Best Practice Award Winners – June 2017

We’re delighted to announce our Story Massage Centre of Excellence and Best Practice Award Winners for June 2017. How wonderful to have such a selection of winners using Story Massage in so many different ways in the home, school and wider community. Many congratulations.

Centre of Excellence Award

The Early Focus Project and St James Primary School in Dublin.  The school has 9 members of staff trained in Story Massage and has just been recognised as the top Primary School in Ireland for promoting and supporting Mental Health.

Best Practice Awards

Vikki German, Play and Activities Coordinator at Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice in London.

Tracy Greenwood – Specialist Teaching Assistant, responsible for sensory needs, at Wood Bank Special in Halifax.

Natasha Hamlet – Owner of Mini Me Jamboree in Leeds – running sensory story sessions for parents and children.

Karen Horner – Specialist Autistic Practitioner at a nurture unit in a school in Northumberland. Karen is also a Relax Kids Coach.

Sue Ip – Massage Therapist at Linden Lodge School in London. The school is for visually impaired pupils and those with PMLD.

Melanie Kelly – Complementary Therapist from Ireland specialising in working with babies and children. Melanie also uses Story Massage with children with autism in schools.

Louise Molineux – Senior Day Service Officer working with adults with complex needs at a day service run by Staffordshire County Council.

Nikki Millward – Day Service Assistant, working alongside Louise at a day service for adults with complex needs in South Staffordshire.

Jennifer Monteith – Teacher at Thorntree Primary School in Glasgow. Jennifer uses Story Massage with nurture groups and runs a Story Massage Club.

Barbara Moore – Massage Therapist working with children with sensory impairments and complex health needs in Cambridgeshire. Barbara also works with families and carers.

Kath Routledge – a Relax Kids Coach who also uses Story Massage on a regular basis with Rainbow and Brownies, and her own children at home.

Would you like to enter our Best Practice Awards?

The closing date for our next entries is 1st December 2017. You can enter your organisation as a Story Massage Centre of Excellence. Or nominate yourself or someone you know for a Story Massage Best Practice Award. All the information is here: Story Massage Best Practice Awards. 


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