LGBT Mental health advocacy service recognised

Besi Besemar June 15, 2016

An advocacy service establish by Healthwatch Brighton & Hove and MindOut, the LGBTQ mental health charity has been recognised in the national Healthwatch awards.

Brighton and Hove Healthwatch
Photo left to right, David Lily, CEO Healthwatch Brighton and Hove, Fran McCabe, Chair Healthwatch Brighton and Hove and Dr Roland Marden, Evidence and Insight Manager Healthwatch Brighton and Hove

The service was highly commended in two categories, Collaboration and the Equality & Inclusion.

Chair Fran McCabe, CEO David Lily and Evidence and Insight Manager Dr Roland Marden were on hand at the awards dinner to receive the certificates.

Commenting on the awards, David Liley said: “We are delighted that Healthwatch Brighton and Hove has been Highly Commended in two categories at the Healthwatch England National Awards Ceremony. The two national awards were picked out for special commendation from 120 nominated projects.

“The first award was for Healthwatch Brighton and Hove’s work with the Trans community alongside local LGBTQ mental health charity MindOut. The second was awarded for our close collaboration with the Care Quality Commission¬†driving better quality into local health and care services.

“None of this would have been possible without our fantastic volunteers and dedicated staff team and the many organisation who collaborate and support our work. Many thanks these awards are for you and all your fine work.‚ÄĚ

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is funded by the Department of Health, commissioned through Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC). The organisation is independent of the NHS and BHCC and has transitioned from Brighton and Hove Local Involvement Network (LINk).

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove has legal rights to enter and view publicly funded health and adult social care settings and to be responded to within 20 days by the provider of health and adult social care services.

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