Congratulations to Helen, our STAR Award winner

The nomination highlighted Helen’s ‘positive’ and ‘committed’ approach to supporting students with their development.

The Trust’s Star Award winner for April was Helen Davidson, Mental Health Nurse and Education Lead for the West North West Intensive Community Service (WNW ICS) based at Hawthorn House.

Her colleague Adam Carter, Occupational Therapist within the team, highlighted Helen’s ‘positive’ and ‘committed’ approach to supporting students with their development.

He said: “I believe Helen deserves recognition for the hard work she has put in to develop the student experience at Hawthorn House. The whole team would agree with how hard she has worked on the resource room. Her level of care and genuine compassion for others deserves special recognition as it is well above the norm.”

Helen said: “I am so excited! I can’t believe I was nominated. I feel like I am just doing my job, but I’m very proud to win the award.

“The students we have here on placement are the future so it’s important for them to have a good experience and feel part of the team. The resource room is a place students can go to concentrate on their work while they’re here, utilise the ideas board and learn from each other.  We can have up to eight students on a placement with us at one time so it’s crucial they have their own dedicated space and somewhere that encourages self-directed learning.”

“I’m not sure what I’ll spend the vouchers on yet but I definitely need to treat the team to say a big thank you!”

At the presentation, Susan Tyler, Director of Workforce Development, presented Helen with a framed certificate and a letter from the Chair and Chief Executive. She was also given £100 of shopping vouchers and an invitation to the Trust’s annual award ceremony.