A SOUTH Warwickshire man has been recognised for his services to mental health.
Lawrence Kelly has been presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM), which mark the extraordinary contributions and service of people from across the UK. They recognise people who have made achievements in public life, committed themselves to serving and helping the UK, and who make life better for others by being outstanding at what they do.
Mr Kelly set-up the Wellbeing Sanctuary within the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust in response to the Covid pandemic.
The Wellbeing Sanctuary provided colleagues with the opportunity to de-stress in a confidential and safe space. He then went on to help with the successful launch of the Mental Wellbeing App in May 2020.
He was presented with his BEM by The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Tim Cox, The King’s representative in the county.
Mr Cox said: “There are still so many people who go unrecognised for their hard work. If you know any unsung heroes who have made achievements in public life, or who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain, then why not consider nominating them for an honour or award so that they too can get the recognition they deserve.”
Visit www.gov.uk/honours for details on how to nominate someone for an honour or award.