janine, from Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, won the award for developing a tool to help health visitors explain to new mothers who’ve had a C-section as to why it’s important to take it easy.

She also presented her Five Guide for health visitors enhancing C-Section recovery on a poster at our evidence-based practice conference in May this year

As Janine says:

‘Five guide is so simple. For every lady who has a caesarean this has to be communicated. It is transferable for all health visitors, midwives and others. I now want to get this out as a national standard.’

Many congratulations Janine!

 

 

Applications are invited from individual nurses, midwives and health visitors in England to participate in the prestigious Mary Seacole Awards for 2018-19.

These awards, funded by Health Education England, provide the opportunity to undertake a specific health care project that benefits and improves the health outcomes of people from black and minority ethnic communities and contributes
to your personal development.

Mary Seacole, a Jamaican Scottish nurse and businesswoman, was a celebrated Victorian heroine due to her bravery in nursing soldiers in the Crimean War (1853–1856). The Mary Seacole Awards were created in her honour and provide the opportunity for individuals to undertake a specific health care project, educational or development activity that benefits and improves the health outcomes of people from BME communities.

Closing date 5 May 2018

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to receive national recognition for its Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions Training Programme in the first ever perinatal mental health awards, organised by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) and Mums and Babies in Mind (MABIM).

The iHV’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions Training Programme was highly commended in the Emma Cadywould Award for Perinatal Mental Health Education and Training 2017. The awards, which were announced on Wednesday 13 September at the first Annual UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference at Imperial College, London, recognised best practice and achievement in the categories of perinatal mental health education and training, perinatal mental health awareness raising, peer support and transgenerational service.

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, executive director of the Institute of Health Visiting, said:

“The Institute of Health Visiting is proud to receive this prestigious training award which was set up in the name of Emma Cadywould, who tragically lost her life whilst suffering severe postnatal depression.

“Our comprehensive, accredited training, which now reflects the national competencies for perinatal and infant mental health, has been developed over the past five years and consistently attracts wonderful evaluations.

“We have recently extended our training offers to be suitable for all professionals working with women with perinatal mental illness.  This has been in response to many requests for multi-professional training from the health, local authority and voluntary sectors. Our current Champions Training ensures that all practitioners working alongside women and their families perinatally are equipped to provide evidence-based and confident support – as of June 2017, we have created over 140 Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions, as well as almost 900 health visitor Infant and Perinatal Mental Health Champions whose originally training we know has been cascaded to upwards of 10,000 others.

“This award is a massive credit to the Institute’s team who have worked so hard to develop, refine, deliver and quality assure, and most recently to benchmark our training to the new national standards.”

The winners were presented with their awards by acclaimed author, journalist and psychotherapist Susie Orbach.

Find out more about the iHV’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions Training Programme

Our Health Heroes Awards 2017, run by Skills for Health & National Skills Academy for Health, are open for nominations to celebrate our healthcare workforce.

They want to recognise the hard work of our nation’s Healthcare Heroes; whether they are support workers, apprentices, integrated teams or workforce planners – they don’t want their work to go unnoticed.

They are searching for teams and individuals that work in the health sector, whether voluntary, private or public, who go above and beyond the call of duty, are creative and innovative in their roles and deserve a big thank you.

The Award categories this year are:

  • Operational Support Worker Award
  • Clinical Support Worker Award
  • Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Integrated Team Award
  • Workforce Planning Team Award

However, they are particularly looking for nominations in the following categories:

  • The Integrated Team of the Year Award, sponsored by NHS Improvement, celebrates teams who help to deliver person-centred, integrated care across professional, organisational and/or sector boundaries. Teams who have had a positive impact on patient experience and service improvements.
  • The Workforce Planning Team of the Year Award, sponsored by NHS England, celebrates excellence in integrated workforce planning. Teams who have succeeded in identifying innovative and cost-effective solutions to address workforce or organisational issues and deserve a big thank you.

Closing date for nominations is close of business 15 September 2017.

If you know someone that fits the bill, nominate them to get the recognition they deserve.

PIPUK is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for the UK Infant Mental Health Awards, presented in honour of its 2nd National Week on Infant Mental Health, 12-16 June 2017.

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 logo

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 logo

Submission forms for the six award categories are now available – Nominations must be received by midnight 20 May 2017.

The theme for this year’s infant mental health awareness week is ‘Begin Before Birth’ to highlight the importance of giving every baby the best possible start in life beginning in pregnancy. They are,  therefore, in particular seeking nominations from individuals, projects and organisations who are focused on pregnancy as a window of change for life chances.

The categories for the Award Ceremony are as follows:

  1. Andrea Leadsom Award for Outstanding contribution to the field of Infant Mental Health: For an exceptional, and inspirational individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Infant Mental Health nationally.
  1. Analeaf Award for Infant Mental Health Services: For an exceptional Infant Mental Health service provider, who has demonstrated positive practice, and has improved outcomes for both children and, their families.
  1. Infant Mental Health Practitioner: For an exceptional Infant Mental Health practitioner who is innovative in his/her approach to the field of Infant Mental Health, and who continually delivers above, and beyond what is expected.
  1. Locality Award for Infant Mental Health Inclusion: For a Locality / or Trust that has developed an integrated, and inclusive Infant Mental Health service to improve the lives of vulnerable infants, toddlers, and their families.
  1. Infant Mental Health Researcher: For an individual researcher who has made a unique contribution to the growing body of knowledge thorough their research in the field of Infant Mental Health.
  1. People’s Choice Award: Nominations for this award will be made by an individual who has received support and / or treatment from an Infant Mental Health service provider they believe to be of exceptional quality, resulting in a positive experience, and improved wellbeing for their baby, toddler and/or family.

The awards are a key part of the 2nd Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (12-16 June 2017), accompanied by an exciting calendar of events with over 200 partner organisations participating which, in our inaugural year, saw a reach of ten million people engaged. The award will recognise excellence in the field of Infant Mental Health, and showcase examples of best practice, and research.

Nominations close on 20th May 2017.  Nominations will not be received after this date to ensure a fair process and will be facilitated by a selection panel.

The WellChild Awards, in association with GSK, celebrate the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people along with the dedicated professionals who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives.

There are six categories open for nominations in the WellChild Awards 2017, each category sponsored by a company or organisation. These Awards can really have a positive impact on the winners, their families and those who provide support. Categories are as follows:

  • Inspirational Child or Young Person – A child or young person between the ages of four and eighteen who has kept smiling against all odds in coping with or overcoming serious illness, and who deserves to be celebrated for their extraordinary courage.
  • Most Caring Child or Young Person – A child between the ages of four and eighteen who devotes much of their time and energy freely and lovingly to care for a friend or sibling who is sick.
  • Inspirational Nurse – A nurse working with children and young people who goes the extra mile for the children in their care.
  • Inspirational Doctor – A doctor working with children and young people who goes the extra mile for the children and young people in their care.
  • Inspirational Health Team – A team of doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals, in a hospital, clinic or doctor’s surgery, who work together to make a huge difference to the lives of seriously ill children.
  • Outstanding Professional Award – Any professional e.g. a physiotherapist, doctor, social worker, who has worked above and beyond for children and young people in their care.

Nominations close on 1 May 2017.

 

The awards recognise and celebrate a wide range of activities, policies and strategies that empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health and address the wider social determinants of health.
There are six categories representing the breadth and reach of public health projects and programmes:

  • Arts & Health Award
  • Community Health Development Award
  • Healthier Lifestyles Award
  • Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award
  • Technology Health & Innovation Award
  • Workplace Health & Wellbeing Award

The deadline for returning your completed application form and all supporting evidence is 12pm Tuesday 31 May 2016.

The Institute of Health Visiting is delighted to be supporting PIP UK (Parent Infant Partnership  UK) in its first ever Infant Mental Health Awards 2016 – and nominations are open until 16 May 2016.

Dr Cheryll Adams, executive director of the iHV, said:

“I would expect health visitors to be picking up at least one of these awards and I hope that our infant mental health champions will consider applying.”

The Infant Mental Health Awards are a key part of the Inaugural Infant Mental Health Week taking place 6-10 June.  The awards will be presented by a panel of high profile guests during  the ‘Investing in Early Potential’ conference taking place on 9 June in Central Hall Westminster.  Official Primary Partners for this week are; Public Health England (PHE), Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), CPHVA, and the Association of Infant Mental Health (AIMH).

 Nominations must be received by midnight 16 May 2016.

The six categories for the Awards are:

  1. Andrea Leadsom Award for Outstanding contribution to the field of Infant Mental Health: For an exceptional, and inspirational individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Infant Mental Health nationally.
  2. Analeaf Award for Infant Mental Health Services: For an exceptional Infant Mental Health service provider, who has demonstrated positive practice, and has improved outcomes for both children and their families.
  3. Infant Mental Health Practitioner: For an exceptional Infant Mental Health practitioner who is innovative in his/her approach to the field of Infant Mental Health, and who continually delivers above, and beyond, what is expected.
  4. Locality Award for Infant Mental Health Inclusion: For a Locality / or Trust that has developed an integrated and inclusive Infant Mental Health service to improve the lives of vulnerable infants, toddlers, and their families.
  5. Infant Mental Health Researcher: For an individual researcher who has made a unique contribution to the growing body of knowledge through their research in the field of Infant Mental Health.
  6. People’s Choice Award: Nominations for this award will be made by an individual who has received support and / or treatment from an Infant Mental Health service provider they believe to be of exceptional quality, resulting in a positive experience and improved wellbeing for their baby, toddler and/or family.

Nominations close at midnight on 16 May 2016. Nominations will not be received after this date in order to ensure a fair process and will be facilitated by a selection panel.

You must ensure upon applying for these awards that you are able to attend the awards ceremony at the Investing in Early Potential conference in Westminster on Thursday 9 June.

 

The Institute of Health Visiting is delighted to be supporting PIP UK (Parent Infant Partnership  UK) in its first ever Infant Mental Health Awards 2016 – and nominations are now open.

The Infant Mental Health Awards are a key part of the Inaugural Infant Mental Health Week taking place 6-10 June.  The awards will be presented by a panel of high profile guests during  the ‘Investing in Early Potential’ conference taking place on 9 June in Central Hall Westminster.  Official Primary Partners for this week are; Public Health England (PHE), Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), CPHVA, and the Association of Infant Mental Health (AIMH).

The categories for the Awards are:

  1. Andrea Leadsom Award for Outstanding contribution to the field of Infant Mental Health: For an exceptional, and inspirational individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Infant Mental Health nationally.
  2. Analeaf Award for Infant Mental Health Services: For an exceptional Infant Mental Health service provider, who has demonstrated positive practice, and has improved outcomes for both children and their families.
  3. Infant Mental Health Practitioner: For an exceptional Infant Mental Health practitioner who is innovative in his/her approach to the field of Infant Mental Health, and who continually delivers above, and beyond, what is expected.
  4. Locality Award for Infant Mental Health Inclusion: For a Locality / or Trust that has developed an integrated and inclusive Infant Mental Health service to improve the lives of vulnerable infants, toddlers, and their families.
  5. Infant Mental Health Researcher: For an individual researcher who has made a unique contribution to the growing body of knowledge through their research in the field of Infant Mental Health.
  6. People’s Choice Award: Nominations for this award will be made by an individual who has received support and / or treatment from an Infant Mental Health service provider they believe to be of exceptional quality, resulting in a positive experience and improved wellbeing for their baby, toddler and/or family.

Nominations close at midnight on 16 May 2016. Nominations will not be received after this date in order to ensure a fair process and will be facilitated by a selection panel.

You must ensure upon applying for these awards that you are able to attend the awards ceremony at the Investing in Early Potential conference in Westminster on Thursday 9 June.