Mental health scheme highly commended at national awards

A Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) programme for older people has been highly commended for a national mental health award.

A group from CACT and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust attended the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards on Thursday 12 October at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool, where the Up & At ‘Em programme was recognised.

CACT delivers the project, which is for over 65s, on behalf of Oxleas.

Established last year, activities include weekly sports, leisure, arts and culture-based events and boat and theatre trips.

There were more than 40 nominations for the award, with Up & At ‘Em one of four shortlisted. CACT was the only football community trust to have been shortlisted for any award.

Carl Krauhaus, CACT’s Head of Early Help & Prevention, said:

“We’re delighted to have been highly commended at the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards.

“This recognises the vital work CACT and Oxleas do to support our clients and gives us the opportunity to share this positive project with others.”

Carl attended the ceremony with Chief Executive Jason Morgan MBE, Mental Health Officer Terry Peart and Jennine Butler, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust’s Senior Support Worker.

The award was won by Langworth Ward Innovation Project: the Personalised, Sensory Toolkit/Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which CACT sends its congratulations to.

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