Meet our 2023 Janey Antoniou Award winners


On Thursday 23 November, Rethink Mental Illness announced our 2023 award winners at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London. Our annual awards recognise people and groups who have made a real difference to people severely affected by mental illness during the previous year.

  • “I am absolutely honoured and delighted to receive the Janey Antoniou Award from Rethink Mental Illness. To receive an award in memory of such an incredible person is overwhelming for me and very much appreciated. I had no idea I'd been nominated, so to actually win was a complete shock for me. I campaign on the issue because I feel deeply about improving the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. To be recognised for this work is amazing.”

    - Danny Bowman - Danny Bowman

  • “I'm so honoured to have even been considered for this award, let alone be a runner-up! Being associated with Janey's name means the absolute world to me. Thank you so, so much.”

    - Sophia Badhan - Sophia Badhan

  • “As a young person, the lack of mental health education has heavily impacted my experiences, which is why I believe so strongly in educating and empowering young people to care for their mental wellbeing. I am so grateful to be winning this runner-up award and to Rethink Mental Illness, and am excited for what 2024 will bring for my campaigning journey.”

    - Tanya Marwaha - Tanya Marwaha