2012 Award Shortlist

2011 - 2012 Mental Health Hero Shortlist

Thank you so much to all who have taken part in these awards. With special thanks to our charity partners SANE, The Mental Health Foundation, The Centre for Mental Health, and Emergence.

Winners Now Announced

Community hero - Individual

Geof Lynn - Campaigner, carer, and for his work with Recovery Devon

Jay Jensen - BPDRecovery.com

Katya O'Neil - Campaigner for youth mental health 

Andrew Gerard Werlein - Spokesperson

Nicola Mason – The Purple Ladies (fundraiser)

Kay Quinn – Touched by Suicide (helpline)

Amanda Hitchcock – advocate and volunteer

Kathryn Livingstone – First person plural (Dissociative disorder charity)

Community hero - Organisation

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Postpartum Progress



The Personalisation Forum Group

Kerri Jones - No secrets

Community hero - Extraordinary carer

Bethany Pearson

Nigel Pease

Professional hero - Research and Academic

Dr Tim Cantopher - area of depression

Leland Heller - area of BPD

Dr Glenn Roberts - Recovery Devon

Professional hero - Therapist

Bernadette Maloney - Community Health and Counseling Services

Dr Amanda Caine - Department of Psychology(Rochdale), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust 

Roxana Rudzik-Shaw - RRS Counselling Services

Trevor Lyalle - PALS Reading

Professional hero - Mental Health organisation

Dorothea Sekhonyana - The Tuke Centre

Dr Heather Straughan - Recovery In-Sight Social Enterprise

Sue Lussenden - Raise Mental Health Ltd

Tony McLaren - Breathing Space

Polly Wright - Hearth Centre

Business hero - Heroic SME

Red FM Radio - Mind Your Mates Campaign

Gossip School - Body image education

Raw TV - For campaign series Battlefront

Glamorgan Blended Learning (Mark Beech)

Business hero - Corporate

Richard Branson - Virgin group (For keeping up mental health funding when taking over Northern Rock)

Sainsbury's - Customer services Birmingham (Nominated by lady who suffers panic attacks who has had great experience with Sainsbury's and the support they have given her in enabling them to shop with them)

Lloyds TSB - £2.5m funding to mental health causes

Legal and General - Supporting mental health campaigns, especially the SANE 'Black Dog' campaign.

Routlege Mental Health - publisher

Creative hero - Writer (inc. blogs)

Matthew Johnstone – ‘I had a black dog’ (book) 

Jason Tune - Stigma Worse Than Psychosis (book + youtube video + campaigner)

Pandora – Serial Insomniac (blog)

Zoe Smith - MentalPoliticalParent (blog)

Fiona Art - FionaArtStigma (blog)

Creative hero - Amateur

Gareth Stubbs & Jeroen Coenen - egoinvenio

Judith Farrar – Cuckoo’s nest theatre company 

Trevor Preston – Changex (DVD/CD exchange)

Helen Natasha Perry – A helping hand living with depression (facebook group)

Creative hero - Professional

Jason Pegler - Chipmunka (publishing)

Kayla Kavanagh - Singer/songwriter/activist

Jake Lyron - theshrinkfromplanetzob.com

Katie Elliott - Meet Me in Winter Project

Creative hero - Group

Band Back Together (group blog)

A helping hand living with depression (facebook group)

To Write Love on Her Amrs

Cooltan Arts

Creative hero - Celebrity

Tulisa Contostavlos

Stephen Fry

Ruby Wax and Judith Owen 

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