9th August 2001

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT UP FOR AWARD

 

A university project to help the NHS develop its mental health services across Yorkshire and the north of England has been nominated for a national training award.

 

The project ‘Making It Happen’ was shortlisted for a Pavilion Innovation in Training Award this week for its use of IT in training.

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside along with the Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) and the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (SCMH) are responsible for its development which began in January this year.

 

The project offers learning sets and access top on-line resources through the university’s Virtual Campus for NHS professionals such as mental health directors and directors of nursing.

 

Pam Blackman, Director of Educational Partnerships at the university, responsible for the project commented: “I am delighted that we have been shortlisted, as it shows that the project is having a real impact on the NHS and that we have been recognised for our use of IT which is one of its key attributes.

 

The project partners will be giving an on-line demonstration to the judges in September and the winners will be congratulated at the House of Lords in October.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)

Email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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