Awards Criteria and submission questions

For the 2022 programme there are four award themes:

Wellbeing: share how you have used your skills as a therapist to bring comfort, health or relaxation to your community. We want to hear how your innovation and creativity have enabled you to continue to support your clients’ needs despite many barriers and restrictions.

Palliative care: looking for examples of how therapies improved quality of life, sleep and pain management for those receiving palliative and end of life care. We are looking for outstanding examples of how therapists have made a difference to people and their families during the pandemic.

Mental health: highlighting the work of practitioners working with people with mental health problems; tell us how you have continued to help those suffering from anxiety, mild depression, loneliness, burn-out or work-related stress.

Pain management: sharing how people have been helped with improving pain perception and pain management, perhaps where orthodox medicine has run its course.

Make an entry submission now at chamberdunn.awardsplatform.com

 

The awards in detail

  1. The award for wellbeing

Have you used your skills as a therapist to bring comfort, health or relaxation to your community? Have you relieved anxiety to help people cope with their course of treatment or rehabilitation? Have you have helped people living with long term health challenges? We would like you to tell us about your achievements any of these areas. We want to hear how your innovation and creativity have enabled you to continue to support your clients’ needs despite many barriers and restrictions.

The judges’ will be looking for evidence of

  • Clearly thought-out project plan or service initiative
  • Use of evidence, patient stories and case studies
  • Outcomes beneficial to patients or clients
  • Novel or creative methods adopted to continue your practice.

In your entry, you will be asked to:

  • Describe your work or project (50 words)
  • Tell us more about your aims and objectives and any evidence that shaped your plans (200 words)
  • Tell us how you overcame barriers in novel and creative ways (100 words)
  • Describe the benefits for your patients or clients (100 words)
  • Share the key messages for others wanting to do something similar (100 words).

 

  1. The award for palliative care

This category aims to highlight work showing how complementary therapies can improve quality of life, sleep and pain management in those receiving palliative and end of life care, when conventional medicine is often no longer appropriate. The judges will be looking for outstanding examples of how complementary therapy has made a difference to people and their families with:

  • Clearly thought-out project plan or service initiative
  • Background research and use of evidence, patient stories and case studies
  • Partnership working
  • Outcomes beneficial to patients or clients
  • Relevance and transferability to other settings or services.

In your entry, you will be asked to

  • Describe your work or project (50 words)
  • Tell us more about the background, your aims and objectives and any evidence that shaped your plans (200 words)
  • Tell us about how you worked with others, for example NHS, local government or charity colleagues or in multidisciplinary teams (100 words)
  • Describe the benefits for your patients or clients (100 words)
  • Share the key messages for others wanting to do something similar (100 words).

 

  1. The award for mental health

Are you working with people with mental health problems using your skills in complementary therapy? Tell us about how you are helping, for example, those suffering from dementia, anxiety, mild depression, loneliness, burn-out or work-related stress.

The judges’ will be looking for evidence of

  • Clearly thought-out project plan or service initiative
  • Background research and use of evidence, patient stories and case studies
  • Partnership working
  • Outcomes beneficial to patients or clients
  • Relevance and transferability to other settings or services.

In your entry, you will be asked to

  • Describe your work or project (50 words)
  • Tell us more about the background, your aims and objectives and any evidence that shaped your plans (200 words)
  • Tell us about how you worked with others, for example NHS, local government or charity colleagues (100 words)
  • Describe the benefits for your patients or clients (100 words)
  • Share the key messages for others wanting to do something similar (100 words).

 

  1. The award for pain management

Have you a case study of how you have helped with improving pain perception and pain management, perhaps where orthodox medicine has run its course? This could include soft tissue injuries, arthritis, migraines, non-specific lower back pain, or any condition that conventional medicine struggles to treat satisfactorily.

 

The judges’ will be looking for evidence of

  • Clearly thought-out project plan or service initiative
  • Background research and use of evidence, patient stories and case studies
  • Partnership working
  • Outcomes beneficial to patients or clients
  • Relevance and transferability to other settings or services.

In your entry, you will be asked to

  • Describe your work or project (50 words)
  • Tell us more about the background, your aims and objectives and any evidence that shaped your plans (200 words)
  • Tell us about how you worked with others, for example NHS, local government or charity colleagues (100 words)
  • Describe the benefits for your patients or clients (100 words)
  • Share the key messages for others wanting to do something similar (100 words).

 

  1. Overall winner – complementary therapist or team of the year.

The overall winner is chosen by the judges from among the category winners and cannot be entered directly.

 

Make an entry submission now at chamberdunn.awardsplatform.com