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.

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

Enter the Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017

The Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017 are now open. To enter, you first need to request your application pack which contains the application form and guidelines.


Entering will provide your team and organisation with the chance to gain formal recognition for their contribution to public health.

Category winners will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while finalists will also be considered for two special commendations to be given by Public Health England (PHE). The deadline for applications is Friday 28 April.

2016 winner

Livewell Southwest

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.