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Staff Recognition Awards 2019

Wellbeing Award 2019

Presented by Trust Chair, David Walker

This award recognises staff who have shown a commitment to creating opportunities to support and encourage each other to live healthier lifestyles – through physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing.


Healthy Minds Bucks Wellbeing Team
Prospect House & Peach Tree House, Bucks

Their nomination said:

“This brilliant and motivated team is passionate about improving staff wellbeing, making the effort to get together and share their ideas with others in the trust.”

On the record

In the past year Healthy Minds Bucks Wellbeing Team has looked at all aspects of wellbeing – emotional, psychological and physical – across the whole service and put their practical ideas into action. CBT therapist Natalie Wilkie said; “Feedback on their work is so important for staff, so now we read out loud patient experience feedback in our team meetings. It makes staff realise that their work really is valued and recognised.”

Once a month the team has a 30-minute slot dedicated for wellbeing in their meetings with a team building challenge, a creative activity or simply a bring-and-share lunch.

“On our away-day we focused on physical health and used the talent from the team. We had a yoga class, Zumba class, scavenger hunt – and bake-off for dessert.”

The team has also implemented practical ways to manage stress and workload: practical workplans are put in place to manage the ebb and flow of trainees in accordance with term times; every employee has a wellbeing pack and new joiners can have a buddy.

“We have a very enthusiastic team and this work really is driven from bottom up, but it is great to have the management team aboard – they take a very active part.”

“We have a very enthusiastic team and this work really is driven from bottom up, but it is great to have the management team aboard – they take a very active part.”

Natalie Wilkie



Megan Wale
Operational Lead, CAMHS Community Services Sue Nicholls Centre, Aylesbury

Her nomination said: “Megan is an advocate for staff and service users. Megan prioritises our needs as humans placing genuine value on the mood in the team, enabling us to give the most we can to our service users.”

Marta Kepska
Administrator, The Elms Centre, Banbury

Her nomination said: “Marta has embraced the term ‘Wellbeing’ wholeheartedly, organising and setting up mindfulness sessions, running and walking groups – and generally makes sure that the team is included in what the trust has to offer.”

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