Mental Healthy Award Winners

2011 - 2012 Mental Health Hero Winners

The calibre of the nominations have been superb and it has been a pleasure to help showcase just a few of the incredible mental health ambassadors who are all heroes. 

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

Community hero - Individual

Kay Quinn – Touched by Suicide (24h helpline ROI)

Community hero - Organisation

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Community hero - Extraordinary carer

Bethany Pearson

Professional hero - Research and Academic

Dr Glenn Roberts - Recovery Devon

Professional hero - Therapist

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

Professional hero - Mental Health organisation

Sue Lussenden - Raise Mental Health Ltd

Business hero - Heroic SME

Gossip School - Body image education

Business hero - Corporate

Sainsbury's - Customer services Birmingham 

Creative hero - Writer (inc. blogs)

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

Creative hero - Amateur

Gareth Stubbs & Jeroen Coenen – egoinvenio

Creative hero - Professional

In this category we have joint winners:

Jason Pegler - Chipmunka (publishing)

Kayla Kavanagh - Singer/songwriter/activist

Creative hero - Group

Cooltan Arts

Creative hero - Celebrity

Ruby Wax and Judith Owen - (Losing It tour and forums)


Highly Commended

As well as our overall winners, we believe there to be some outstanding achievements that cannot go overlooked, so we decided to give a ‘Highly commended’ badge of honour to these fantastic individuals and organisations:

Olagola - facebook group and community

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

Katya O'Neil - Campaigner for youth mental health 

Nicola Mason – The Purple Ladies (fundraiser)

Red FM Radio - Mind Your Mates Campaign

Tony McLaren - Breathing Space

To Write Love on Her Arms

Jake Lyron -

Trevor Preston – Changex (DVD/CD exchange)

Fiona Art - FionaArtStigma (blog)

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