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Specialist Learning Disability Nurse Hollie Lewis-Warrilow has been awarded a Community Nursing Cavell Star in recognition of her commitment and dedication to the children, young people and families that she supports.

Hollie works in MPFT's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service’s (CAMHS) Intensive Support Team in South Staffordshire, which supports young people in the community as an alternative to hospital admission by offering intensive interventions at home.

The Cavell Star Award is an inspiring national awards programme, bestowed by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, to nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants who shine bright and show exceptional care to one of three groups of people: their colleagues, their patients or their patient’s families.

Angela Payne, Professional Lead for Mental Health Nursing in MPFT’s Children & Families Care Group, nominated Hollie for the award. Angela said: “It’s fantastic that Hollie has been presented with this award and that her work has been recognised. I nominated Hollie for her commitment, caring and compassion for all the young people she works with.

“Hollie has an ability to make the extra miles she goes to, to engage and support young people and their families, look natural. The young person is the focus of all Hollie offers in supporting and meeting their needs. She is a fantastic advocate where the voice of the young person always shines through. Hollie embodies the essence of nursing, which can sometimes be difficult to define in words alone.”

Hollie said: “I feel very proud and humbled to have received a Cavell Star Award. It was a complete shock but it means so much. I am passionate about children and young people’s mental health and recognise how important it is that they receive the right support, at the right time, by the right people and that services are inclusive and creative to meet the needs of all young people. As a nurse, I always ensure that this is reflected within my practice and the support I provide to young people.

“I really do love my job, no day is the same and I feel extremely lucky to have supported so many incredible young people. I am also very grateful for the opportunity it provides me to make a positive difference to the lives of the young people and families I work with. I am part of a fantastic team and I strongly value the support and encouragement that we offer to each other.”

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