Event: 2012 TheMHS Awards
Subject: Exceptional contribution
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: NSW
Award level: Winner
Award category: Exceptional Contribution to Mental Health Services in Australia or New Zealand
Abstract: Trevor Hazell has worked at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health for 15 years and led the organisation as its Director for the past ten. He has worked to expand the Institute’s focus to include the application of health promotion strategies to the field of mental health. He led its early work in exploring ways in which professionals from a range of sectors can play a role in building resilience in individuals and communities leading to the evolution of the Institute’s Mindframe and Response Ability programs. In recent years he has supported the growth of the Institute’s work to include the development of models to better understand mental health promotion and the prevention of mental ill-health and the development of a national program to address the impact of major depression on those who love or care for a person with depression (the Partners in Depression Program). He is a leader who has invested in building the capacity of the Institute’s staff and other partners to ensure a co-ordinated and collaborative approach to improving mental health outcomes in Australia.
This award represents an acknowledgement of an exceptional contribution, the results of which will flow on to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all