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Walter Southall is Shortlisted for a
Our Project Manager, Walter Southall, was nominated and shortlisted for the Royal College of Psychiatrists Carer Contributor of the Year Award, in November, and as a result attended a glittering ceremony at The Royal Society of Medicine in Central London.
Wally, who was nominated by Pauline King (PALS Manager at Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust), has been a dedicated Carer for his Wife, Joan, for nearly 40 years and was nominated for both this and his tireless work as the Project Manager, of STAMP Revisited providing advocacy for Mental Health Service Users.
The Awards, now in their fifth year, aim to recognise and celebrate excellence in Psychiatry and Mental Health Services. The Carer Contributor of the Year award is to recognise the significant contribution carers make in developing and improving Mental Health Services. Nominees demonstrated they had met at least two of the following criteria:
On his return from London, Walter said:
‘I was delighted to be nominated for this Award. This is a National Award and the Royal College of Psychiatrists President, Professor Sue Bailey, stated that there had been a record number of nominations this year and the quality of nominations were extremely high. So to be nominated by Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust was, indeed, an honour for me. Then to be shortlisted to a final four from all those nominations was yet again a real honour.
I would like to thank the Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust for nominating me, my Wife Joan, Jo Turnbull the Chair of TEWV Trust, Dr Land and Pauline King, PALS & PPI Manager for supporting me on the day.
We had a fabulous day and although I didn’t win, there were no losers there on that day. I was privileged to be among so many inspirational people. It was a day I will never forget’.