Congratulations to members of our Solar Learning Disability Team – our first Team of the Month!

This small, dedicated team is part of Solar, a partnership between BSMHFT, Barnardo’s and Autism West Midlands that provide emotional wellbeing and mental health services to children, young people and families in Solihull.

The team recently managed a case where a young person needed a specialist bed and did everything they could to support the service user and manage their care until an inpatient bed was available. The team gave the young person their time, compassion and expertise while simultaneously providing high quality care for every other young person. The team also works hard to ensure any group activities are inclusive of all the service users’ special educational needs (SEN).

Our Team of the Month award recognises those who bring alive our values of Compassionate, Inclusive and Committed every day at work.

Well done also to the runners up for December’s Team of the Month, Coral Ward and the Temporary Staffing team. The Coral Ward team at our Ardenleigh site was nominated for going above and beyond to ensure that their service users have the best possible experience and our Temporary Staffing team was recognised for their commitment to supporting our clinical areas.

Our Executive Director for Strategy, People and Partnerships, Patrick Nyarumbu visited the team recently to present them with their award and to say thank you for all of their hard work.

Whatever the role each team plays, we want to recognise those who bring alive our values of Compassionate, Inclusive and Committed every day while they’re at work. If you know a hardworking, dedicated team that is having a positive impact on service users, carers and colleagues please nominate them for Team of Month by completing the short nomination form explaining why your chosen team would be worthy winners of the award.

Nominations for Team of the Month close on the 15th day of each month. Any nominations received in the second half of the month will be included in the following month’s awards.