Mental health team in Rugby recognised for excellent service

An organisation which supports some of Rugby’s most vulnerable residents with their mental health has been recognised for their excellent service after local MP Mark Pawsey nominated them for the NHS Parliamentary Awards.

The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy, based at the Caludon Centre in Coventry, works with people from Coventry and Warwickshire to improve their mental health. The Academy puts on courses which help people develop new skills, improve their confidence and learn how to deal with mental health concerns. They also work with a number of partner organisations through the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to bring people together – a key feature of helping people improve their mental health.

Although they did not win the NHS Parliamentary Awards, Stacy Cooper and her team were still recognised in the Excellence in Mental Health category and Mark presented Stacy with a certificate to recognise her work in this vital field.

Speaking after meeting with Stacy Cooper and the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy, Mark commented:

“Stacy and everyone at the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy do great work helping people improve their mental health, which is why I was delighted to nominate her for the Excellence in Mental Health Parliamentary NHS Award. When I met with Stacy to learn more about the work which they do, I was really interested to hear about how much of their work is bringing people together at the early stages.”

Mark continued:

“Providing the facilities and resources to help people at an early stage is a key part of improving mental health, which is what makes the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy such a worthwhile cause. Helping people to open up and discuss their concerns with others, whilst doing interesting activities, is a really innovative way to get people to overcome mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, and Stacy and the team at the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy do great work making this happen.”