Dementia support worker – Our Health Heroes Award

Therapy support worker, Helen Roberts, won the Yorkshire and Humber’s Our Heath Heroes Award run by Skills for Health and supported by Health Education England.  Helen won the award for all her work and ‘outstanding care’, to support patients and their families on our Dementia Assessment Unit and was a finalist in the national awards.

Primary Care Wellbeing Team – Positive Practice in Mental Health

Well done to the primary care wellbeing team who have won their category at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards. They were nominated in the primary and secondary mental health care collaboration category. You can view their work on YouTube.

Yorkshire and Humber AHSN Improvement Academy accreditation

Heather ward at Airedale Centre for Mental Health is the first in-patient ward across the region to receive national accreditation by the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN Improvement Academy for it’s safety huddles. Staff huddle twice daily so they can identify any ways they can better support people on the day ahead and keep people safe. Safety huddles provide dedicated time for the whole team to focus on any potential risks. They are led by the nurse in charge and include all members of the team from housekeeping and admin staff to consultants and senior managers on the ward and provide an opportunity for everyone in the team to discuss key areas all staff need to be aware of.

National Service User Awards

LYNFEST, the Trust’s festival of music and arts for people experiencing mental health issues, won the Breaking Down Barriers/Tackling Stigma category. It was the first festival the Trust has hosted for patients experiencing a range of mental health conditions including dementia, depression and anxiety, to support recovery and provide an opportunity for people to showcase their talents and creativity. Through involving community groups and performers, LYNFEST also helped to break down barriers and stigma surrounding mental health conditions.

ROSPA Gold Award for Health and Safety


Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust was recognised for the ninth year running for its occupational health and safety by the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accident (RoSPA). For the third consecutive year, the Trust achieved the gold award at the internationally recognised scheme.