Health & Wellbeing Awards: Public Mental Health & Wellbeing

The Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.

This award's focus is the prevention of mental illness and promotion of mental health across the life course.


The finalists for the Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award 2019 are:

Stem4 - 'Calm Harm' and 'Clear Fear'

With 1 in 12 young people self-harming and 1 in 8 presenting with an anxiety condition, the mental health of children and young people is a national concern. stem4 provides early intervention for 12-19 year olds, via clinically safe apps, which are free, accessible, co-collaboratively created, nationally and internationally.

Body and Soul - Yana (You are not alone)

You Are Not Alone supports people aged 16-29 living in London who are at high risk of suicide. The programme comprises a 20-week group skills Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) course alongside other therapeutic and practical interventions and assistance that can continue beyond 20 weeks. 

Pause Southwark - Pause Southwark

Pause Southwark supports women experiencing removal of children from their care, to take a pause in pregnancy, and heal. Pause Southwark works practically and therapeutically with women facing complex physical, mental and social problems arising in a context of trauma, who may evince trauma-like responses to services associated with the removal of their children. 


Award criteria

Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:

  • A clear understanding of public mental health and wellbeing and the parity of esteem addressing both physical health and mental health
  • A population approach to promoting mental health, preventing mental illness or suicide, or improving the lives of people with a mental illness
  • The appropriate use of measures to evaluate mental health and wellbeing impact​

Category winners have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists are considered for two special commendations given by Public Health England (PHE).

The winners are announced at the annual RSPH Awards ceremony.​​



The Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award is supported by GambleAware.

Previous winners​

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