Published on: 1st November 2022
Several teams within the county’s NHS mental health services for children and young people have been formally recognised for how they engage and involve carers and relatives, having been accredited with the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award.
All of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (LPFT) Core Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) teams, including Lincoln, Louth, Boston and Grantham, as well as their CAMHS Learning Disabilities team, CAMHS Eating Disorders team and Healthy Minds team, have successfully achieved the award, demonstrating their hard work and dedication to supporting carers.
The award programme, funded by Lincolnshire County Council, is delivered by Lincolnshire based organisation, Every-One, which works to support unpaid carers and those they care for.
The teams join the Trust’s adult inpatient, crisis and community teams, as well as their veterans service who all already hold the award.
Amy Butler, Head of Service for Children and Young People Mental Health Services at LPFT, said: “I’m delighted our teams have received this award, recognising their commitment to identifying and supporting carers.
“Supporting a loved one who is struggling with their mental health is a worrying time and our teams work really hard to ensure they not only provide the highest quality of care to all our service users, but also do everything possible to provide support to carers and relatives.”
For more information about the support offered to carers and relatives within the Trust, please visit www.lpft.nhs.uk/carers-support.