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Youngsters’ website in line for health ‘Oscar’
3:00pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
A GROUNDBREAKING website made by young people from St Helens who suffer from mental health problems has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal Awards 2013.
Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of healthcare, the awards celebrate innovation and development in a variety of fields of healthcare.
The young people from across the borough have designed and created the ‘Who Am I?’ campaign, which will run as part of a national initiative.
The interactive website will be accompanied by a cinema advertisement that aims to support young people who feel unsupported as they deal with mental health issues.
Simon Barber, chief executive of 5 Borough NHS Partnership, said: “More than 2,000 people have visited our site so far, which is a welcoming online community for teenagers, aged 13 to 19, and their families.
“It signposts them to sources of mental health support, which have been vetted and endorsed by our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) professionals.
“We’re extremely proud of all the young people involved in making this website and – fingers crossed – we win.”
The winners of the Health Service Journal Awards 2013 will be revealed on Tuesday, November 19.
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