We celebrate the wins and recognition for our services and partners at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards

Our teams' hard work and dedication to excellence were showcased at the event, highlighting the support we provide to our service users.

We are thrilled to announce that our services and partner services have been recognised for their exceptional performance at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards. This prestigious awards program celebrates the outstanding work of mental health professionals and organisations across the UK.

We are proud to have received eleven nominations across eight different categories, highlighting the breadth and depth of our commitment to delivering people-centred care. We are proud of the high-quality, specialist mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services we provide. 

These nominations are a testament to the positive impact that our services are having on the mental health of our community. We actively involve people in their care to empower them to achieve their personal goals and enjoy fulfilling lives.

We had 3 wins with our services and partner services, with many of our team’s work being highly commended. 

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive Sara Munro said: “Well done to everyone who has been part of this work from the outset. You have achieved so much and have huge ambition for the future.”


  • Children and young people’s mental health services – Red Kite View
  • Mental health rehabilitation and/or recovery services – Joint winners CREST
  • Specialist Services (including Veterans, Substance Misuse, Addictions, Housing, Education and Employment) – Op Courage

Highly commended

  • Category Integrated Physical & Mental Health – Health facilitation team
  • Category  Learning Disabilities and/or Autism – Intensive support team
  • Category Addressing Inequalities – Synergi Leeds and Gender Outreach Workers
  • Category Acute inpatient care – Acute (Becklin) and Red Kite View
  • Older adult functional mental health services and/or dementia care creative group projects – Older Peoples Service, the Mount
  • Specialist Services (including Veterans, Substance Misuse, Addictions, Housing, Education and Employment) – North Assertive Outreach


CREST was a joint winner with fellow LYPFT service Red Kite View and Operation Courage North in the mental health rehabilitation and /or recovery services category. Clinical Operations Manager Jeanette Lawson and Co-Production Lead Ashley Robinson collected the award on behalf of CREST and the programme.


It was an absolute pleasure to attend the awards, and to win was fantastic recognition for the dedication and hard work from all the team in all the organisations within the collaborative in designing, developing and delivering OpCourage North – at LYPFT, we are incredibly proud to be part of the service. Amanda Naylor, Service Manager. 

Acute (Becklin)

I am so proud that the Creative Writing group at the Becklin Centre was shortlisted for the awards. The staff, Service Users, and our wonderful volunteer, James, have put so much time, effort and enthusiasm into the group, and it was great to receive the recognition of “highly commended” on the night! The Creative Writing Group is a fantastic example of a collaborative piece of work, and I hope being added to the PPIMH directory will allow us to share the learning with other Services and Trusts.” – Tamsyn Richardson, Practice Development Lead OT.