Authors: Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO
Event: 2017 TheMHS Summer Forum
Subject: The Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand (TheMHS Awards) 2017;
Type of resource: Audio
Abstract: We are delighted to welcome Professor Marie Bashir as the 2017 Ambassador for TheMHS Awards (The Mental Health Service Awards) of Australia and New Zealand.
Professor Bashir officially launched the awards at TheMHS Summer Forum 2017 in Sydney. The awards recognise the hard work and dedication of those working in mental health.
Entries for TheMHS Awards 2017 are open until 12 April (Service Awards, Research & Evaluation Awards, Exceptional Contribution Awards) and until 26 April for Media Awards. We strongle encourage all services, no matter how large or small, and all individuals working in mental health, to apply.
For more information about categories, criteria and how to enter, visit our awards pages.
Also listen to: Professor Bashir's radio interview with Fran Kelly
In any year, one in five adult Australians, and one in seven children will experience some form of mental illness.
A third of us will have a mental illness in our lifetime.
Spending on mental health services recently surpassed $8.5 billion a year, yet the system is still under pressure.
But it's not all gloom—there are many services making a real difference—and that's what the annual Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand seeks to recognise.
Launching this year's awards is the former New South Wales governor Dame Marie Bashir, who before serving as governor was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney.