Health & Wellbeing Awards: Public Mental Health & Wellbeing

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.

Shortlist 2018 

Mind (the National Association for Mental Health) - Get Set to Go

Get Set to Go was delivered with support from Sport England and the National Lottery to help people with mental health problems benefit from being physically active. The programme supported participants in specially designed physical activity projects, delivered in eight communities across England. Participants received group and one-to-one peer support online and offline.

MumsAid CIC - MumsAid 

MumsAid is a charity founded to address the gaps in psychological support for women during and after pregnancy. Operating in Greenwich, it supports mothers (including teen mums) who are experiencing perinatal mental health problems like postnatal depression, and provides training to raise awareness and combat the stigma surrounding mothers’ mental health difficulties.

Rugby League Cares - Offload

Offload is a mental fitness programme that harnesses the power of rugby league to improve the mental fitness of men of all ages across deprived communities who are at risk of, or suffering from, low level mental health challenges.



Supporter 2018

This year the Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award is supported by GambleAware.

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.​​

Previous winners

Find out more

For more information about the Health & Wellbeing Awards and the entry process, please see our Frequently asked questions. Alternatively, please email us.