Nominations are opening in April for the 2019 Mental Health Matters Awards
The Mental Health Matters Awards are NSW’s premiere awards recognising the achievements of individuals and organisations who have worked to improve understanding, awareness, service provision and the general mental health of communities in NSW over the past year (2018 — 2019).
Held at Sydney’s majestic Shangri-La Hotel
The Awards ceremony celebrates the most outstanding achievements in mental health. Featuring exclusive guest speakers, it is an incredible opportunity to recognise the achievements of organisations, groups, and individuals making a difference.
Award winners receive
A prize of $1000 for the winner of each award category, an engraved award plaquette, and a specially created promotional video.
In 2019 we are proud to announce brand new awards
Including the ACON-sponsored Mental Health Matters Pride Award – Recognising mental health related programs, projects or initiatives that demonstrate commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of sex, sexuality, and/or gender diverse (LGBTIQA+) people.
For full category descriptions and nomination requirements, please see below.
How to nominate?
Know someone doing excellent work in mental health? You can nominate yourself, a program you work for/with, or a program or person you know.
Please read the following information before submitting a nomination
- Projects, programs or initiatives nominated must be accessible to, and have relevance for, the people of NSW.
- We do not accept nominations for a service in multiple categories.
- Only one nomination for an organisation or individual will be accepted as nomination submissions will be judged on quality of nomination not quantity.
- Staff and Volunteers of Collective Purpose organisations are not eligible for nomination. For more information about Collective Purpose https://collectivepurpose.org.au/
- Previous award winners are not eligible for self-nomination for three years.
We are here to help and answer any questions you may have about the Awards or the nomination process. This includes support to complete your nomination, please contact us on (02) 9339 6021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations for the Mental Health Matters Awards will close 5pm, Friday 7th June 2019
Mental Health Matters Youth Award
|Recognising excellence and/or innovation in programs, projects or initiatives that have focused their efforts on prevention and early intervention with young people.
Mental Health Matters Community Initiative Award
|Recognising small, grass-roots, community-run groups, projects or events whose key aims are to improve the mental health and wellbeing of marginalised communities, such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, and facilitate access to culturally appropriate information and services. This may also include ongoing groups focused on mental health or awareness raising events that have impacted the local community.|
Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Award
|Recognising programs, projects, people or initiatives that enhance the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal communities.|
Outstanding Achievement in Mental Health Promotion Award
|Recognising excellence and/or innovation in mental health promotion activities programs or initiatives that contribute to increased awareness, reduced stigma, and enhanced wellbeing related to mental health and/or mental ill-health.|
Leadership through Lived Experience Award
|Recognising an individual with lived experience of mental ill-health, mental illness, or a carer of someone with lived experience, who has made outstanding contributions to advocacy and social change benefitting people with lived experiences. This can relate to a specific program the person has initiated/coordinated, or a dedication to lifelong work in this area.|
Workplace Wellbeing Award
|Recognising organisations who have actively created a positive work experience for all employees and support employees in their mental health & wellbeing in the workplace.|
Mental Health Matters Media Award
|Can be awarded to state-based or nation-wide media. Recognising individuals or organisations who have produced thoughtful, informative and responsibly reported media relating to mental health illness.|
Mental Health Matters Pride Award
Sponsored by ACON
|recognising mental health related programs, projects or initiatives that demonstrate commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of sex, sexuality, and/or gender diverse (LGBTIQA+) people.|