Karl Wilson posted an update in the group ACMHS 1 year, 7 months ago
Since its establishment in 1989, ACMHS have developed relevant partnerships and steadfastly provided culturally sensitive and appropriate services to African and African Caribbean people, carers and families who directly or indirectly suffer mental health problems.
In 1996, ACMHS received an award in recognition for services to the community, from the Moss Side and Hulme Youth Challenge.
In 1998, ACMHS was invited to the membership of the Independent Reference Group (IRG) initiated by Paul Boateng, the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, to address re-provision and improvements to mental health services.
ACMHS achieved the Community Legal Services Quality Mark (CLS) in “General Help with Casework” enabling the organization to give advice to a nationally recognized standard.
In February 2000, ACMHS negotiated with Trafford General Hospital, short-term secondments of its ward staff and social workers to raise cultural awareness amongst staff, exchange good practice and strengthen partnerships.
In March 2000, the partnership of Trafford South Asian Mental Health Project, Trafford Social Services Department, Health Authority and ACMHS delivered a successful conference entitled “Ifeoma Dekh Baal” held at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford.
ACMHS received a “Highly Commended” award in the Whitbread Volunteer Action Award 2000, in recognition of outstanding service to the community.
In February 2001, ACMHS was awarded a “Community Health Impact Award” of £25,000 from Glaxo SmithKline for excellence in community health work.
In November 2004, ACMHS was the recipient of an award for “Valuing the Voluntary Contribution” given to an organization that made a positive and successful contribution in developing and valuing the skills, experience and talents of local people.
In November 2008, the Director was the recipient of an award for Citizen of the Year organized by Hope and Optimism.
In August 2009, ACMHS achieved the Investors in People (Kite mark).
In October 2013 ACMHS was the recipient of an award for Charity of the Year by The Nubian Times.