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Peer Support Service Finalist for Royal College of Psychiatrists Award

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We’re delighted to announce that our Peer Support Service was a finalist in the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists Awards, for the category of ‘Psychiatric Team of the Year: Working-age adults’.

The category was created to recognise the pivotal role that psychiatric teams play in improving or innovating psychiatric services and care for working-age adults. The London Nightingale Hospital Mental Health Team was announced as the winner at the ceremony on 11 November.

For our Peer Support Service to be shortlisted for the award is a testament to the hard work and success of our Peer Support Regional Coordinators and volunteers. The service is the only one of its kind in the UK. Run exclusively by veterans with lived experience of complex mental health needs and support from Combat Stress, the service supports veterans into and through treatment, and instills the belief that recovery is possible.

Dave Aitken, Head of Engagement and Social Care at Combat Stress, said: “Being shortlisted for an award from such a prestigious organisation is a great indication of how valuable our Peer Support Service is for the recovery of veterans accessing treatment from Combat Stress.

“Although we were unsuccessful this year, we will continue to develop and innovate our service. Hopefully the team will be recognised with a winning nomination very soon.”