Congratulations to our East Primary Care team, February’s Team of the Month! The East Primary Care Team was established in May 2022 as part of our Community Mental Health Transformation work. They have built a strong team culture based on our Trust values and are compassionate towards their service users, families and each other.

The team goes the extra mile for their service users, listening and building care plans with culturally and age-appropriate interventions. When it is difficult to find the right community resources to meet a service users’ needs, they link with external stakeholders to ensure they find the right support.

Since May 2022 the team has seen 1,250 people in primary care and only 50 have moved into secondary care. They have received excellent feedback from grateful service users, another reason why they are worth winners of our Team of the Month Award.

Congratulations also to our runners up for February’s award, the Handsworth Home Treatment team and the Drug and Alcohol Liaison Team, part of Recovery Near You based in Wolverhampton. Handsworth Home Treatment were nominated for going above and beyond in their support for service users, colleagues and students joining the team on placements. The Drug and Alcohol Liaison Team were recognised for setting up what is now regarded as a ‘gold standard’ service caring for people with addiction.

Our Executive Director for Strategy, People and Partnerships, Patrick Nyarumbu visited the winning team to present them with their award and to thank them 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.