The Mental Health Services Learning Network is proud to announce Fiona Stanley, one of Australia’s leading researchers into the causes of childhood diseases, as the 2020 Ambassador for the Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand. In operation since 1992, The Mental Health Service (TheMHS) Awards recognise and reward individuals and organisations who practice excellence and innovation in mental health service delivery and research. These prestigious awards, helmed this year by Professor Stanley, will be presented in Perth, Western Australia as part of the 2020 The Mental Health Services Conference.
“I am proud to be serving as Ambassador for the Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand for 2020 and supporting innovation and development in the mental health sector. It is an opportunity to honour and reward those individuals and organisations who have made a positive impact in mental health across Australia and New Zealand,” said Professor Stanley, commenting on the announcement of her role as TheMHS Awards Ambassador.
Professor Stanley, whose impact in the medical field has been felt not only in Australia, but around the world, is a pioneer who was recognised for her work in 2003 when she was awarded Australian of the Year. Now, alongside her work in epidemiological and public health research, she is a spokesperson on the health effects of climate change.
Professor Stanley joins the ranks of other illustrious TheMHS Awards Ambassadors, including Quentin Bryce, Julia Gillard, and Marie Bashir.