Mental health organisation www.mentalhealthy.co.uk and national charities SANE, The Mental Health Foundation, The centre for Mental Health and Emergence, have announced Men Get Eating Disorders Too as the winner in the Mental Health Hero Awards as ‘Heroic Community Organisation.’
Created by Mental Healthy founder Charlotte Fantelli, the Mental Health Hero awards celebrate the incredible achievements of those heroes 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.
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.
Charlotte Fantelli of Mental Healthy 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.”
Sam Thomas, Founder and Project Leader of MGEDT, comments: “We are extremely proud to have won this award and is our first major award as an charity. This award is a credit to the Trustees and volunteers that we could not operate without.”
Nick Watts, Trustee, adds: “The award is brilliant news for the organisation, it just goes to show there is a real need for the campaigning the organisation is doing to raise the profile of male eating disorders in the wider community, as well as the outreach and online support we offer to sufferers and carers.”
Neil Holmes, Chairman, concludes: “We are really pleased to receive this award which is an important recognition of the work the charity is leading on.”
For information on the awards, visit: www.mentalhealthy.co.uk/mental-health-awards