Cassandra wins Pioneers of Care Award

inspirational students award

Mental Health Nursing student Cassandra Moseley has won the ‘Inspirational Student Nurse of the year award'

One of our BSc Mental Health Nursing students, Cassandra Moseley, has won the ‘Inspirational Student Nurse of the year award, presented in London, last month. The Pioneers of Care awards were established  in 2012 by Welch Allyn to recognise and reward nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty, and through their pioneering efforts have improved patient care.

Cassandra, pictured above second right has set up a peer support group to help students with mental health problems as well as leading a student campaigning and welfare group to represent the mental health needs of 33,000 students. 
This has involved overseeing successful campaigns including "The Elephant in the Room" which has been replicated at universities nationally. Cassandra (Cassie) has also set up informative events and workshops, coordinating volunteers to go to schools to talk to young people about mental  health.

Pioneers of Care judge, Dr. Helen Griffiths, said, “The mental health charity Mind estimates that around one in four people will experience mental health problems in the UK each year. It is clear that Cassandra has tackled this complicated issue head on at university and really deserves recognition for 

Cassandra said, “I'm really pleased to have won the inspirational student nurse award, I've worked tirelessly over the last three years for student mental health and I've had an amazing and passionate team behind me at Mind Matters and Leeds University Union. I have developed in confidence and as a person so much and will take with me the networking, leadership and communication skills throughout my career, and I will always be looking for new projects and campaigns to run which will benefit my service users and fellow NHS staff.”

Visit the Britain’s Nurses website  to read more about Cassandra.