Slough's mental health teams have won two prestigious accolades.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Slough Borough Council and other partners from across Slough, were honoured at the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2019 ceremony.

The ceremony took place at Duxford Air Museum in Cambridgeshire. Around 500 people from all over the country were there, representing NHS Trusts and local authorities that have contributed to ground-breaking initiatives in mental health services.

Slough Mental Health Services, who work under the banner of ‘Enabling Town Slough’, were the winners of the ‘addressing inequalities in mental health’ category and highly commended in the ‘primary and secondary mental health services’ category.

Geoff Dennis, Head of Mental Health Services, Berkshire Healthcare, said, “The Slough model is a unique combination of modern mental health practice and psychotherapeutic principles, applied across a whole town, in order to provide a user-friendly mental health service and prevent much of the need for repeated inpatient hospital admission.

“Over the last six years, Slough Mental Health Services have been developing innovative and comprehensive pathways for the population of Slough, by creating an enabling environment which aspires to meet the needs of all those requiring mental health services, with co-production at the heart of all services.

“Winning this award has validated what we have been developing in Slough over the years."

Julian, Emms, Chief Executive, Berkshire Healthcare, said “It was a truly exceptional night for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Slough Borough Council, and something that we can all be so proud of.”