WINNER: Codesigning CAPSA: Addressing Mental Health Inequalities with Black Communities: Black Thrive Global

CAPSA is a Black-led peer support and advocacy service co-designed by Black people with lived experience of mental health services and developed in partnership with Black Thrive Lambeth and the Living Well Network Alliance. The service centres on the racialised experiences of the people they support to improve their access to services, experience and outcomes. It works intersectionally and systemically to raise awareness of service users’ and carers’ experiences of anti-Black racism and to work with the Living Well Alliance to address racism and other forms of oppression faced by service users and staff. Judges said: “This winning project is a perfect example of peer support with co-production at its best, done for the benefit of the communities. The value of the partnership is clear, promoting a non-medical approach.”

Highly commended:

  • Working in Partnership to Support VCSEs to Access NHS Funding: Compass Wellbeing CIC and East London FT


  • Future-Proofing NHS Audiology: Chime Social Enterprise
  • Tackling Cholesterol Together: HEART UK - The Cholesterol Charity, NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative and the AHSN Network
  • Teaming Up For Health: Hull FC Rugby Community Sports and Education Foundation, Hull Health and Care Partnership and Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust
  • Covid Medicine Delivery Units: Local Care Direct With NHS Partners Across West Yorkshire
  • Future Selph Wakefield - Otherwise Known As The 16-25 Mental Health Project: Nova Wakefield, Conexus Healthcare, Wakefield Health and Care Partnership, St George’s Lupset, The Youth Association, Rycroft Leisure, Smash, Youth Empowerment Project, Humanity 1st and Gasped
  • High Intensity Use Of Services: Sefton Council for Voluntary Service, Cheshire and Meseyside ICB and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust
  • Building Stronger Communities: WHG in Partnership with the Black Country ICB and Walsall Together

HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 winners revealed