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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Celebrating staff superstars at the BSMHFT Values Awards 2023

Published: 26/04/2023

Two hundred colleagues united for a very special annual awards ceremony to shine a light on and celebrate the successes, hard work and achievements of our colleagues.

Held at the city’s impressive Council House, the Values Awards was hosted by Chief Executive, Roísìn Fallon-Williams and newly appointed Chair, Phil Gayle.

The eagerly anticipated Values Awards saw a number of individuals and teams recognised for their inclusive, committed and compassionate work. The winners were categorised by gold, silver and bronze with some also receiving a highly commended shout out.

The evening was a welcome pause to stop and reflect on the incredible work that has been achieved over the last 12 months.

This year there were nine award categories, and their winners were as follows:

Compassionate Award

  • Gold winner - Kenny Fakeye, Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Silver winner - Nina Mitchel, Clinical Lead for the Primary Care South team
  • Bronze winner - Andrea Javadian, Senior Occupational Therapist at David Bromley House
  • Highly commended - North Community Mental Health Team

Inclusive Award

  • Gold winner – Tina Patel, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Silver winner - Asia Ali, Peer Support Worker in our Maternal Mental Health Service
  • Bronze winner - Daniel Wheeldon, Manager at Laurel Ward
  • Highly commendedRenu Bhopal-Padhiar

Committed Award

  • Gold winner - Emma Watts, Clinical Nurse Manager at Ardenleigh
  • Silver winner - Melissa Bunting, Team Manager at Warstock Lane
  • Bronze winner Dorothy Talbot, Community Psychiatric Nurse

Team of the Year in Clinical Services Award

  • Gold winner – Lavender Ward
  • Silver winner – North Hub Community Mental Health Team
  • Bronze winners - Solihull Perinatal and Coral Ward teams

Team of the Year in Professional Support Services Award

  • Gold winner - Medical Workforce team
  • Silver winners - Project Management Office and the Uffculme Support team

Service User and Carer Choice Award (sponsored by Caring Minds)

  • Gold winner – Cathy Doughty, Assistant Practitioner
  • Silver winner - Kelly Buffham, Psychologist at the Solihull Home Treatment team
  • Bronze winner - Mandy Fair, Care Coordinator at Solihull Assertive Outreach team
  • Highly commended - Katherine Allen

Rising Star Award

  • Gold winner – Joshua Gregory, Ward Nurse at Coral Ward
  • Silver winner - Sophie Garcia, Specialist Midwife for the Maternal Mental Health Service
  • Bronze winner – Nicky Jones, Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice

Quality Improvement, Research and Innovation Award

  • Gold winner - Sycamore Ward
  • Silver winner - Haider Al-Delfi, Reach Out Quality and Governance Lead
  • Bronze winners – Dr Andy Fox, Clinical Psychologist and Dr Nat Rowe, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Gold winner – Deloris Johnston, Nurse 
  • Silver winner - Christine Donnan, Domestic Supervisor at Warstock Lane
  • Bronze winner - Lorraine Mattocks, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Highly commended - Elaine Murray and Jennifer Lindsay


The winners were proudly handed their certificates, pin badges and vouchers by Governors and members of the Executive team as a token of appreciation for our colleagues' hard work and dedication.  

The night was also a huge success for our charity, Caring Minds. Raising funds through an online raffle, and collection tins, Caring Minds charity raised a over £400 to fund ‘added extras’ for service users, extras that are over and above what the NHS can provide.

A full recording of the evening is available to watch back online.

Values Awards 2023