Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards

Open Minds are proud to be the host for the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards

What are the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards?

The Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations working tirelessly to reduce stigma and support and empower those living with mental illness. There are 11 award categories, and winners receive an engraved trophy and framed certificate. The overall winner receives the Earle Duus overarching award, which includes a $4,000 prize to continue their great work in the mental health sector.

When are the Awards presented?

 

The awards are presented at a ceremony at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday 15th October 2021 - during Queensland Mental Health Week and close to World Mental Health Day. Tickets to the ceremony will be on sale from September 2021. View the gallery of photos from the 2019 Awards ceremony here.

When is the deadline for nominations?

The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on Monday 2nd August 2021. Get your nomination in before the deadline - submit a nomination online here. Remember you can save progress as you go!

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Our Award Categories

Can I nominate?

Anyone who works to improve mental health can nominate for an award. Just being an award finalist gives individuals and organisations fantastic PR and media coverage. We usually receive nominations from:

  • People nominating themselves or colleagues
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Workplaces
  • Groups

The best way to submit a nomination is to nominate yourself, because no-one knows your work and achievements better than you! Submit now for the 2021 Awards.

Read about the impressive achievements of our 2019 winners and finalists.

With thanks to our 2021 sponsors

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Meet our esteemed panel of judges

Elijah Buol
Board Member, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ)
Fleur Ward
Manager, Strategy, Planning and Partnerships, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, Department of Health
Helen Glover
Director, enLightened Consultants
Joe Coyne
Course Coordinator - Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Australian Association for Infant Mental Health: AAIMHI
Laura Rasmussen
Manager, People Advisory Services, EY
Matt Green
Service and Clinical Governance Committee Member, Board of Open Minds
Samone Salik
A/g Manager SEWB Workforce Development Support Unit, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

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