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Outstanding Achievement for Peer Work in New Zealand


TheMHS is delighted to announce this new award, sponsored by Te Pou.

For an outstanding peer (person with lived experience) who has had a significant influence on the development of the service user, consumer and peer workforce and has demonstrated leadership in bringing about innovation and sustainable change within mental health and addiction services. This award is for Peer Work in Mental Health or Addiction services.




Important instructions

  1. Please read ‘Rules and Scoring’ and ‘Application Instructions’ before preparing your entry.
  2. Entry submission is available at the end of ‘Application Instructions’ page. 
  3. Awards submission closing deadline extended to Wednesday 20 April.


Award Details

The award recipient will receive:

  • a complimentary conference registration
  • conference travel and accommodation
  • honorarium of $500 to support conference attendance
  • a special framed certificate
  • recognition on TheMHS Learning Network website, Conference e-Book of Proceedings and the Online Resource Collection.