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How to Win an Advancing Healthcare Award for Arts Therapy

21 November 2016

Success not guaranteed of course, but there are ways of impressing the judges that get you off to a flying start...

The Guardian Award for innovation in mental health services aims to find and showcase AHPs throughout the UK, working in the NHS, local government, the independent or third sectors, who have devised unusual or creative ways of working with people who have mental health problems. They are particularly keen to recognise the work of art, music and dramatherapists.

This year the Advancing Healthcare Awards are asking for shorter entries so every word needs to pack a punch. Start early with a rough draft and edit it down so that every word counts.

Use phrases like `just one example of this is...' or `this is best illustrated by...' to give the impression that there's loads more where that comes from.

New this year is our request for a 50 word summary. Those are vital words so spend time polishing them up so that every word gleams.

Remember to give your entry a memorable title: not too obscure ('Multifaceted team project') or too obvious ('Welsh dietitians'). The title travels all the way through the judging and beyond so make it the best you can.

You have until 13 January to submit your entry but don't leave it till the last minute. Have a chat to colleagues, look at the categories and get writing.

For more tips go to our website here. And of course give us a call if you get stuck and need some advice.
The closing date is 17.00 on Friday 13 January 2017.

The date of the awards lunch is Friday 31 March 2017 at a central London venue.

Advancing Healthcare Awards looks forward to receiving your entry. Good luck!

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