Turning Point mental health worker shortlisted for BBC All in the Mind Award

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Amy Wollny, Project Worker at Turning Point’s mental health service DHP, has been shortlisted for a BBC All in the Mind Award following her nomination by service user ‘John’.

DHP is a specialist service supporting men with personality disorders and a history of offending. The team at DHP work with people leaving more secure settings to develop the skills they need to live independently in the community.

Following the news that Amy had been shortlisted for an award, John said: ‘I feel it is time for her hard work and dedication to be recognised. Without Amy I am sure that my journey to independent living would not have been so smooth.’

Amy, who will find out if she is successful on 27th June, said: ‘I am delighted to have been shortlisted for the award, but more importantly, it is great that we are recognising the benefits of support for people affected by mental health issues. The All in the Mind Awards are another step towards breaking down the stigma of mental health.’

The candidates will be judged by author Matt Haig, Kevan Jones MP, Marion Janner, founder of Star Wards, clinical psychologist Linda Blair and Claudia Hammond. A ceremony will be held at the Wellcome Collection in London on 27th June 2016 to announce the winner.