The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers
Admin & Clerical
Individual or Team Nomination?
In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:
- Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
- Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
- Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
- High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
- A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Nominee's story :
Bob empowers young people like me by championing meaningful co production and amplifying youth voice to senior leadership. Bob tries to avoid ‘faux production’ where other professionals are using tokenistic means. Bob has created a family within the Think4Brum co production steering group. Think4Brum is a group of young people with lived experience of mental illness. Bob facilitated a conversation between me and the CEO of the trust. In this conversation I talked about systemic change that needed to happen in the mental health system. The CEO later found £3 million to renovate the psychiatric unit I used to be in. this would not have happened without Bob enabling me. where he has created community cohesion among young people with autism and mental health lived experience.
Through Bob’s (Robert) work, he and many other young people have impacted the community of youth mental health across the service. Bob put’s faith and belief into each young person who joins Think4Brum and provides any opportunity he feels fits to them. Bob equips each young person he meets with further knowledge, confidence, self belief and motivation to make positive change, and I speak for everyone when I say that he has helped me grow into a change maker and in the process, together we have impacted the community on huge levels. From the creation of training programmes and wellbeing passports, the feedback from these creations has been phenomenal, and none of it would have been possible without the leadership and motivation from Bob.
I am autistic and often became suicidal when having meltdowns. Bob saved my life by calming me down and de escalating me. He did this after I took a 50 tablet paracetmol overdose.He cares so deeply about the young people beyond the co production, going above and beyond the scope of his role to ensure us young people are ok and functioning, so that we are able to make change in the world around us.
He is not a clinical member of the trust but the empathy he has regardless, is beyond words.