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 are an important part of Queensland Mental Health Week to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations working to reduce stigma and empower those living with mental illness. Open Minds has proudly hosted the Awards since 1996. There are 11 award categories, and all winners receive an engraved trophy and framed certificate. The overall winner receives the Earle Duus overarching award, which includes a $4000 cash prize to continue their work in the mental health sector.

When are the Awards presented?

How can I submit a nomination?

The 2024 Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Brisbane on Friday 11 October 2024, during Queensland Mental Health Week and close to World Mental Health Day. 

We are not currently accepting nominations for the 2024 Awards. Nominations open between April and July. You can read about the 2023 winners and finalists in the meantime, and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know about nominations opening.


If you're thinking of submitting a nomination for the 2024 Awards, watch this space for us to announce when submissions open in early 2023. In the meantime, you can read about the achievements of the 2023 winners.

Our Award Categories

School Award

Early Years Award

Jeff Cheverton Individual Award

Jude Bugeja - Peer Experience Award


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Award

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Award

Not-For-Profit Organisation Award - SME (1-100 Staff)

Not-For-Profit Organisation Award - Large (101+ Staff)

Workplace Award - Community Wellbeing

Workplace Award - Employee Wellbeing

Earle Duus - Overarching Award

With thanks to the 2023 Award sponsors

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