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Staff from Hillcrest Futures’ Angus Mental Health Peer Support service recently received the trophies for two awards they won at NHS Tayside’s Mental Health Nursing Forum Scotland Awards late last year.
The service is part of the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, a multi-agency group made up of GPs, mental health, wellbeing and substance services staff. The group received the Community Mental Health Nursing Award for their development of the Enhanced Community Support (ECS) Mental Health Hub in Angus. They were also joint winner of the Overall Prize.
The ECS Mental Health Hub is based in Montrose but also covers Brechin and Edzell. The Hub provides a range of services for patients, including access to the community mental health team, drug and alcohol services, psychology, third sector peer support and social prescribing.
Working collaboratively with other health and social care teams, and offering a single point of access to different types of support, makes it easier and faster for each person to get help when it is needed.
Pictured from left: James Kennedy, NHS Tayside Community Mental Health Team Leader and Kelly Christie, Hillcrest Futures Peer Support Worker