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?
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