27 November 2014
Prestigious award for Jackie
Jackie Edwards, dance movement
psychotherapist at Callington Road Hospital, has won a prestigious
award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Jackie was announced as Carer Contributor of the Year 2014 at
the RCPsych Awards 2014 on 6 November. Dr Dheeraj Rai, Dr Alan
Kellas and Dr Peter Carpenter nominated Jackie for the
The judges said, "Jackie Edwards was chosen, from a very strong
field of entrants, because she is an exemplary champion for
individuals with autism and learning disabilities and their family
carers. Always approachable and fair, she has provided
endless support and information for other carers."
Columnist and presenter Libby Purves, who hosted the awards,
said the event was "inspiring".
Massive congratulations to Jackie, who is pictured with Libby