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