After submission entries are short-listed for eligibility prior to being sent to the judging panel.

Each of the judges will go through the entries for each category, they allocate scores out of ten for each of the following criteria based on their experience:

  • Evidence of going above and beyond the expectations for their type of work;
  • Evidence of innovation whilst also ensuring safety of those involved;
  • Evidence of sustained impact over at least 2 consecutive years.

Judges then submit their scores into the central scoring system, which allows the top three entries to be identified.

Judges then meet in March to discuss the top three entries in each category and decide on the winner.

Winners are announced at the annual Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards Ceremony.