Exceptional Contribution Award

About the Exceptional Contribution Award

This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to mental health service delivery and acknowledges a remarkable accomplishment in the unfolding story of Mental Health Service delivery in Australia and New Zealand.

The first Exceptional Contribution Award was awarded in 1994 to Ms Robyn Byers from New Zealand at TheMHS Conference in Melbourne. The second winner, in 1995, was Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Australia. Other winners in the award’s prestigious history can be found here.

Eligibility and Criteria

Please download the Award Information PDF for further information about applying for this category of Award, including, rules, eligibility and entry guidelines.

Key Dates

  • 2024 Award submissions have closed.
  • The Mental Health Services Awards Ceremony will be held on August 28 at TheMHS Conference in Canberra.