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Project of the Year 2022

The deadline for all project submissions has now passed. The shortlist will be revealed in mid-August!


Have you got a bright idea?

Following the success of previous winners, such as Safespace, NAViGate and the Joint Response Vehicle, we’re appealing to our community and staff members to submit their NAViGO Project of the Year 2022 ideas.

The winning entry, as voted for by the membership, will have the full support of NAViGO - with a project team being established to spend focused time developing the project.

As always, we are accepting entries from all our staff and members.

Please note that the funding is for one year only, so the proposal should be for a project that will last up to 12 months, or that will become self-funding after this time.

We’re open to all of your ideas, however creative they are, but to help you if you’re struggling for ideas, here are our organisational aims for the next year.

As well as this, any proposals must reflect our commitments to function as an environmentally sustainable organisation.

Our aims include:

  • Delivery of the NAViGO membership strategy refresh ensuring co-production is at the heart of all operational business units
  • A focus on young people engagement 16–25-year-olds across NAViGO services, reducing ‘did not attends’ (DNAs) and increasing engagement in services
  • Refreshing and relaunching NAViGO’s staff induction process ensuring consistency and embedding the ethos of NAViGO across the whole workforce
  • Further developing NAViGO’s wellbeing offer for both staff and service users
  • Development and implementation of NAViGO’s intranet incorporating recruitment, wellbeing opportunities and internal comms
  • Ensuring development and delivery of NAViGO’s carers strategy ensuring support is available for services users and staff that are carers
  • Implementation and growth of NAViGO’s ‘One Front Door’ service, developing a single front door for service users and staff to access training and support
  • Simplifying and streamlining access to services, providing a variety of access routes including web chat, telephone and text
  • Continue to expand the support available for men
  • Children and adolescent mental health, further developing transition pathways, including support to the whole family.

All projects will be assessed via a two-stage application process.

Applications will initially be assessed by the executive team with the shortlisted proposals then presented to senior managers and membership board for final shortlisting and agreement, before being subject to a voting process at this year’s AGM.

Before you submit your project proposal please contact the business development team to discuss your idea. The team can also help you write the proposal.

Email navigo.businesssupport@nhs.net or call (01472) 583023.