The head of mental health services in Leeds has urged people to support the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards.
This year a new category will specifically recognise staff working in the field.
Through the mental health worker of the year award, we hope to highlight excellent care and good practice among mental health experts.
And Chris Butler, chief executive of Leeds and York Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, said the awards were an “great way” to honour health workers.
“The Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards are a great way to recognise the contribution NHS and other professionals make by recognising those who go above and beyond the call of duty,” he said.
“This year I am particularly pleased at the addition of the category of ‘mental health worker of the year’.
“As chief executive of an NHS trust providing mental health services, I am in the privileged position of meeting colleagues who go beyond the call of duty to provide the best possible care each and every day.
“I would like to encourage everyone who has experienced excellent care from a health worker to nominate them for a Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Award.”
In advance of World Mental Health Day next Friday, readers are being asked to support this new category by naming their top mental health worker.
There’s also still time to nominate in the other categories – for doctor, nurse, midwife, dentist and pharmacist.
And we’re looking for emergency response workers, carers, teams and unsung heroes.
This year’s awards have been sponsored by West Yorkshire firm Sovereign Health Care.