One in 5 suffer from depression

CHARITIES have warned that Britain is in the grip of a “mental health emergency” as we emerge from the pandemic.

Monthly mental health referrals across the UK hit their highest point in two years in August, with one in five suffering from depression at some point last year.


This year’s Who Cares Wins are honouring Caroline Flack with an award named in her honourCredit: Rex Features

But there are incredible people who aim to make a difference in their communities – providing solace and a safe space for those who need to talk.

For this year’s Who Cares Wins awards we are honouring the late TV presenter Caroline Flack by naming a gong in her honour with her family’s support.

The winner will be celebrated in a star-studded ceremony later this month.

Here we meet the amazing finalists for the Caroline Flack Mental Health Hero award.

The 47-year-old lost her son in a suspected suicide in March 2020


The 47-year-old lost her son in a suspected suicide in March 2020Credit: Neil Hope / The Sun

Charmaine George

A MUM whose teenage son died during lockdown has been nominated for a Who Cares Wins award after setting up pop-up cafes to help others who are bereaved.

Charmaine George, 47, was left devastated after her son Ewan, 18, was found at the bottom of cliffs in May 2020 after a night out camping with friends.

Who Cares Wins awards

The Who Cares Wins awards honour those who have helped take care of the nation.

Here are the categories:

  • 999 Hero
  • Best Charity
  • Best Doctor
  • Best Midwife
  • Best Nurse
  • Groundbreaking Pioneer
  • Mental Health Hero
  • National Lottery Award
  • Ultimate lifesaver
  • Unsung Hero
  • Young Hero
Mental Health Hero nominee Luke Wilkinson set up project where men can play footie and discuss their worries


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