Twental Health Awards for the best in mental health tweeting

13 Jan

TWOM logo batshit crazy smileyThis morning, I was very pleased to learn that I’d won not just one but two Twental Health Awards for the best in mental health tweeting from the World of Mentalists blog. Woo hoo!

The lovely Twitter people had voted for me to win both the Patient Experience tweeter and Subversive tweeter categories. The last time I won two prizes at the same time was at school … which was some time ago! It certainly brought a smile to my face on a crisp sunny winter morning.

I tweet abTwo trophiesout patient experience a lot. I’m very interested in seeing improvements in psychiatric inpatient care –  so that staff love their jobs, the environment is therapeutic and patients recover. Based on my own experience, there’s still some way to go (to say the least).

But I also know that there is excellent mental health inpatient care out there, as well as people who really care about making improvements, and that gives me hope. What an honour that tweeps think my ramblings on patient experience are worthwhile.Subversive

The award for Subersive mental health tweeter left me pleased of course … but a tiny bit puzzled. I’m not quite sure what “subversive tweeter” means, but it sounds pretty cool! Especially for someone who can be quite timid and conservative. Looking at the dictionary definition, amongst other things a subversive is someone who intends to overthrow or undermine the establishment. It seems a lot to live up to!

The best thing about the Twental Health Awards is they contain a whole list of interesting tweeps to check out. They’ve won the hearts and minds (or at least the votes) of mental health tweeps, so they’re well worth a look.

You can see the full list of winners and runners up here, but here are my top 12:

  • Patient experience runner up @PatientOpinion
  • Campaigning winner @Rethink_ and runner up @TimeToChange
  • Informative winner @MarkOneinFour and runner up @MentalHealthCop
  • Helpful winner @VictoriaBetton
  • Nursing winner @nurse_w_glasses
  • Social work winner @Ermintrude2 and runner up @444BlackCat
  • Occupational Therapy winner @ClaireOT
  • Academic joint winners @Neuro_Skeptic and @MentalElf

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up, as well as the nominees. The awards have certainly given me some interesting and informative new tweeps to follow and I hope they do the same for you.

I can also recommend the World of Mentalists blog. As the website says:

“The World of Mentalists is a e-zine of news, commentary and blog digests in the arena of mental health. Our blog digests are known as This Week in Mentalists (TWIM) […] TWIM is a weekly digest of selected writings from blogs across the Madosphere, our affectionate name for the mental health blogosphere. […] A group of volunteer authors take it in turns to write the digests, which enables a wide base of mental health blogs to be reviewed. We cover blogs from professionals and patients alike.”

Well worth reading.

Finally, thank you to the World of Mentalists co-editior Zarathustra (@thus_spake_z) for organising the Twental Health Awards, and to all the lovely tweeps who voted for me.

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Update smallIn January 2014, I was bowled over to win the following awards in the 2013 World of Mentalists Twental Health Awards:

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Twental Health Awards winner 2013

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