Star of the Year 2020 - shortlist announced!

We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for our Star of the Year Awards 2020. Our judging panel members were overwhelmed by the number of amazing nominations we received for individuals, teams, volunteers and community partners. This, therefore, made it a very difficult job to decide the shortlist, so congratulations to all those who feature. We will also be contacting the below teams and individuals to let them know the good news. 
Shortlisted for each category:
Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: staff award
  • Alhaji Mansaray
  • Kelly Lewis
  • Islington Race and Reflective Group Facilitators
Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: service user/community/carer award
  • Bee Ororo and Julie Harrington – C&I Choir 
  • Bev (Side by Side Network)
Community Partner Award
  • Camden Resilience Network – lead voluntary sector organisations – Mind in Camden & Likewise
  • French Connection UK
  • Catherine Tindam and Ben Ledden of Green City Projects (GCP)
Cultural Pillars Implementation Award
  • Gail Carter
  • Paulette Brown
  • Kelly Lewis
Digital Innovation of the Year
  • iCope Camden and Islington
  • Julia Gillard
Frontline Service Award
  • Sapphire Ward - staff who worked on Sapphire ward in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • David Withall
  • Clozapine Clinic, HMHC
Leader of the Year – keeping teams connected
  • Ayla Dagdeviren
  • Janet Obeney-Williams
  • Julia Gillard
  • Janice Dunn
Lifetime Achievement Award
  • June Spring
  • Chris Manby
  • Maria McKenna
Linda Polan Trophy – service user award
  • Olga Christian
  • Neil Davies
Quality Improvement: Project of the Year resulting in a service improvement
  • Crisis single point of access QI project
  • Clozapine Clinic HMHC
  • Janice Dunn
Staff recognition by a service user award
  • Leon Honeysett
  • Sue Ferrier
  • Joanne Scott
Team of the Year
  • Peer Coaching Choice and Control team
  • Sapphire Ward - staff who worked on Sapphire ward in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Communications team
Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Drivers
  • Restraint Debrief Volunteer Team
  • David Sugar
Wellbeing Champion of the Year
  • Golnar Aref-Adib
  • Beverley Flint
  • Sital Gorasia
The winners will be announced at the virtual award ceremony on Thursday 19 November, 4.30pm-6pm, which all staff, service users, volunteers and community partners are invited to. You will be able to attend the virtual ceremony by clicking on this link just before the event begins.
On the night we will have a special pre-recorded performance from Bee Ororo and Julie Harrington from our C&I Choir and The Silencerz, who have performed at our previous award ceremonies. 
Please remember to follow the latest social distancing guidelines wherever you are watching. If you will be joining the virtual award ceremony, please do let us know during the virtual event by posting your photos on how you’re celebrating on Twitter or Instagram - @CI_NHS. 
If you have any questions about the event, please email 
Once again, congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees!

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