The 2007 CSIP Positive Practice Awards aim to celebrate excellence in health and social care.

The awards began life five years ago as the National Institute for Mental Health in England Positive Practice Awards and had just six categories recognising quality in mental health services.

Today the awards have been extended to include entrants from health and social care projects. This year there were 12 categories and we received a total of 627 entries online from projects all over the country.

This month we are featuring a selection of the winning projects.

If you would like to find out more about the awards, visit www.csip.org.uk. For a copy of this year's Positive Practice Awards brochure, which describes all the winning and highly commended projects with their contact details, send your details to Elizabeth.Irwin@csip.org.uk.