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2014 Awards Winners

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TheMHS is pleased to announce the Exceptional Contribution Award winners and the Media Award winners

Award for Exceptional Contribution to Mental Health Service in Australia or New Zealand 

This year there are two recipients:


Douglas Holmes,

Mental Health Consumer Participation Officer,

St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW

Erica Lee

Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Mater Health Services

Brisbane, QLD


Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Media Awards


Joint Winners

Sally Sara

'Coming Home' Parts 1&2, Foreign Correspondent

Organisation: ABC TV, Sydney  NSW

Kaye Harrison

The Sunnyboy

Organisation:  Treehouse Productions, Woy Woy  NSW


PRINT MEDIA                  


Gordon Hudson 


'Feeling Down on the Farm - mental health in Rural Taranaki' 


Like Minds Taranaki, New Plymouth  New Zealand




Emma Pedler, Producer


ABC Open Mental Health Awareness Week 'guest blogs' from the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.


ABC Open, Sydney  NSW


Congratulations to the following TheMHS Achievement Award Winners. 

The Gold and Silver Award winners were announced during the Awards ceremony at TheMHS Conference, Wednesday 27 August, 2014 in Perth.

The awards were presented by Professor Fiona Stanley. 


Category 1 : 

Assessment and/or Treatment Program or Service


The WA CAMHS Multisystemic Therapy Programme
Western Australia Child and Adolescent Health Service, WA

Joint Silver

Boab Mental Health Team 

Boab Health Services, WA

Joint Silver

The Assessment and Referral Court (ARC) List
The Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Catgory 2 : 

Support Program or Service 


 "Living Life Well" Micro Business
EBAT Charitable Trust Trading as Pou Whakaaro, NZ


Broome Community Recovery Centre - the development and implementation of Recovery based programs in a remote setting
Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service - Broome Community Recovery Centre, WA

Catgory 3:

Mental Health Promotion or Mental Illness Prevention Program or Project 

Gold - an innovative online mental health service for young Australians aged 14 - 25 by Inspire Foundation, NSW

Joint Silver


The Five Project: Addressing mental health through arts in regional Western Australia

Joint Silver

Youth Mental Health First Aid Program
Mental Health First Aid Australia, VIC

Category 4: 

Education or Training of Workforce Development 

Silver Is the Map Territory? The development and achievements of Eating Disorders Training and Evaluation Program (EDTEC)
Eating Disorders Training and Evaluation Centre, Specialised Eating Disorders Pro, WA

Category 5:

Consumer Provided 

Gold Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness Inc.
Peach Tree Perinal Wellness Inc., QLD

Category 7:

Achievement with a Different Focus 

Silver Service Culture Transformation - The Recovery Mentoring Initiative
Barwon Health Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service (MHDAS), VIC

Category 8:

Tom Trauer Research and Evaluation Award 

Joint Award Winners

Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) - Partnerships, Research and Results

What is happening to Seclusion Review that makes a difference? - a consumer led research study
Mr Bradley Foxlewin, Independent Consumer Researcher, NSW