Teams behind Cornwall's community and mental health services have been shortlisted for what is described as "the health industry's Oscars."

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is up for four Health Service Journal Value Awards across three categories.

The trust has been shortlisted twice for the ‘Workforce Efficiency Award’. It has also been shortlisted for the ‘Communication Initiative Award’ for addressing mental health stigma in the community and the ‘Mental Health Services Award’ for its work with clinical associate psychologists and transforming child and adolescent mental health services in Cornish secondary schools.

Dr Barbara Vann, chair of the trust, said: “I am so pleased that the trust has been recognised for such innovative work. Many people within the trust have been working hard for a long time to achieve this step change in our provision.

"The work with children and young people, linking with schools and developing school-based Integrated Health Centres, shows our passion for addressing issues early and strengthening the prevention agenda. It represents too our wish to be open and work with the people of Cornwall and patients in a transparent way.”

Chief executive Phil Confue said to be recognised nationally was a "testament to the hard work of our dedicated staff.”

Teams will find out if they have been successful in winning an award at a ceremony in May at Manchester Central.