Nominate Your 2019 Mental Health Champion
To highlight the importance of dignity to those living with a mental health condition, the World Dignity Project will honour individuals and institutions that are making an outstanding contribution to fight for mental health and well-being for all, with equality of treatment and dignity in experience. Please nominate your Mental Health Champion, so that their contribution can be recognized worldwide.
- Nominations are open from: October 10th, 2019 until February 29th, 2020.
The Awards panel will review each nomination and qualifying individuals and institutions will be listed on the World Dignity Project website for a public vote.
- Public voting will take place from: March 15th, 2020 until May 17th, 2020.
- Please nominate individuals and organizations who are making an outstanding contribution to fight for mental health and well-being for all, with equality of treatment and dignity in experience in one of the following categories:
- Individuals with Lived experience of a mental disorder, families and carers
- Non-governmental organizations and charities
- Institutions (e.g. Healthcare, academic, government)
- The awards will be announced during the Opening Ceremony of the San Diego Conference, Tackling Stigma, Mobilizing Hope: Opening Doors to Quality Mental Healthcare for All, on Thursday June 11th, 2020.
- Winners will be given the opportunity to highlight their work to the conference on Saturday June 13th, 2020 and will receive a certificate. Their names will be published on the World Dignity Project website and social media.
Why This Matters
The majority of people are living to an older age, but this advantage is not shared by people who suffer from mental health disorders. People with mental health conditions and their families continue to be disadvantaged by stigma, economic & social inequality, and unequal access to quality care which offers them dignity in experience. Worldwide, only 2% of the healthcare budget goes to mental health, yet mental health conditions account for one third of total years lost to disability (YLDs), and those with a serious condition die 10-20 years earlier than they should (Source: WHO).
This waste of human happiness and potential must not continue. Don’t be a bystander. Add your voice to the movement of those calling for equality of treatment and dignity in experience by nominating a Champion for those with a mental health disorder, their families and carers.