New from the Network: "Open Secret winner in GSK IMPACT Awards"

Open Secret, a community based organisation who provide confidential support to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by childhood abuse or trauma, is a winner at the GSK IMPACT Awards for 2014.

The GSK IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund and now in their seventeenth year, are seen as a mark of achievement in the healthcare charity sector.

Katie Pinnock, Head of UK Charitable Giving at GSK said: ‘Open Secret is successfully tackling some challenging health issues, which people are often afraid to speak about. Its work in prisons is particularly innovative, working with prison staff as well as survivors, and has helped deliver some real outcomes such as improved family relationships and a reduction in self harm. They put the service user at the heart of their work and it shows in their achievements. They are a worthy winner.’

A judging panel of health and charity experts chose the winners. A donation of £30,000 is given to each winner, along with two places on a unique training and development programme and an invitation to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Development Network with its programme of free meetings and events.

Open Secret is the only Scottish winner and joins a list of other community organisations is taking the award. An overall winner being announced at the GSK IMPACT Awards Ceremony on 15th May.

You can find more about Open Secret here. And more about the awards here

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