June 2018
Love York Awards 2018

The improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) team, (York, Selby, Tadcaster and Easingwold), Huntington House, York, were the winners of the Honorary Contribution to Student Life Award as voted by students at the University of York. The team was nominated by the University’s Students’ Union as it was felt the team’s work had a significant impact on the lives of students at York and the team is a great asset to the community

April 2018
North Yorkshire County Council Celebrating Good Practice Awards 2018

Rachel Orr and Katy Philips, clinical psychologists, local authority opportunity team for care leavers, North Yorkshire were honoured for their work with the local authority to enhance access to psychological services for vulnerable and marginalised children and young people.

Student Nursing Times Awards

Joe Atkinson, student nurse, on placement with the assertive outreach team, Windsor House, Harrogate walked away with the student nurse of the year award of the mental health category.

January 2018
Memory services national accreditation programme

The accreditation is awarded for work with people who have memory problems or dementia and their families and services are assessed against national standards.

Memory clinic, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton was highlighted for their positive relationships between staff, service users and families, in particular the team’s ability to allay fears and give hope for the future.

Memory clinic, Alexander House, Knaresborough was praised for their experience, compassion and united multidisciplinary approach particularly for their unhurried and reassuring style.


December 2017
Investing in Children Membership Awards

Following discussions with young people, a specialist assessor honoured three of our children’s services in Teesside with the IiC Accreditation for areas of good practice.

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) Hartlepool, Dover House were recognised for their imaginative and inclusive practice, engaging young people to make positive changes to the service and actively involving them in a variety of different groups and activities.

Redcar CAMHS, Milbank Terrace were praised for continuing to involve former service users, opportunities for children and young people to provide feedback and the creation of a traffic light rating system for one-to-one appointments.

Stockton CAMHS, Viscount House was highlighted in the inspectors report for having a welcoming, young person friendly atmosphere along with a staff photo wall and monthly newsletter.

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses research award 2017

David Ekers, nurse consultant, adult mental health services, Durham and Darlington was awarded the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Research Award for a presentation of his research programme exploring the delivery of behavioural activation by non-specialists.

November 2017

Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Awards 2017

The RCPysch Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry. In November 2017 the Trust received a hat trick of awards.

Dr Mani Santhanakrishnan, consultant psychiatrist, Lustrum Vale, Stockton received the award for the psychiatric communicator of the year category.

Dr Megan Brown, was presented with the foundation doctor of the year award whilst completing her psychiatry rotation in the early intervention in psychosis team and the liaison psychiatry team in York.

Women’s forensic learning disabilities secure service, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough were announced winners of the psychiatric team of the year: non age-specific category.

October 2017

Positive practice in mental health awards 2017

The positive practice in mental health awards help to identify and share examples of how good mental health care can be delivered. The Trust celebrated a heist of six awards at the ceremony held in October 2017.

Mindfulness team, West Park Hospital, Darlington were named winners of the psychological therapies for people with ‘Common MH Problems’ category

Employee support service, Flatts Lane Centre, Middlesbrough were highly commended in the mental wellbeing of staff category.

Vanguard new care model, Harrogate were highly commended in the integration of physical and mental healthcare category.

Rollercoaster parent / carer support group, North End House, Durham celebrated a triple award scoop and were highly commended in the specialist services, co-production of care and innovation in children and young people’s mental health categories.

CCQI Quality Network for inpatient child and adolescent (CAMHS) accreditation

The Westwood Centre, West Lane Hospital, Middlesbrough obtained the Accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The network aims to demonstrate and improve the quality of inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric care.

August 2017  

Royal College of Psychiatrists' Centre for Quality Improvement

Our psychological informed planned environments (PIPE) team at HMP/YOI Low Newton, Durham achieved the Enabling Environment Award which recognises best practice in promoting mental wellbeing and creating positive living and working environments. The PIPE unit was the first service in the female prison estate to achieve the award in 2013 and continues to be seen as an area of positive practice.

AIMS (Accreditation for Mental Health Inpatient Services)

Esk and Danby wards at Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough have obtained the Accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This is nationally recognised and assures staff, service users and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided.

July 2017  
Faculty for the psychology of older people in the British Psychological Society

Sarah Dexter-Smith, professional lead for older people’s psychology at Flatts Lane Centre, Middlesbrough scooped the Bill Downes Award. This identifies and highlights dedicated practitioners who are mid-career and have worked for many years in older people’s services.

June 2017   
2017 Senior Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology

Ruby Bell, consultant applied psychologist professional lead, forensic mental health services, Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough was awarded the 2017 Senior Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology by the Division of Forensic Psychology. The award is a reflection of her notable work in the field of forensic psychology and recognition of this achievement by other members of the discipline. Ruby accepted this award at the Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference Gala dinner, at The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel 14 June.

May 2017     
BMJ Awards 2017

TEWV IcanpreventDelirium, in collaboration with Health Education England North East, was highly commended in the education team of the year award category. This award acknowledges a team that is leading the way in medical education and ensuring quality improvement for future generations.

March 2017  
Northern Lights Dementia Quality Improvement Awards 2017

Our Stockton team 'spot it , stop it', in partnership with Stockton Borough Council and Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, walked away with the prestigious winners award in the delirium category.

Runner up in the delirium category of the Northern Lights Dementia Awards 2017 was the Trust’s IcanpreventDelirium team, in collaboration with Health Education England North East.

National autistic society - professionalism in autism      

Dr Helen Pearce, consultant psychiatrist, with the Trust’s learning disability forensic services at Roseberry Park in Middlesbrough scooped the winner’s award for outstanding healthcare professional. Presented at the national awards ceremony in March Helen was commended for being an inspirational individual dedicated to her profession.

Parkinsons Excellence Network Awards 2017

The Parkinson's Advanced Symptoms Unit, a collaboration between South Tees NHS Foundation Trust and Tees, Esk and Wear Mental Health Trust, was been presented with the winners award for their work in addressing complex symptoms of Parkinson's disease.      

Jan 2017 
North East NHS Leadership Awards 2016

The North East NHS Leadership Awards celebrate leaders at all levels and across all professions, who have ultimately improved people’s health, the public’s experience of the NHS and those leaders who we are truly proud to work alongside.

The Trust celebrated a triple award scoop at the awards at the awards ceremony held in January 2017.                     

Thomas Hurst, ward manager, Overdale at Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough scooped the winners award for emerging leader.

Dr Mani Krishnan, consultant psychiatrist in mental health services for older people for Teesside walked away with the winner’s award for inspirational leader.

Lisa Taylor, head of service for offender health was presented with the winner’s award for inclusive leader.