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Trust wins Mental Health Star at the Thrive Awards 2020

Published: 14/02/2020
In January, Bedlam Festival 2019 (our partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the MAC, and Sampad) won a Birmingham Mental Health Star at the Thrive Awards 2020.


Launched in 2018, Thrive Mental Health Star Awards celebrate the ground-breaking work being done across the region to improve mental health and wellbeing. This year the event took place on Wednesday 29 January at the Hawthorns (West Bromwich Albion Football Club).


The Bedlam Festival promotes mental health and wellbeing through the arts. The festival team worked collaboratively with service users, clinical staff, venues, students and university staff, media, artists and local businesses to generate funds, build empathy and deliver maximum impact on the issue of mental wellness. Over 30,000 people were captivated by dozens of performances and exhibitions, including the dramatisation of the highly stigmatised subject of perinatal mental health issues affecting the South Asian community.


Guests at the ceremony included members of the Mental Health Commission (including Sir Norman Lamb) and a range of representatives from different organisations across the region, including local authorities, the NHS and the charity sector.

Thrive Awards 2020