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Nominations now open for the 2021 National Service User Awards

Since its inception in 2013 Cygnet Health Care have been proud sponsors of the National Service User Awards and we are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2021 Awards are now open!

Now in its ninth year the National Service User Awards, which are organised by services users and resident with support from the Cygnet Marketing team, celebrate and recognise the different number of service user led projects that have made a difference at a local level in both NHS and private mental health, autism and learning disability services nationwide.

To submit a nomination please complete the online nomination form by visiting this link The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday 18th June 2021.

The 2021 Awards categories are:

Excellence in Co-production
All projects and initiatives that involve a strong element of co-production either internally or externally to a service. This category is looking for clear examples of equal collaboration alongside service users/residents and/or family/carers with staff. This can also include co-produced projects and initiatives with external organisations, partners and stakeholders.

Breaking down Barriers
Projects that tackle the stigma around mental health or raise awareness and educate people on mental health.

Recovery and the Arts
Creative projects that promote and support recovery including music, drama, art etc.

Health and Well-being
Projects that promote mental or physical health and wellbeing.

Outstanding Service User Involvement
This category recognises an individual or team that has made outstanding achievements in service user involvement or leadership.

The Mark Britton Service User Choice Award will return for 2021. The winner of this Award will be determined by a live service user vote during the Awards ceremony.

Successfully shortlisted finalists will be notified in July and invited to attend the Awards ceremony on Tuesday 21st September 2021 in Nottingham.

We encourage our services to get involved in the Awards so please do share this information with service users and colleagues. Good luck!

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For more information on the Awards please visit or email [email protected].

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