Our Why 

We invite you to be part of this extraordinary night on Saturday 14th October 2023 held at the magestic Double Tree Hilton Ballroom - celebrating those leading the way in breaking barriers and forging a path to a mentally healthier community. The difference begins with you. Think Mental Health Black Tie Ball Awards celebrate excellence in Supporting Mental Health and Well-being across the Humber region and beyond. 
In an effort to raise mental health awareness and promote suicide prevention, Paul Longley, Leon McQuade and Jeni Cornwall launched The Think Mental Health Black Tie Ball. The awards are free to enter, and they recognise individuals and businesses that are making a difference in the fight against suicide prevention. By shining a spotlight on the work of these unsung heroes, the awards are helping to change the conversation around Mental Health and Well-being and the vital role the business community plays. 
All proceeds from our event each year are donated to a chosen charitiy partner and community cause that is close to our hearts. 

Award Entrys To Be In By 30th September 2023 Midnight  Honoring excellence, celebrating innovation and positive contributions by individuals and organisations in mental health and well-being.  AWARD CATEGORIES  ABOVE AND BEYOND CATALYST COMMUNITY HULL & HUMBER CHAMPION INNOVATION CHAMPION GLOBAL CHAMPION   ENTRY GUIDLINES  1. Brief introduction. 2. Clearly defined project/goals/objectives 3. Strategies used to achieve the objectives 4. Engagement and empowerment. 5. Outcome of the project. 6. State the duration of the initiative (Start date, end date or ongoing) 7.Support materials if necessary 

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EVENT PARTNER 2023  To Enquire: Email: paul@thinkmentalhealth.co.uk 


Oliver was just 14 when he received the news that would change his life forever - he was diagnosed with a brain tumour called Oligodendroglioma. The diagnosis came as a complete shock to Oliver and his family, who never imagined that such a terrible disease could afflict him at such a young age. 
Soon after his diagnosis, Oliver underwent an 8-hour long surgery at the Leeds hospital to remove the tumour. He also received chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment over the following months. Although the treatments were tough, Oliver remained strong and resolute in his fight against the disease. 
Over the next nine years, Oliver went through two more surgeries as the tumour returned. He also had another round of radiotherapy, which brought its own set of challenges. However, throughout this time, Oliver remained determined to live his life to the fullest and make the most of every moment. 
Sadly, the tumour has now been categorised as terminal. 
Our support can make a profound difference in Oliver's journey. By contributing to this years awards, you not only support Oliver's dreams but also align with a message that resonates with us all: the importance of seizing each day, no matter the challenges. Join us in making Oliver's remaining time filled with joy, love, and unforgettable experiences. 


ANDYSMANCLUB takes its name from Andrew Roberts, a man who sadly took his own life aged 23 in early 2016. Andy was a lovely and doting father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, and was just 23 years old when he was taken away by suicide, sadly and tragically without warning. 
On average one man every two hours takes his life in the UK. It’s often said to be a factor is that men don’t talk. That’s why ANDYSMANCLUB was born. Established in 2016 by Luke Ambler, Andy’s brother-in-law, the aim of the club is to break down these stigmas, support men struggling, and lend a hand to suicide prevention. 
ANDYSMANCLUB are a men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. Who want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation. 
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