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Trust stalwarts, Catherine Pelley and Dr Susan Crocker recognised in Honours

Catherine Pelley was at Windsor Castle last week to receive her MBE from HRH The Princess Royal. 
Catherine, who was awarded the MBE in last year's Birthday Honours was following on from Dr Susan Crocker who recieved her MBE in the 2021 New Year's honours.

Image of Catherine Pelley MBE Catherine has over 35 years NHS experience including care of older people, health visiting, working as part of a neighbourhood nursing team and working with families affected by drug and alcohol issues. Catherine has also been awarded the honour of becoming a Queen’s Nurse and is a recipient of the Cavell Star Award. Catherine said "It is a great honour to be awarded an MBE in recognition of my work as a nurse and nurse leader over the years. I thank my present and past colleagues for the help and support they have given me.
"This is particularly true of the past two years which has seen so many difficult and unprecedented challenges." 
Susan Crocker has been involved in the development of the Community CAMHS services for 20 years growing from a small psychology team at the Donald Winnicott Centre to a full MDT service at Hackney Ark. Susan leads the service with Ruth Kossoff and under their stewardship The City and Hackney service has become cited as one of the best performing in the country; see below Image of Dr Susan Crocker MBE

City and Hackney Child and Mental Health Service cited as one of the best in the country

We are delighted to see that the Children's Commissioner for England has just released a report into Children's mental health and provision across England. City and Hackney is ranked 6th best performer in the country (based on 20/21 data), and the only CAMHS service in London!  Community CMAHS Homerton works in partnership with ELFT, Education, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector as a CAMHS Alliance.  Of note, one of the factors used in this report to grade CCGs  is   :  Children not accessing treatment “ being turned away “   .Our Early Intervention offer in First Steps combined with CAMHS Disability mean we have no lower threshold and no wrong door.   Community CAMHS Homerton are deeply proud of this  offer to both disabled and non-disabled children  embedded within the City and Hackney Communities to prevent escalation of mental health, following the THRIVE model of care. Briefing on Children's Mental Health Services 2020/2021.


Susan Crocker, Ruth Kossoff - joint heads of CAMHS