Awards

 

There are many exceptional people and initiatives working to promote and improve understanding, awareness, service provision, and the general mental health and wellbeing of the Canberra community. The ACT Mental Health Week Awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations in the area of Mental Health in the ACT over the past 12 months. The Awards are a sector-wide initiative coordinated by the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT).

 

Winners for 2016

 

 

2016 AWARD WINNERS

Reciprocity Award: Andrew Hore
This award recognises an individual or organisation that has provided a longstanding and exceptional contribution to mental health consumers and consumer-centred mental health services. The award is presented as an acknowledgement, by consumers in the ACT, of outstanding service providers.

Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention Award: Capital Chemist Wanniassa
This award recognises an organisation’s or individual’s excellence in programs, projects or initiatives that have focused efforts on mental health promotion, prevention of mental ill-health or early intervention activities.

The David Perrin Award: John Brookes
This award recognises a mental health consumer who lives an independent and self-determined life beyond what they may have expected. The award is presented in memory of David Perrin – an individual with multiple disabilities who made his mark in mental health services. David was a committed member of the ACT Mental Health Consumer Network Committee and an inspiration to all who knew him.

Mental Health Carer Award: Hannah Redman
This award recognises a carer who has demonstrated a high level of commitment and support to approaches in mental health that benefit carers and consumers and enhance the delivery of services in the ACT.

Mental Health Volunteer Award: Jenny Hodgson
This award recognises a volunteer who has demonstrated a high level of commitment and support to approaches in mental health that benefit the delivery of services in the ACT.

Mental Health Consumer Award: Joel Holland
This award recognises a consumer who has demonstrated a high level of commitment and support to initiatives in mental health that benefit consumers and/or the community and enhance the delivery of services in the ACT.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Philip Bell
This award recognises a person who, during their lifetime, made a lasting contribution to mental health services, provided inspiration to others, and positively influenced mental health consumers and carers in the ACT.

Michael Firestone Memorial Scholarship: Terri Warner, Chris Corcoran and Felicity Maher
These scholarships (up to two a year) are awarded to mental health consumers who wish to further their education but may not have the means to do so due to financial or other constraints. The Michael Firestone Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition of Michael’s tireless efforts in assisting mental health consumers through information, education and referral, as well as his long personal battle with an education provider regarding his own issues of discrimination.

 

Additional Information
If you would like more information, please contact the MHCC ACT team on:
Email: communications@mhccact.org.au
Phone: (02) 6249 7756
In person: MHCC ACT Office, Canberra Centre, Level 1, 20 Genge Street, Canberra ACT 2601

 

2015 AWARD WINNERS 

In 2015, the award winners were announced at the South Cross Club, Woden, on 6 October 2015:

Service Delivery and Innovation Award – Menslink
For excellence in mental health related services, programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people living with a mental illness.

Cross Sector Collaboration Award – Sunflower Services
For excellence in mental health programs, projects or initiatives involving collaboration between organisations that contribute to improved wellbeing or quality of life for people living with mental illness.

Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention Award – Rachael Stevens
For excellence in initiatives that focused efforts on mental health promotion, prevention of mental ill-health, and early intervention activities.

Consumer Contribution to Sector Development Award – Shared between Ben Matthews/ Andrew O’Reilly
For demonstrating a high level of commitment and support to approaches in mental health that benefit consumers and enhance the delivery of services in the ACT.

Carer Contribution to Sector Development Award – Janet Milford
For demonstrating a high level of commitment and support to approaches in mental health that benefit carers and consumers and enhance the delivery of services in the ACT.

Mental Health Volunteer Award – Roberto Corrielli
For demonstrating a high level of commitment and support to approaches in mental health that benefit the delivery of services in the ACT.

 

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