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Winner: Kate Kubacki, step two team lead for Healthy Minds Bury
Kate has a magnificent impact on everyone.
A true leader, she takes a collaborative approach, gets to know each colleague, and offers unconditional support and encouragement. Her unfailing confidence makes the team feel valued and motivated.
Her clinical work is also inspirational, she achieves all this with good grace and humour. She’s a credit to
Gary Kershaw, operations manager for the Tameside child and adolescent mental health support team
Gary is a natural leader, establishing rapport between colleagues and other services.
He’s gifted with many empowering traits, which are felt across the team. He supports everyone to be the best version of themselves by promoting self-belief, encouraging development and making them feel valued.
He wants to provide a gold standard service and gets the job done with a smile and sprinkle of humour.
Nicola Innes, team manager for the Bury early intervention team
Nicola is an amazing role model. She leads by example, possessing maturity and leadership skills beyond her years. She has an open door and is patient, kind and fair.
She inspires others with her hard work, knowledge, skills, attitude, and modesty.
She strives to achieve high standards, while ensuring her team enjoys coming to work. Through her leadership,
the service’s national quality rating has improved.
Cheralyn Bratley, team manager for the Cheralyn Bratley, team manager for the child and adolescent home treatment team
Cheralyn always goes the extra mile for patients and colleagues. She genuinely cares about everyone.
She’s extremely supportive; leading by example with her enthusiasm, ingenuity, compassion, and fairness. She has an unwavering determination to ensure the highest standards of patient care.
She recognises every individual’s contribution and sees their strengths and positive attributes; encouraging them to shine.