Mental health hero awards

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on people to nominate unsung mental health heroes in their local area as part of his campaign to raise awareness of mental health problems.

One in four people will experience a mental health problem this year which is why Mr Clegg is calling for nominations of mental health heroes to celebrate those from every region - from healthcare professionals to next door neighbours - who have gone above and beyond to help, support or inspire people with mental health
conditions.

Mr Clegg said: “I want to celebrate those who have gone that extra mile, whose passion and commitment have helped someone get through their darkest days and helped challenge the taboo around mental health which has existed for far too long.”

The winning nominees will be invited to a ceremony in London on Thursday February 5, which will mark Time to Change’s ‘Time to Talk Day’ to encourage people to speak out about mental health and spread the message that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.

To nominate someone for an award, go to www.gov.uk/DPM and follow the links to the nomination form.