SRN sponsors award to recognise good practice

21st September 2010

The Principles into Practice (PiP) Network, which is hosted by the Mental Welfare Commission, is now accepting submissions for its 2010 Principles into Practice Awards.

The Principles into Practice Awards help to identify, share and celebrate good practice across Scotland. Awards submissions should demonstrate how services, projects and teams have embraced the principles in their work and how this has improved outcomes for individuals. This year, SRN is sponsoring the ‘Long-term mental illness and recovery’ award. SRI Project Lead William Ellis, who has been involved in setting up this award and will also be a member of the judging panel, says, “SRN are pleased to be sponsoring the Long-term mental illness and recovery award. This award offers an excellent opportunity to highlight the continued development of recovery focused practice in Scotland and give recognition to those who are at the forefront of these developments.”

Other PiP Award categories include:

  • Service user participation and influence
  • Carer involvement and support
  • Care and treatment of older people
  • Care and treatment of younger people
  • Respect for diversity

The deadline for entries is 3rd December 2010. For more information visit about these Awards, please visit the PiP Network’s website.

The Principles into Practice (PiP) Network works to promote the principles of mental health law. Over 800 practitioners, service users, carers, advocacy workers and others have joined the Network to exchange knowledge, share experience, identify challenges and discuss solutions. They do this through their website, their awards programme and their annual conference. The PiP Network believes that the principles set out in mental health law are all about respect for the individual. They challenge services to keep the whole person at the centre of policies, decisions and ‘taken for granted’ practice. The principles apply to the care and treatment of people with a mental illness, learning disability, dementia or other mental disorder.