A huge thank you to everybody who entered the first ever membership photography competition.
We had over 260 amazing entries and were blown away by the creative talent of our membership community and the powerful and moving lived experience stories that inspired the photography.
After much deliberation, our panel of judges were delighted to choose Mind member Leah Burton as our overall winner.
Here's what Leah said about the inspiration behind her winning photo:
On winning the competition, Leah added:
Our two runners-up were Samantha Sanderson and Sophia Benham. Samantha’s image depicts a stunning countryside scene in Wales and Sophia’s photo captures her children playing on the beach.
Paul Williams, wildlife photographer and membership photography competition judge, said:
John Mac Crossan, Membership and Participation Manager, added:
The winning photo and two runners-up will be featured in the Mind 2022 calendar.
A huge congratulations to our winners and thank you again to everybody who took part!
Our members are at the heart of everything we do. They give a voice to the millions of people in England and Wales who live with mental health problems by pushing for change, sharing their experiences and helping to shape our work.