Our Tayside Involvement Carers in collaboration with Support in Mind Scotland's Tayside Carers Support project have won a 'Principles into Practice' Award.

Our Tayside Carers Support Project were announced as award winners at the prestigious Mental Welfare Commission 'Principles into Practice' Conference Awards, in the Carer and Young Carer Involvement and Support category at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow on Friday 6th March 2015.

 There are a number of strands to the involvement work which has been undertaken across the region, including the publication of an innovative piece of literature, created, designed and produced by Tayside Involvement Carers, in collaboration with Tayside Carers Support Project and input from NHS Tayside.  The leaflet is titled 'Caring is a Journey. Can I Help You To Cope?' and since it's launch on World Mental Health Day last October, has been used as a platform to further develop interactive training for students and professionals.  This commenced with carer led delivery on a training session to Bsc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing students at University of Abertay in November 2014 and has further expanded to additional disciplines, including Psychology Doctorate trainees and Mental Health Officers.

This award is recognition of the commitment and hard work of all Involvement Carers engaged with the project, from across Tayside.

Charlene Kenny, Tayside Involvement and Support Manager

You can find out more about this project from the Tayside Involvement and Support Manager, Charlene Kenny and University of Abertay Lecturer Richard Craven on their Tayside Health Blog:

https://taysidehealth.wordpress.com/…/carer-engagement-and…/ Find out more about the awards at: http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/