The Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.
Its focus is the prevention of mental illness and promotion of mental health across the life course.
Mind and Body is an early intervention programme that supports young people involved in or deemed vulnerable to self-harming behaviours.
Mind and Body is currently delivered across Kent, Cornwall and Lancashire and helps participants to talk openly about mental health; reducing stigma and helping them develop more positive coping strategies.
Since 1994, Mosaic Clubhouse has helped people affected by mental illness to increase their engagement and participation in the local communities in the London Borough of Lambeth.
This initiative supports people living with a mental illness to have a productive and satisfying quality of life.
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps people manage their health and wellbeing through recommending helpful reading.
The books can be recommended by a health professional or users can self-refer, and titles are available to borrow for free from public libraries in England.
Category winners will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists will be considered for two special commendations to be given by Public Health England (PHE).
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
Project: Livewell Arts Festival
The focus of the Livewell Arts Festival was to promote and celebrate creativity and mental health and wellbeing in and around Plymouth. Its events were held in a variety of local settings, including community centres, parks, cafés, care centres and mental health facilities, and targeted vulnerable populations...read more.
Find out more about previous winners.