Actor and campaigner Michael Sheen has been recognised by RSPH for his work in advancing the cause of public health in the UK.

The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Championing the Public’s Health Award 2017 was announced at the RSPH Awards 2017, the UK’s premier national health and wellbeing awards event, held at the East Wintergarden in London on Thursday 19 October.

Michael Sheen received the Award in recognition of his work to engage and empower deprived communities, especially in his native south Wales, to tackle social determinants and address health inequalities.