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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.
This year we are very proud to announce the winner is Matthew Axbey, who is celebrated for his work developing mental health support for students in Kent.
In this special blog, Matthew talks about his own journey with depression and how that has shaped his campaigning work.
Learn more about previous winners of the Janey Antoniou award, including our current winner, Tamanna Miah, who won the award for speaking out about her experiences of bullying and Islamophobia and their effect on her mental health.
Nominations for the 2017 Janey Awards are now closed.
The winner will be announced at Members' Day on 11 November.