Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership wins NHS Parliamentary Awards for Excellence in Mental Health Care

Date: 11 July 2019

OHMP team celebrate their award.

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership has won the Excellence for Mental Health Care category in the 2019 NHS Parliamentary Awards.

The partnership’s win was announced at a gala event at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 10 July.

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership improves the lives of more than 6,000 people rach year who are living with mental health challenges by offering recovery, hope and ambition through a recovery programme which offers all-round support and care.

People are provided with a complete recovery package focusing on emotional and physical care, wellbeing, education, skills, employment, financial stability and housing by the partnership, which formally brings together six local NHS and charity sector organisations: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxfordshire Mind, Restore, Response, Connections Floating Support and Elmore Community Services.

The NHS Parliamentary Awards asked MPs across the country to find and nominate individuals and teams they thought had made the biggest improvements to health services in their constituencies across 10 categories.

OMHP was chosen from hundreds of nominations up and down the country and received the unanimous backing of all of Oxfordshire’s six MPs.

Robert Courts, MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire, said: "OMHP do such amazing work with people living with mental health challenges, helping them to overcome the challenges they may face. From in-hospital care, outpatient rehabilitation, and even supporting people back into employment or education, OMHP’s holistic approach is exemplary. They are a truly deserving winner, a testament to Oxfordshire, and I am proud to have nominated the team.”

Vanessa Odlin, service director at Oxford Health, said, on behalf of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership: “We're absolutely delighted and shocked; it's such a wonderful surprise. This award is for every service user, patient, member, and member of staff who plays their part so Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership can help and care for the people of Oxfordshire.”

Another pioneering project to develop a Digital Care Assistant (DCA), which enables staff to gather observations from mental health inpatients without waking them at night, was named regional winner for the South East in the Future NHS Award.


  • Summary:

    Oxfordshire’s pioneering approach to mental health care has been recognised in prestigious national award.

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    11 July 2019