The Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and
New Zealand

Professor Fiona Stanley AC
2020 Awards Ambassador


Why do the Awards Exist?

  • To promote the delivery of best practice mental health services
  • To recognise innovation with proven outcomes
  • Acknowledge research excellence
  • Encourage consumer-focused services and lived-experience leadership
  • Highlight material for “good news” stories about mental health issues
  • Decrease stigma through responsible media journalism

What are the Prizes?

Winners receive financial support to attend TheMHS Conference, including travel, accommodation, complimentary conference registration and a signed award certificate.

Winners also receive recognition on our website, TheMHS Awards Booklet, and the Online Resource Collection.

For more details, see Categories.

When are the Awards Presented?

The Awards will be presented on Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 at the annual TheMHS Conference in Perth, one of the largest and most diverse mental health conferences in Australasia and an ideal vehicle for these prestigious and important awards.

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.

2020 Key Dates

Service and Program, Early Career Research and Exceptional Contribution Awards

12 November 2019
Submissions Open
Wednesday 5th August 2020
Submissions Deadline

Media Journalism Awards

10 December 2019
Submissions Open
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Submissions Deadline
Wednesday 10th February 2021 (to be confirmed)
Presentation of all TheMHS Awards at TheMHS Conference

Award Categories

About the Exceptional Contribution Award
Exceptional Contribution to Mental Health Service in Australia or New Zealand
About the Service Awards
Program and Service Awards
About the Media Award
Media Awards


Award Winners