2nd October 2001

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT UP FOR AWARD

 

Staff at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will find out next week whether one of their projects has won a national training award.

 

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

 

Pam Blackman, Director of Educational Partnerships at the university, will be at a gala lunch at the House of Lords on 10th October to hear if the scheme which she oversees has scooped the award.

 

“We were delighted to be shortlisted,” she said. “The project is having a real impact on the NHS and the nomination is recognition for our use of IT, which is one of the project’s key attributes.”

 

The university joined forces with the Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) and the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (SCMH) in January this year to develop

‘Making It Happen’, which aims to help the NHS develop its mental health services across Yorkshire and the north of England .

 

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

 

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University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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