RehabCare in Shannon recently highly commended in the Rehab Group Innovation Awards 2014 at an award ceremony in Dublin for its ‘What’s Good For Your Head?’ project.
This project won the award in the ‘Health and Social Care Innovation’ category and was selected as a highly commended out of 64 innovative projects, which had been submitted from across the organisation.
‘What’s Good For Your Head?’ was set up to promote positive mental health in the community. Eight people with experience of mental health difficulties worked with a quality and planning co-ordinator in RehabCare to develop a project and booklet on positive mental health and wellbeing.
The project examined what mental health is, looked at ways to recognise mental health difficulty and also provided some self-management practices. The booklet contains all of this information as well providing information on local support services.
Jessica Curtis, Community Services Manager from RehabCare said, “The Rehab Group Innovation Awards reward examples of best practice, improvement and creativity in Rehab Group across all divisions and are designed to encourage employees and people who use the services to develop new ideas and projects. It’s great that our project has been recognised out of so many innovative projects across the organisation. Everyone in the centre works really hard to ensure that this project is successful and that it makes a difference to peoples’ lives.”