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Janey Antoniou was a dear friend of Rethink Mental Illness and an inspirational colleague. During her 15 year career in mental health she worked tirelessly to improve the care of people living with mental health problems. Throughout all her achievements she lived with debilitating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.
The winner of this award is Joy Hibbins, a tireless and inspirational campaigner. Joy is the Founder and CEO of the charity Suicide Crisis and the driving force behind achieving the charity’s nation-wide recognition. Alongside this she campaigns by contributing to parliamentary groups and enquiries; media work; and authoring two books.
Two finalists were also announced for the 2018 award: Jake Mills and Liz Atkin.
Learn more about previous winners of the Janey Antoniou award.