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 2023 Awards will be presented at a ceremony at Victoria Park in Brisbane on Friday 13th October 2023, during Queensland Mental Health Week and close to World Mental Health Day.

Nominations are closed for 2023, we will open nominations for the 2024 Awards in May 2024. Read about the 2023 finalists here.

Download the nomination pack for more information about the categories and the nomination process.


Nominations are closed for 2023. If you're thinking of submitting a nomination for the 2024 awards, watch this space for us to announce when submission open in early 2023. In the meantime, you can read about the achievements of the 2023 finalists here.

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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