Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a nomination?

Making a nomination is easy, simply fill in a nomination form.

Who can apply and make nominations?

The National Lived Experience Awards recognise individuals that have accessed inpatient or residential support within a mental health, learning disability or autism services nationwide. We can accept nominations from individuals that have been discharged from these services, as well as those still being supported.

Nominations must be for projects or achievements completed by individuals being supported by these services, but can be made by staff or service users. Most nominations are submitted by staff – so it would be great to see more nominations made by service users.

When will nominations open?

Nominations for 2024 will open in May. We will annouce this on social media, the website and by email if you have requested to hear from us.

What is the deadline for nominations?

The deadline for 2024 will be announced soon.

When are the 2024 awards taking place?

The awards will take place in September. Confirmation of the date will be announced very soon, followed by announcements about the venue.

When will I find out if my entry has made the final?

Each submission will be responded to by the end of July. Notification will be by email to the email address provided for contact on the nomination form.

What sort of projects are the judges looking for?

All sorts! To see the kind of projects that have previously been nominated and which have won please visit the previous winners page.