Posted on: 25 February 2021

Yesterday (Wednesday 24 February 2021) CNWL hosted the first virtual Goodall Celebration. 

If you missed it, you can watch it back by clicking on this link 

The annual celebration highlights the achievements and contributions of staff in the division, across community, mental health, CAMHS, Eating Disorders, Rehabilitation services.

The event was co-hosted by Graeme Caul, Goodall Division’s Managing Director, Helen Willetts, Goodall Division’s Nursing Director and Director for IPC, and Dr Paul Hopper, Goodall Division’s Medical Director.paul, helen and graeme.jpg

The theme of the event was around Resilience and resolve: Adapting and thriving in challenging times.

The event opened with a summary of Goodall’s achievements and performance, a one minute silence for those lost to Covid-19 and a collection of photos and videos of our staff.

Claire Murdoch, CNWL Chief Executive thanked the division for all their efforts.

Claire said: “You have been extraordinary and worthy of the absolutely incredible work that every single colleague in the Goodall division has put in to fight Covid-19, support our patients, save lives, keep ourselves safe, support our partners, and really just tremendous work.”

Over 300 staff tuned in and listened to reflections over the past year which many agreed has been challenging and tough due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Photos.jpg

Graeme said: “It’s been a difficult time for everyone, but you’ve been amazing. We want to have a look out how we start our journey to recovery and supporting each other, and think about our resilience moving forward.”

Throughout the half day event, two key note speakers addressed our staff.

Paul McGee, aka TheSumoGuy shared his experience and story of being resilience and the importance of looking after your wellbeing.

Goodall celebration 2.jpg“Wellbeing is not nice to do, wellbeing is necessary to do. We’ve got to make sure we support ourselves. One thing I want you to think about is, your choices matter, question how you’re helping each other.”

Anthony Bennett, spoke about his personal journey of being given just a 10% chance of survival having contracted three infections, Strep Pneumonia, Influenza and Staphylococcus.

“I thought if I was just to give up and die, I will never get that opportunity to hear another Eminem album. Then I got to start thinking about the future, all the things I’d miss out on if I just gave up All the places in the world I haven’t been to yet, all the people I haven’t met; I love meeting new people, all the food I haven’t tasted, so I told myself just try and give everything you could.”Anthony Bennett.jpg

Anthony was resuscitated 12 times while at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Since undergoing a full recovery, Anthony has become a charity fundraiser by sharing his transformation journey of showing resilience through adversity.

The celebrations closed with an award ceremony to recognise the efforts of all our hard working staff.

We also revealed who won the best poster competition (there was a total of 767 votes!)

The runners up and winners are: 


Runners up


Rising Star Award

  • Carol Jaffier, Dance Movement Physiotherapist, Oak Tree
  • Mamta Bhavnani, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Hillingdon Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service – Mainstream Schools Team


Eilidh McLeod, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Palliative Care Inpatient Team

Above and Beyond Award

  • Siobhan Fletcher, Team Administrator, Westminster Community Independence Team
  • Rosslyn Bender, Music Therapist, Arts Therapies Team

Eloise Ball, Team Leader/ Mental Health Social Worker, Hillingdon and Harrow Rough Sleepers Mental Health Team

Co-Production Award

  • Hillingdon Children’s Integrated Therapy Service (CITS) – Social media project
  • Sonya Lewin, CAMHS Peer Support Worker

Kenton Lodge Rehabilitation Service – QI Falls Prevention project

Innovation Award

  • Natasha Harmondsworth-Blyth, Camden Integrated Discharge Team
  • Lee Revelles, Collingham Inpatient Service

Julie Peris, Infant Feeding Lead, Harrow 0-19

Behind the Scenes Award

  • Sara Wing, Marguerite Cresswell, Cathy Vick - Camden Health Visiting Team
  • CAMHS Out of Hours Nursing Team

Dr Neil Stewart, 

Consultant Psychiatrist, Lavender Walk

Empowering Others Award

  • Emma Philips, Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Hillingdon Children’s Integrated Therapies Service
  • Clare Marels, Physiotherapist Clinical Team Lead, Hillingdon Children’s Integrated Therapies Service

Michele Gardner, K&C Community Independence Service Borough Lead

Best Poster Award


COPD Pulmonary – Empowering patients to stay well and keeping moving through Covid-19


Helen O’Regan, Alistane Serafim, Caitlin Smyth and Kirsty Chestnutt


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We also announced the winners of the Shining Star Director Awards:



Vanessa Odlin, Director for Hillingdon and MH Services

Norma Harrington, Lead Occupational Therapist at Riverside and member of the Community Access Service

Katy Millard, Community Services Director

Sally Lydamore, Camden School Nursing Service Manager

Jackie Shaw, CAMHS&ED Service Director

Sisa Moyo, Deputy Director CAMHS and Eating Disorders

Manpareet Dhaliwal, Associate Director for Finance, Performance and Contracts and Matt Read, Interim Associate Director for Integration and Partnerships

Chloe Vaziri, Senior Business and Transformation Manager