The judging panel of the 2023 Kent Mental Wellbeing Awards discuss the event

Judging panel meet to launch Kent awards event

The judging panel for the Kent Mental Wellbeing Awards formally launched the event this week and urged the public to submit nominations.

The annual event aims to showcase the people, organisations and initiatives that help us cope with life.

The event’s three themes are: mental health; wellbeing; kindness and compassion. Whether it is in your school, business, community or family, so many of us have been lucky to have people and organisations with ideas, tips and tactics to help us cope – it is time to celebrate those mental health and wellbeing champions in our community and share this best practice.

The awards are staged by the mental health charity Mind in Bexley and East Kent in collaboration with a range of wellbeing and mental health organisations.

Nominations can be linked to a simple act of kindness that lifted the spirits, a business that has improved staff wellbeing, through to a targeted initiative delivered by a charity or statutory organisation to support a mental health issue.

The event is supported by Kent County Council, Kent Community Foundation, ADM Computing, National Grid GrainLNG, Medway Council, Independent Music Productions, Cactus Graphics, Blé Couture Cakes and Ashford International Hotel.

Nominations are accepted from the Kent, Medway, Bexley and Bromley areas and can be submitted until noon on 1 September by visitng the website Follow news about the awards by following @KentMWAwards on Facebook or Twitter.