Mental Health Awards


The mental health hero awards 2011 - 2012 are now closed. Please see our Winners Here.

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Welcome to the first ever 'Mental Health Hero' Awards. has joined forces with some of the biggest names in mental health to recognise the unsung heros who make better the lives of others.

Who we are

Click on an image to find out more about the people behind the awards.

The categories

Our categories have been designed to include heroes from all walks of life, individuals, professionals, businesses and charities, we believe in honouring anyone who is a hero in the mental health world. Please click on an individual category to find out more about each award category and sub category.


The 'Community Hero' award in association with SANE recognises individuals who do not make a living in mental health, but have contributed in some way, for example this could be a book, a website, a support group or an extraordinary carer. Individuals and/or organisations whose primary income is not in this field are eligible to apply.

The 'Professional Hero' award in association with the Mental Health Foundation recognises the heroes that work in the field of mental health, this could be counselling, research, social care or teaching. If you earn a living in the field you are eligible to apply.



The ‘Business Hero’ award in association with The Centre for Mental Health looks at the achievements of employers. Employee mental health is slowly becoming a priority for many businesses as they recognise the importance of their employees’ mental wellbeing. This award recognises the achievements of businesses that look after the mental health of their staff. Businesses big and small are eligible to enter.

The ‘Creative Hero’ award in association with Emergence is our final category that recognises creative achievements of those in the field of mental health. For example this could be YouTube stars, artists, writers, poets, actors or musicians. The sub categories professional and amateur recognise creatives who have made a difference, raised awareness or helped others in a special way.