Working in partnership

Working in partnership: For teams or individuals who work in partnership with other professionals or agencies and have collaborated to achieve the best outcomes for people who use our services.

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Winner: Alice Kerr, Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma
Alice’s nominees described her as cheerful, optimistic and dedicated, with the ability to get the right meetings with the right people.

The nominees said that she developed a relationship with Lewisham Council and they reinstated their dedicated panel for helping people with hoarding and related issues.

Alongside strategic work Alice goes out of her way to advise organisations who are supporting people with hoarding issues.

Judges said: "What stood out was the reach of the partnerships that Alice developed. Through these she has been able to take forward and share learning about hoarding to ensure people find pathways to the right support".

Alice said: "I’m delighted. I think this award is so important within hoarding because it is all about multi-agency working. It is about making good connections with councils and social services. We want to treat hoarding for what it is – not a social problem or a housing problem, but primarily as a mental health problem, if people want treatment".


Chelsham House, Inpatient team
The team was nominated for developing a new partnership to enable high-quality and person-centred care at a very difficult time - the end of life - for one of their patients.

The family and friends of the patient thanked the team, saying that "she could not have had better care anywhere else in the health service."

Sridevi Kalidindi, South East London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Mental Health Lead
Sridevi works across clinical commissioning groups and boroughs to ensure that mental health is high on the agenda. At the same time, she develops strong individual partnerships with service users and staff.

The nominators commented on how she uses coaching and mentoring to help people overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

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