Design in Mental Health Awards 2018 double win for Whittle Hall
The Team at L&M Healthcare were absolutely thrilled to be double winners at The Design in Mental Health Awards last night. The awards, which celebrate excellence in designing calm therapeutic environments for the benefits of patients, residents and staff alike were held at The National Conference Centre in Solihull and were presented by Dr Jacqui Dillon. Jacqui is a respected activist, writer and speaker who has lectured and published worldwide on trauma, abuse, psychosis, dissociation and healing. She is national chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England, Honorary Lecturers in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Community Mental Health Birmingham City University and a member of the advisory board, The Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherines College Oxford. In 2017, the university of East London conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Psychology on Jacqui in recognition of her services to mental Health.
L&M Healthcare won the ‘Art Installation of the Year’ award for Whittle Hall’s Living Wall a soft sculptured wall interactive hanging produced in collaboration with Little Islands. Jeanne Davies, Director of L&M Healthcare and April Roberts, Creative Director at Little Islands were presented the award by Jacqui. The team also won Best Collaborative Estate and Facilities team project for Whittle Hall’s Dementia Plus unit. Home manager Deborah Payne and Deputy manager Megan Owen were presented the award By Jacqui Dillon.
This has certainly been a great year for Whittle Hall awards wise as they have also been shortlisted for two more awards at the National Care Home Awards due to take place at Xcel in London on the 24th June 2018. Its a testimony to the hard work and dedication that goes into developing a new care home, and making it as calm and therapeutic an environment as possible. The team have everything crossed!