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Jason Pegler wins National Award after 10 years of mental health publishing, available for interview
Jason Pegler wins National Award after 10 years of mental health publishing
Mental Health Hero Award Winners Announced
Mental health organisation www.mentalhealthy.co.uk has recognised the fantastic achievements of some of the country’s finest heroes, who selflessly and tirelessly look to improve the lives of others.
Created by Mental Healthy founder Charlotte Fantelli, the Mental Health Hero awards celebrate the incredible achievements of people making a real difference in the lives of those with mental illness.
Categories include ‘Community Hero’, ‘Professional Hero’, ‘Business Hero’ and ‘Creative Hero’ and amongst the winners are some incredible local, national and even global organisations and individuals.
As well as winners, Charlotte Fantelli and the other judges felt the need to compile a list of “highly commended” individuals and organisations to further recognise the amazing work that’s being done in the UK and around the globe.
Judges of the awards include some big names in the world of mental health including Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, Marjorie Wallace, CBE, founder and chief executive of SANE and Kath Lovell founder of Emergence.
The business awards, which recognise the achievements of businesses who champion mental health, are judged by Andy Bell, Deputy CEO of The Centre for Mental Health and Mental Healthy’s very own co-founder and entrepreneur of the year Simon Dolan.
Charlotte Fantelli said “The humbling work individuals and organisations are doing across the globe takes my breath away. Every single Mental Healthy Hero Award winner has done something extraordinary in an area that is not glitzy or glamorous and that takes great strength and human kindness, not only the winners but every candidate is a hero that deserves recognition.”
For information on the awards, visit: www.mentalhealthy.co.uk/
Notes to editors:
Full Winners’ list can be found here: http://www.mentalhealthy.co.uk/
Mental Illness directly affects one in four people. www.mentalhealthy.co.uk has over 2000 pages of free mental health information, guides, features, experts, news and community in one place. From anxiety and depression guides, fitness and food, through real-life and blogs, to the heavier psychological breakthroughs, research and news – updated daily.
About SANE – Established in 1986, the national charity SANE works to raise mental health awareness; combat stigma and increase understanding, provide emotional support and information and initiate research into causes, treatments and experiences of mental illness www.sane.org.uk
About the Mental Health Foundation -The Mental Health Foundation is a UK-wide charity that carries out research, campaigns for better mental health services, and works to raise awareness of all mental health issues to help us all lead mentally healthier lives. Registered Charity Nos: (England & Wales) 801130: (Scotland) SC 039714.
The Centre for Mental Health - Centre for Mental Health aims to help to create a society in which people with mental health problems enjoy equal chances in life to those without. We focus on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy. www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk
Emergence is a CIC, service user led organisation supporting all people affected by personality disorder (PD) including service users, carers, family and friends and professionals. Our vision at Emergence is to make a life changing difference for everyone affected by PD through support, advice and education. Emergence campaigns to challenge the stigma associated with PD, particularly through creative expression, and provide training/consultancy services to organisations dealing with the challenges of PD. www.emergenceplus.org.uk
PICTURES – Ruby Wax ©Fantelli Imprint Ltd, can be used in the context of this press release. Stephen Fry ©Kathy Hutchins has been purchased under license by Fantelli Imprint Ltd, if you are going to use it please notify us on the email below and we can update our license for your use. Larger images available on request.
Contact – For comment/interview please contact Charlotte Fantelli
Mental Healthy is owned by Fantelli Imprint Ltd, High Trees, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 4AY
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