Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards

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 ground breaking 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.

Look around you – who is your Mental Health Star?

The awards ceremony will take place on 31st January 2018 at The Hawthorns (West Bromwich Albion Football Club). This will be a gala evening event with food, entertainment and music. On the night we will also be giving out a special Mental Health Superstar award for the Mental Health Star award winner who has truly gone above and beyond to improve mental health and wellbeing in the West Midlands.

Nominations for the awards will close at 9am, Monday 18th December 2017.

To nominate your Mental Health Star, fill out the form below!

Part 1 – Your Details
Part 2 – Details of the person you are nominating
Part 3 – Reasons for nomination (up to 250 words)


When you submit this nomination, you agree to the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) recording your details, and the details of your nominee, on our secure database. This information will be kept securely by the WMCA and will not be passed on to any other organisations. This information will be deleted once the awards process has ended. Your nominee’s details will only be used to contact them about the Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards 2018. Nominees will receive an email confirming that they have been nominated for a Mental Health Star Award and will be given the option to opt out of consideration.

If you have any questions about the Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards, please email