Awarding and recognising best practice, excellence and innovation in mental health service delivery and honouring individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to mental health across Australia and New Zealand since 1992.
TheMHS Awards Aim To:
- Promote the delivery of good mental health services
- Encourage consumer-focused services
- Recognise good practice
- Reward dedication and commitment to service delivery and increase staff morale
- Create “good news” stories about mental health issues and to decrease stigma
Prizes are awarded in each category. Winners receive financial support to attend TheMHS Conference including travel, accommodation and a complimentary 3-day conference registration. Winners also receive recognition on our website, in the Conference eBook of Proceedings, the TheMHS Awards Booklet and the Online Resource Collection.
The Hon Greg Hunt, MP, Federal Minister for Health presented The Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand at TheMHS Conference on Wednesday 28 August 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Welcoming the 2020 Awards Ambassador
Professor Fiona Stanley AC
Professor Stanley, whose impact in the medical field has been felt not only in Australia, but around the world, is a pioneer who was recognised for her work in 2003 when she was awarded Australian of the Year. Now, alongside her work in epidemiological and public health research, she is a spokesperson on the health effects of climate change.