The South of England Mental Health Collaborative, of which the West of England AHSN is a member, has scored a hat trick at the recent Training Journal Awards.

Now in their 12th year, the Awards recognise the ingenuity, creativity, passion and hard work of learning and development professionals from around the world. The winners were announced at The Brewery in London earlier this month, hosted by TV presenter and motivational speaker, Sally Gunnell OBE. The venue was buzzing with excitement and anticipation as 500 sponsors, guests and finalists gathered to celebrate best practice in learning and development and to recognise the very best in the field.​

The South of England Mental Health Collaborative were overall winners of both best public sector programme and best operational programme, as well as receiving a bronze award for best training partnership.

The judges commented:

“This impressive learning collaboration, a partnership across a large number of independent NHS trusts, drove real improvements affecting the health and wellbeing of patients in a challenging culture. They had excellent approaches to cross-organisational learning that led to really valuable, measurable results.”


“The South of England Mental Health Collaborative recognised the biggest priorities in their entire organisation and, using empowering ways to get the right results and using lean and collaborative means, they achieved their desired results. This should be an example to the profession, both in terms of focus and employee-centred solutions.”

Find out more about the work of the South of England Mental Health Collaborative at and see all the winners at this year’s Training Journal Awards here.

Posted on December 18, 2017

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