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Congratulations to the all of the Winners of the 2020 Mental Health Awards

Chamber of Minerals and Energy Mentally Healthy Workplace Award

  • Sodexo

Mental Health News Media Award

  • Out in Perth

Even Keel Bipolar Support Association Diversity Award

  • South West Aboriginal Service

Commissioner for Children and Young People Mentally Healthy Education Award

  • North Albany Senior High School
  • Ocean Road Primary School

Act-Belong-Commit Mental Health Employee Volunteer Excellence Award

  • Lorenzo Martinez

Lifeline WA Promotion or Prevention Award

  • Wellbeing Zone

 Innovation for Change Award

  • Mercy Community Services
  • Ruah Community Services

Mental Illness Fellowship of WA Lived Experience Impact & Inspiration Award

  • Virginia Catterall

To view the photos from the Awards evening visit the Western Australian Association for Mental Heath's Facebook page by clicking here

The Finalist have been announced!

The judging is complete and the results are in!
We are thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2020 Mental Health Awards. Congratulations to the following people and organisations:

These are in no particular order

Chamber of Minerals and Energy Mentally Healthy Workplace Award

  • Fortescue Metals Group
  • St John of God Mt Lawley
  • Sodexo
  • Northern Star Resources

Mental Health News Media Award

  • ABC Radio Perth
  • Out in Perth

Even Keel Bipolar Support Association Diversity Award

  • Spectrum Group
  • Bella Broadway
  • South West Aboriginal Service
  • Clough

Commissioner for Children and Young People Mentally Healthy Education Award

  • SMYL Community College
  • North Albany Senior High School
  • Kinross Primary School
  • Ocean Road Primary School

Act-Belong-Commit Mental Health Employee Volunteer Excellence Award

  • Ashly Grabski
  • Juana Terpou
  • Lorenzo Martinez
  • Jenny Cramer

Lifeline WA Promotion or Prevention Award

  • Radiance Network
  • The Wellbeing Zone
  • Youth Focus
  • ALIVE & Kicking Goals

Innovation for Change Award

  • Headspace Pilbara Hub
  • Mercy Community Services
  • Mental Health Homeless Pathway Unit
  • Ruah Community Services

Mental Illness Fellowship of WA Lived Experience Impact & Inspiration Award

  • Katherine Houareau
  • Julian Pace
  • Ingrid Bentsen
  • Virginia Catterall

 Congratulations to all of this years finalists and thank you to everyone who nominated!

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

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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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