Second Step's Community Rehabilitation Service won the Collaboration (Integration) award @3rdsectorcare in London earlier today. The team from Second Step and its partners Avon and Wiltshire NHS Partnership Trust (AWP) and women's mental health organisation Missing Link received the award on behalf of a service which was set up just two years ago in 2015.
The Collaboration award recognised innovative ways of working collaboratively and achieving outcomes for people which otherwise wouldn't have been achieved. It is one of a number of awards organised by Third Sector magazine celebrating excellence in the UK's not-for-profit care sector.
Second Step's Chief Executive Aileen Edwards said: "I'm delighted for the whole team - it's a multi-disciplinary team with a wide range of experience and expertise which is working with 110 people in Bristol who are experiencing long term and very difficult mental health problems. We work innovatively, flexibly and always remember to put the individual at the heart of the service." She added that the service philosophy is that recovery is possible for everyone.
Read more about the service here.