source: West Midlands Combined Authority
published: November 2017
The WMCA is proud to announce the first ever Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards.
In January 2017, the WMCA’s Mental Health Commission published the Thrive West Midlands action plan on mental health, aiming to reduce the impact of poor mental health across the region and ensure that mental health services work well for everyone.
The Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards will mark the first year of the Thrive West Midlands programme by celebrating the groundbreaking work being done across the region to improve mental health and wellbeing.
As part of the awards, we are asking you to nominate your Mental Health Stars – the people who have made a significant contribution to improving mental health and wellbeing in your area. We will be giving out a Mental Health Star award to one person from each local area in the WMCA.
You can nominate anyone for a Mental Health Star award – a friend or relative, carer or colleague, a mental health nurse or social worker. We want to celebrate the amazing people across the West Midlands who are making a real difference in mental health, whether it’s the friend that helped you through a difficult period, the GP who always takes the time to talk, or the volunteer who gives up their evenings to provide support to vulnerable people in their community.