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Nominations for the 2020 Mental Health Awards will open on Wednesday, 3rd June 2020. 

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About the Awards

The Western Australian Mental Health Awards 2020 will celebrate individuals and organisations that made an outstanding contribution to mental health in the calendar year of 2019.

The awards aim to recognise and reward the achievements of those who demonstrate excellence, innovation, and initiative in supporting consumers of mental health services, their families, and carers; and showcase best practice in WA’s mental health sector to inspire others.

The Awards are hosted by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with the support of the WA Mental Health Commission. The Awards aim to:

  • Recognise and reward the achievements of those who demonstrate excellence, innovation and initiative in supporting carers and consumers of mental health or their local community (including workplaces)
  • Showcases the achievements of the mental health sector in WA
  • Inspire others to strive for excellence
  • Promote positive messaging around mental health, breaking down stigma and starting conversations for healing and recovery

 Award Categories

  • Promotion or Prevention Award
  •  Impact & Inspiration Award
  • Diversity Award
  • Mental Health Employee Excellence Award
  •  Mentally Healthy Workplace Award
  • Mentally Healthy Education Award
  • Mental Health News Media Award
  • Innovation for Change Award

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THE 2019 WINNERS ....

News Media Award
For excellence in journalism and reporting on mental health.

Rhianna Mitchell, Seven West Media


Diversity Award
For an individual, organisation or group that embraces diversity and promotes inclusion, with an initiative that benefits a particular population group, i.e youth, CaLD, seniors, Aboriginal, LGBTI.

Perth Inner City Youth Service

Innovation for Change Award presented by Lotterywest
For outstanding innovation driving change for better mental health.

Aboriginal Males Healing Centre

Employee Excellence Award presented by Eric Dillon Consulting
For outstanding contribution to mental health in WA by an individual employed or volunteering within the sector.

Dr Anand Deshmukh, WA Country Health Service, Pilbara and Shivani Lala, Southern Cross Care

 Prevention & Promotion Award presented by Lifeline
For outstanding contribution to prevention and/or promotion in mental health.

Mentally Healthy WA

Education Award
For education institutions that encourage good mental health for its students, staff and volunteers.

Coodanup College

Mentally Healthy Workplace Award presented by Chamber of Minerals and Energy
For a workplace that encourages good mental health for its staff.

Macmahon Holdings

Lifepath Psychology Consumer Impact Inspiration Award
For outstanding contribution to mental health in Western Australia by an individual who identifies as having a lived experience.

Hayley Solich

Thanks to everyone who joined us the Awards Gala.
Photos are up on WA Association for Mental Health's Facebook page!

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Meet all the Finalists

We celebrated with more than 200 guests at the WA Mental Health Awards Gala on 18 November 2019 at the Pan Pacific. Congratulations to all our winners and everyone involved!

Tell the world you won!

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