09 May 2016
From bright ideas to shining examples
A film has been made showing how some bright ideas from a
small group of staff has led to some brilliant projects making a
real difference to our service users.
The Bright Ideas Innovation in Mental Health competition was
launched by the Quality Academy last year to find new and exciting
ideas to improve our services.
Staff were invited to pitch for funding from our charitable
funds to support their idea.
33 proposals were submitted to the judging panel, with six going
on to become a reality. A year on and you can now watch a film
about the positive effect these 'bright ideas' are having to the
lives of our service users and carers. These include developing a
sensory library for people with autism and providing Deaf health
information online and more…
Dr Janet Brandling, Research and Evaluation Specialist at AWP's
Quality Academy said "The Bright Ideas projects have been excellent
examples of innovation and collaboration between service users and
staff to promote recovery and hope. The enthusiasm of each team has
been a force to be reckoned with."
To view the film in full click here
To view a short version of the film click
Following this success, a second competition will be launched
later this year.
Emma Adams, Head of Academy said "We're delighted to be running
the Bright Ideas competition for another year. I encourage all
teams to watch the film and get their thinking-hats on around how
they could improve the quality of their services by accessing this
funding. If you have a great idea, then this could be your
opportunity to grow it!"
Further details of this year's competition and how you can get
involved will be announced soon.