Oxfordshire Recovery College's Azeline Collins and Restore CEO Martin Realey

Oxfordshire Recovery College’s Azeline Collins and Restore CEO Martin Realey

Oxfordshire Recovery College has won the Working Together Award at the 2016 Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) awards.

The accolade, presented at the group’s award ceremony last night, recognises the outstanding partnership working at the college that results in an innovative beneficial service for people living in Oxfordshire.

At the heart of the college’s ethos is the teamwork of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership which sees Oxford Health work alongside mental health charities including Restore, Connection Floating Support, Elmore Community Services, Oxfordshire Mind and Response.

Through joint working at the Restore-led project service users, volunteers, staff, trustees and carers work to provide mental healthcare for our community.

Service Director in the Adult Directorate at Oxford Health Eddie McLaughlin said: “I’d like to pass on my warmest congratulations to the Recovery College on receiving this very deserved award. The Recovery College’s success is based upon outstanding partnerships, not only between the organisations of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, but vitally between service-users and the college itself.

“Well done to everyone involved.”

The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership brings together six local mental health organisations from the NHS and the charity sector: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Connection Floating Support, Elmore Community Services, Oxfordshire Mind, Response and Restore. The partnerships enables organisations to work much more closely with each other and with people who have mental health problems to make it easier for people to get the best possible support when they need it.

To find out more about the Oxfordshire Recovery College, visit oxfordshirerecoverycollege.org.uk