We have been recognised for work to support people to maintain mental health recovery


We have been recognised for our work to support mental health recovery and we have been selected as finalists in this year’s International Technology Enabled Care (ITEC) Awards.

What have we been doing to support mental health recovery?

We’ve worked with Brain in Hand and Community Links to develop the use of an app based resource for people with mental health problems. The work highlights the beneficial support the app brings in recovery and supporting people to maintain their mental health and improve their coping skills.

When are the ITEC Awards?

Run by the TEC Services Association (TSA), the ITEC Awards are to be held at the prestigious Gala Dinner at this year’s International Technology Enabled Care conference on the evening of the 15 October 2019 at the ICC Birmingham.

Cllr Musarrat Khan, Cabinet member for Health and Social Care said:

“Our nomination as a finalist in the ITEC Awards is great news and recognises the joint working between Kirklees Council, our voluntary sector partners Community Links and Brain in Hand in developing the app for people experiencing mental health problems. It supports people to develop their own strategies and coping skills to manage their health and in turn increases confidence in their own abilities, improves their independence and reduces the need for health and social care services. I would like to wish the best of luck to our team at the awards event.”

TSA Chief Executive, Alyson Scurfield comments:

“It’s a great achievement to be shortlisted from the large number of submissions we received for these significant and exciting awards.

The ITEC Awards are designed to celebrate the very best the TEC industry has to offer. It will act as a hallmark of quality for both those shortlisted and the winners and I’d like to wish Kirklees Council the best of luck when the winners are announced on 15th October.”

What do the ITEC Awards showcase?

The ITEC (International Technology Enabled Care) Awards showcase exceptional work in Technology Enabled Care and are designed to recognise excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement within the sector.

The Awards have been judged by a panel of industry experts consisting of:

  • Professor George Crooks OBE, CEO, Digital Health & Care Institute
  • Alan Davies, Director of Digital Health / Chair of the Digital Expert Group, Innovation Agency
  • Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA
  • Madeleiane Starr MBE, Director of Business Development & Innovation, Carers UK
  • Professor Jonathan Wallace, Professor of Innovation, University of Ulster

More information

For more information relating to the ITEC Awards or the ITEC Conference 2019 please visit http://itecconf.org.uk/

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