Principles into Practice Awards 2012-13
The Principles into Practice Awards help us to identify, share and celebrate good practice across Scotland. The principles that are set out in mental health and incapacity law are all about respect for the individual.
They challenge us all to keep the whole person at the centre of policies, decisions and ‘taken for granted’ practice. The principles apply to the care and support of people with a mental illness, learning disability, dementia or other mental disorder.
The awards are an opportunity for services, project and teams to demonstrate how they have embraced the principles in their work and how this has improved the outcomes for individuals.
Teams, projects or services can be nominated for an award in the following categories.
Service user participation and influence (People’s choice award)
Carer involvement and support
Care and support of people with dementia
Care and support of younger people
Respect for diversity
Long-term mental illness and recovery
Submissions can be made by completing a nomination form which is available on www.principlesintopractice.net. The website has further information on the categories and criteria as well as information on the previous awards.
Completed nominations forms and any enquiries should be directed to:
The Mental Welfare Commission Scotland
91 Haymarket Terrace
Closing date for entries: 5th November 2012.
Shortlisted submissions will be announced in January 2013.
Award category winners will be announced at an event at The Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow on Friday 1st March 2013
The Principles into Practice Network and the Awards programme are supported by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland as a part of their work to identify, recognise and share best practice in working with the principles set out in the Scottish Mental Health Act and Adults with Incapacity Act.