Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa

9th October 2024

The Mental Health
& Wellbeing Wales Awards

Rewarding & Recognising individuals and
companies who go above and beyond
to put the wellbeing of others first.

This year’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Wales Awards and Conference will be held on 9th October 2024 at Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa.

It’s free to nominate and it’s your opportunity to help celebrate these amazing people.

Applications for nominations will be opening on the 1st March 2024.

Finalists will be announced 12th August 2024.

Applications close 20th July 2024

This year’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Awards will be held on 11th October 2024 at the The Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference.

They are free to enter and it is your opportunity to nominate and help celebrate these amazing people.

Applications are now open!

Finalists will be announced 2nd September 2024.

Finalists Announced on 12th August 2024

Applications and nominations for the 2024 Mental Health & Wellbeing Wales Awards will be opening on the 1st March 2024.

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Awards is organised and run by The Ajuda Foundation, a registered not-for-profit organisation that promotes the positive Mental Health & Wellbeing of individuals, community groups and organisations, across Wales.

We have a board of directors, along with some great judges and an inspirational panel in place ready to select our deserving winners.

We will be celebrating the work, interventions and success of individuals and organisations throughout Wales in support of World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2024.

We invite you to join us for an action-packed, educational and emotional day of inspirational talks from individuals and community organisations.

You will also have the chance to support and celebrate our 10 deserving award winners, who will be announced during the conference.

Interested? Get in contact today

Workplace Wellbeing Award

SPONSOR: act.

This award will go to a business that goes above and beyond to look after their employees' mental health and provide a good accessible support service which has the wellbeing of their staff at its core. The business will be able to demonstrate a dedication to improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

 

Best Mental Health Support Service

SPONSOR: Sponsorship Available

This award will go to a mental health support service that has shown and provided exceptional help to individuals through their daily actions as an organisation. This category would be suitable for helplines and help centres, support services, community hubs, charities and more.  

 

Inspiring Individual Award

SPONSOR: Sponsorship Available

This award is for an individual that has dedicated their lives to improving mental health and wellbeing in Wales and further afield. This individual will have shown and demonstrated through their actions a high level of dedication to mental health and wellbeing and will be considered by others to be a positive role model who has improved or enriched the lives of others.

 

Outstanding Impact in Education

SPONSOR: Kinbee

This award will go to an educator that has made a positive impact by creating an initiative or programme dedicated to improving mental wellbeing of their educational environment. The education setting or educator will have taken steps to break down barriers to discussing mental health openly and create an environment where pupils are encouraged and feel comfortable to talk about their mental health. Suitable for schools, colleges, universities, teachers and any person in the education sector.

 

Inspirational Charitable Organisation

SPONSOR: Phillips Wellbeing

 

This award will go to a charity or social enterprise that has shown dedication and innovation, exemplified best practices, and delivered sustainable and beneficial mental health and wellbeing solutions to the communities and individuals they support. Any charity or social enterprise that supports and provides services within Wales will be welcome to apply.

 

Inspiring Young Person

SPONSOR: Really Pro

This award will go to a young person below the age of 24 who has broken down barriers and overcome a major challenge in their lives, and is now using their experience to help others tackle their mental illness. This young person may also have dedicated their time to improving the lives of others through charitable or volunteer work.

 

Best Wellbeing Product

SPONSOR: C.A.L.L. Helpline 

This award will go to a product that significantly improves the wellbeing of its users or clients. Websites, directories, apps, products and support services that have been designed to boost mental health and wellbeing would be welcome to apply here.

 

Best Wellbeing Service

SPONSOR:  Sponsorship Available

This award will go to a service that significantly improves the wellbeing of its users or clients. Websites, directories, apps, products and support services that have been designed to boost mental health and wellbeing would be welcome to apply here.

 

Impact in the Community

SPONSOR: Sponsorship Available

Impact in the Community recognises those who have made a difference in the lives of their community members. The award honours services that have gone above and beyond to enhance the overall wellbeing of others. We invite submissions from websites, directories, apps, products and support services that have been purposefully crafted to promote and uplift mental health & wellbeing within their local community. This accolade celebrates the outstanding contributions that bring positive change to the places we call home.

Volunteer of the Year

SPONSOR: Rookwood Sound

This award will be presented to an individual who has given their time, energy and committment to help promote and assist with improving mental health services, organisations and projects that have had a positive impact throughout Wales.

 

The Trudy Williams Award - Special Recognition

Trudy Williams played a fundamental part in creating and organising The Mental Health Awards, Conference, Hub & Expo. She was always passionate about raising awareness around mental health and more importantly, loved helping people improve their personal health & wellbeing.

This award will be presented to an individual who has given their time, energy and committment who has gone over and above to help people improve their mental illness.

Inspirational Leader Award

SPONSOR: Effective HRM

 

This award is for an outstanding leader that has dedicated themselves to the improvement of mental health and wellbeing services in Wales. This leader will have demonstrated a high level of commitment and dedication to mental health and wellbeing and will be considered as a visionary to improve the lives of others within their organisation.