We are proud to report that Mark Teasdale, a client of MHM’s Breathing Space service (run with Orbit Housing Association), was nominated for an award in May 2017 for his hard work and determination in his personal recovery journey, and received his award at a ceremony in August.
The award ceremony is held each year and is in memory of the late Brian Griffiths, a former Orbit Board member and Chartered Institute of Housing President, who dedicated his life to helping others. The award gives Orbit an opportunity to support their customers to further develop their aspiration, inspiration and achievements.
Trudy O’Brien, Practice Lead for the service, accompanied Mark to the award ceremony in August, and said: “It was an honour and a privilege to be invited by Mark to accompany him to this award ceremony. We were welcomed by Orbit’s Paul Richards , and each award winner’s personal journeys were narrated to the guests.”
After being presented with his award, which included a prize of £500 towards buying a laptop to help progress his personal goals, Mark said “being recognised and winning this award has given me the motivation and determination to continue on my road to recovery.”
The afternoon was rounded off by a very delicious afternoon tea, and all the winners were highly commended for their achievements by everyone attending. It was fantastic to see the hard work and personal journeys of everyone be recognised in such a way.
Mark is pictured below with his award, accompanied by very proud Practice Lead Trudy!