CoolTan Arts innovation award

London arts in mental health organisation CoolTan Arts has won an ‘Innovation Award’ for its Mental Health Wellbeing Advisers Project. Created by the South London Membership Council, the Innovation, Diffusion and Excellence in Healthcare Education and Training awards were created to celebrate innovation and educational excellence. The winning CoolTan Arts project, which has been awarded £50,000, aims to develop Mental Wellbeing Advisers that will enable people to actively participate in their own recovery. The advisers will visit GP surgeries, community settings, the workplace and educational settings by looking for referral and self-referrals. They will then put together an action plan with the person that supports their wellbeing and resilience. This innovative psychosocial approach will include debt advice and help in the workplace for people who do not need drugs or counselling.