Lyndsay Khan wins mental health nurse of the year for work with veterans

Mental health nurse and Team Manager for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Lyndsay Khan, has won the Mental Health Nurse of the Year award at the national British Journal of Nursing Awards, which celebrate excellence in nursing and patient care.

Lyndsay has been a mental health nurse for over 20 years, serving 14 years in Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service before joining Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Since joining the Trust, Lyndsay has consistently delivered a high level of care to veterans and their families, acting with a compassion borne out of her own experience as a veteran transitioning back into the community.

She has led on several important projects, raising awareness of mental health issues in the armed forces community, to ensure that veterans experiencing mental ill-health access vital support.

Lyndsay has also contributed to charitable work which supports the armed forces community, including a sponsored ‘March in March’ event in Lincoln which she organised earlier this year.

Lyndsay was delighted to find she had won and said: “It feels unbelievable but utterly amazing to have won this award. Having been a mental health nurse for over 20 years, to get such recognition for doing a job I love is just fantastic.”