The FHT is delighted to announce the winners for its prestigious 2018 FHT Excellence Awards, which showcase how professional therapy practitioners and trainers are making a difference to those living and working in their local community.
Complementary Therapist of the Year
Winner: Jane Sheehan
For developing a new delivery model for a complementary therapy service within an NHS palliative care unit.
Highly Commended: Kelly De Souza, Marc Johnson, Julie McCullough
Finalists: Robert Sylvester Coleman, Julie Crossman, Jackie Grimley, Nicolle Mitchell
Sports Therapist of the Year
Winner: Nefeli Tsiouti
For her work in helping to improve health and reduce injuries in dancers, professional artists and other movers.
Finalists: Sheree Phelps, Sophie Vowden
FHT Local Support Group Coordinator or the Year
Winner: Alison Brown
For sharing the content of her group meetings via a number of online platforms for therapists unable to attend in person.
Finalist: Kim Newman-Clark
FHT Student of the Year
Winner: Brian Jauncey
For his inspirational story of retraining as a complementary therapist following his first-hand experience of using therapies for a back injury.
Finalist: Teresa Elliott
FHT Tutor of the Year
Winner: Gwyn Featonby
For her work in developing the first NHS approved therapy training school and a unique NHS Certificate in Complementary Therapies.
Highly Commended: Dawn Morse
Finalists: Maureen Bonner, Sharon Mountford, Jane Sheehan
This year, the FHT Excellence Awards were held at our 2018 FHT Conference, a special one-day event exploring some of the challenges and opportunities for the successful integration of complementary therapies into mainstream care.