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Deadline looms for mental health West Midlands Star Awards

Sarah Mason 21st Jan, 2022

THE DEADLINE is looming for the mental health heroes at this year’s West Midlands Star Awards.

The awards, organised by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), celebrate those who are making a real difference in the mental health and wellbeing of others and in their community.

Nominations are invited from across the WMCA region by January 23 at 23.59pm.

Anyone can suggest an individual or organisation that they feel are making a positive impact in the lives of others.

This could be a friend, relative or work colleague, a carer, GP or health professional, or someone representing a company or volunteer group.

Councillor Izzi Seccombe, leader of Warwickshire County Council and portfolio lead for wellbeing at WMCA, said: “These awards provide a wonderful opportunity to recognise the fantastic work that people have been doing with groups and individuals in our communities across the West Midlands region, to improve mental health and wellbeing at a time that has been so tough for so many.

“I would urge anyone that knows of a local mental health ‘hero’ to nominate them so we can say “thank you” for all they have done.”

All nominees will be invited to an online awards ceremony on March 23, the anniversary of the first lockdown in England.

This year’s awards are linked to the WMCA’s Mental Health Commission, whose showcase examples of good practice in mental health.

For more or to nominate visit www.wmca.org.uk/starwards.

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