Design in Mental Health Awards 2022: The winners

Find out who picked up the trophies in this year's competition

The team behind Rowan View picked up four awards on the night
The team behind Rowan View picked up four awards on the night

The products, people, and places that are making the biggest impact on the delivery of efficient and effective mental health services were put under the spotlight at the Design in Mental Health Awards ceremony.

Held during the Design in Mental Health annual exhibition and conference in Coventry recently, 12 awards were presented.

Rowan View, a new state-of-the-art medium-secure hospital in Liverpool, picked up four trophies on the night.

Elaine Darbyshire, Mersey Care’s executive director for estates, communications, and governance, said. “Merseyside is famous throughout the world for being the birthplace of The Beatles, so it’s fitting we have another ‘Fab Four’ of trophies to shout about.

“Rowan View Hospital’s achievements are even more impressive because it was built and became fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The full list of winners is as follows:


Clinical Team of the Year

Winner: Rowan View (IBI Group)


Research and Education

Winner: Mental health, design, and wellbeing: A co-design workshop

Highly commended: Fitrah Designs


Service User Engagement

Winner: Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust  – New Park House Development (Gilling Dod Architects)

Highly commended: I know what I think, I just have never been asked


Project of the Year – Refurbishment

Winner: Wesham Rehabilitation Centre (Frank Whittle Partnership)

Highly commended: Ramsbottom Ward – older adult ward refurbishment


Project of the New – New Build UK

Winner: Red Kite View (Gilling Dod Architects)

Highly commended: Rowan View (IBI Group)


Project of the Year – New Build International

Winner: Skejby Psychiatric Centre (Arkitema)

Highly commended: Acute mental health unit, Sligo, Ireland (Wejchert Architects)


Art Installation of Year

Winner: Rowan View (IBI Group)


Concept Product Innovation of the Year

Winner: Safehinge Primera  –  older people’s door with full-door ligature alarm

Highly commended: Balco-Global – soft dispenser


Low-Cost- High Impact

Winner: Ollifullness CIC

Highly commended: Balco-Global – The SoftDoor


Product Innovation of the Year

Winner: Pineapple Contracts – Seal seating

Highly commended: Balco-Global – The SoftDoor


Outside Space of the Year

Winner: Rowan View (IBI Group)

Highly commended: Pears Maudsley Centre (IBI Group)


Estates and Facilities Team of the Year

Winner: Rowan View

Highly commended: North Manchester General Hospital

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