Event: 2013 TheMHS Awards
Subject: Exceptional contribution, advocacy
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: VIC
Award level: Winner
Award category: Exceptional Contribution to Mental Health Services in Australia or New Zealand
Abstract: Dr. Margaret Leggatt has been a passionate and tireless advocate for the improvement of state, national and international mental health service and provision for the past 40 years. Dr Leggatt’s hard work and determination to help de-stigmatize mental illness, promote involvement of families and carers in the treatment and care planning and decision making for people with a mental illness and her advocacy on behalf of carers are unparalleled. Apart from her numerous publications, Margaret has recently resourced and assisted in the development and of the “Families as Partners in Mental Health” training course and continues to be in demand to deliver this training to mental health staff and undergraduates. Margaret’s personal qualities of compassion and empathy coupled with her spirit and zest for life underpin her career accomplishments.
This award represents our deep respect for an exceptional contribution, the results of which will flow on to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all.