Kirklees memory service has received a Sustainable Mental Health Service Commendation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Following their successful Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP) award, the team have been recognised for their commitment to enabling patients to manage their conditions and reducing waste.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has developed a focus on the sustainability of mental health and has been working with the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) to assess the sustainability of various mental health services.
The sustainability standards are based on five principles:
• Prevent mental illness
• Empower patients and carers to manage their own mental health
• Eliminate wasteful activity
• Make use of low-carbon alternatives
• Empower staff in their daily work
Kirklees memory service achieved at least 90% of the standards.
Team manager Jo Ellam said: “As a team we strive for excellence and aim to provide a quality service. We were pleased when we received our MSNAP accreditation so attaining this extra achievement is even better news for our team and the people we support. As a Trust we are committed to being a sustainable organisation and it’s great that this is being recognised nationally.”