Top award for mental health issue volunteer

Corinna Davies
Corinna Davies

A NHS 24 employee from Bearsden has been recognised for her dedication and commitment at an NHS 24 awards ceremony.

Corinna Davies, who works as communications and marketing coordinator for Breathing Space, was one of five members of staff from NHS 24’s Cardonald HQ presented with an award after being nominated by her colleagues.

The 34-year-old won the NHS 24 Volunteer Award in recognition of the work she carries out to raise awareness of Breathing Space and mental health issues across Scotland.

She was described by her colleagues as “someone who quietly goes about her work and spends a significant amount of her spare time supporting causes related to the service.”

Corinna said: “I really enjoy my work as I am able to meet people and get involved in lots of different events. Getting this award was a nice surprise.”

The awards were presented by NHS 24 chief executive John Turner.

He said: “NHS 24’s annual achievement awards recognise the positive difference that individuals within the organisation make towards providing an excellent service to patients and the public.”

Breathing Space is a phoneline for people with low mood or depression. It marks 10 years as a national service in November 2014. As well as the recent awards ceremony at Cardonald, NHS 24 is also holding similar events at its centres in South Queensferry, Clydebank and Aberdeen.