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West Be Well team wins at 2023 HSE Staff Recognition Awards

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West Be Well team wins at 2023 HSE Staff Recognition Awards

By 16th June 2023No Comments

The West Be Well team is celebrating following a major milestone in its track record to date, having been recognised for its work at the 2023 HSE Staff Recognition Awards yesterday, Thursday, June 15.

The project team had been nominated under the Innovation and Integration in Service Delivery category and was declared the out right winner of that section.

The awards were established to recognise staff and excellence in health and social care services and the accolade awarded to the West Be Well project affords formal acknowledgement of it as an exemplary initiative geared at improving health and social care services.

The West Be Well Group was set up in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon in September 2020.

Its membership includes:

  • HSE Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention
  • HSE Communications Officer
  • CYPSC Coordinator, Tusla
  • Mindspace Mayo Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • West Be Well Communications Coordinator

The team collaborates with Connecting for Life, CYPSC and Healthy Ireland partners to realise the following key aims:

  • Provide timely, safe, evidence-based mental health messages, including national mental health campaigns, at local level in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon;
  • Promote mental health supports and services by HSE or other state funded services working in the area of mental health and suicide prevention;
  • Promote mental health and suicide prevention education and training programmes and events.

This work is being supported by the HSE Head of Mental Health Services, Community Healthcare West. Funding is being provided through CYPSC, Healthy Ireland, the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention and HSE Community Healthcare West.

Commenting on the HSE Staff Recognition Award win, Mary O’Sullivan, West Be Well remarked: ‘We’re delighted we were selected as winners of our category. It’s a great boost for us all and a
wonderful acknowledgment of our work and that of everyone we have collaborated with over the last three years. Our team plans to continue to work in partnership with others using creative ways to promote important mental health messages throughout Galway, Mayo and Roscommon’.

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