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

Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017

The Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017 has now closed and this year's finalists will be announced shortly.

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).

The winners will be announced at the RSPH Awards 2017 ceremony which will take place on Thursday 19 October at the East Wintergarden in London.

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 more.

Find out more about previous winners.