The Mental Health Matters Awards recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations large and small who have worked to improve understanding, awareness, service provision and the general mental health of our communities in NSW over the previous year.
The Mental Health Matters Awards nominations for 2017 are open and will close on the 28th of July.
Have a look at our 2016 Award winners here.
Have a look at our 2015 Award winners here.
Benefits to Award Winners
Previous award winners have found the awards have many benefits. Have a look at the brief videos below to get a sense of what some of past winners think about their Award.
Hend Saab is a Bi Cultural Psychologist with St George Community Mental Health Service. In this brief video she outlines what the role of her Mindfulness Arabic Audio CD is in treatment as well as the benefits of being awarded 2014’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Award at the Mental Health Matters Awards.
Sometimes kids have to look after their parents when they are mentally unwell. Kookaburra Kids helps these children and was 2014’s winner of the the Family and Carer Involvement and Engagement Award. This brief video explains what Kookaburra Kids is and how the program has benefited from winning the award.
In the brief video below Peter Mclelland, CEO of MATES in Construction NSW, 2014’s Mental Health Promoting Workplace Award winner, talks about the increased interest that their program received after winning the award.
For 2014’s Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Award winners The Glen, the benefits have included increased media exposure from radio interviews and TV stories that followed from their Award.
The Mental Health Matters Awards recognise outstanding achievements in mental health practice. In 2014, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District won the Consumer Involvement and Engagement Award for their Safety for All initiative, a professional education program which was designed with input from those with an experience of a mental illness. The benefits of the Award for the Safety For All initiative are outlined in the video below.
You can also find out more about previous award winners by reading about previous Mental Health Matters Award winners.