News • 18 Jul 2019

New categories for Mental Health Achievement Awards

New categories for Mental Health Achievement Awards

For 2019, Open Minds has added two new categories to the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards: the Early Years Award and the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Award.

Each year, Open Minds review the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards categories to ensure we are adapting to the changing mental health sector priorities and ensuring that the awards remain relevant.

Here are the new categories we’ve added and details about who can apply for an award:

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Award

For any individual or organisation that demonstrates a commitment to improving the life of Queenslanders who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and living with mental illness. 

They can do this through the provision of culturally appropriate mental health related services, programs, projects or initiatives, and their work must promote social inclusion and participation.

Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

Early Years Award

Additionally, we have added the Early Years Award for any organisations that focus on supporting the best start for young Queenslanders (children and/or parents) from conception through to infancy (up to four years of age). 

Programs, workshops, peer supports or services should have a goal of reducing or eliminating the effects of mental illness and a commitment to improving the lives of young people through happier and healthier families.

Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

The other Award categories

The other Award categories are as follows:

Jude Bugeja – Peer Experience Award

Open to any individual or group who through their direct experience with mental illness demonstrates a significant contribution to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families and/or carers. Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

Jeff Cheverton Individual Award

Open to any individual who has made an outstanding contribution to mental health in Queensland through their commitment to improving the life of Queenslanders living with mental illness and by promoting social inclusion and participation. Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

Not-For-Profit – Small to Medium Enterprise (1-100 staff)

Open to any organisation that through the provision of mental health related services, programs, projects or initiatives demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of life of Queenslanders living with mental illness and by promoting social inclusion and participation. Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

Not-For-Profit – Large Enterprise (101+ staff)

Open to any organisation that through the provision of mental health related services, programs, projects or initiatives demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of life of Queenslanders living with mental illness and by promoting social inclusion and participation. Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

Workplace Award – Small to Medium Enterprise (1-200 staff)

Open to any employer who through the implementation of innovative work practices or initiatives has demonstrated excellence in the promotion of positive mental health to all employees and supports the inclusion of employees living with mental health issues. Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

Workplace Award Large Enterprise (201+ staff)

Open to any employer who through the implementation of innovative work practices or initiatives has demonstrated excellence in the promotion of positive mental health to all employees and supports the inclusion of employees living with mental health issues. Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Award

Open to any individual or organisation that through the provision of culturally specific mental health related services, programs, projects or initiatives demonstrates a commitment to improving the life of Queenslanders who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and living with mental illness, and by promoting social inclusion and participation. Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

LGBTI Award

Open to any individual or organisation that through the provision of mental health related services, programs, projects or initiatives demonstrates a commitment to improving the life of Queenslanders who are LGBTI and living with mental illness, and by promoting social inclusion and participation. Submit a nomination for this Award category now >

Sponsor the Awards

We are very pleased to have the support of our Sponsors for the 2019 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards so far: Queensland Mental Health Commission, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), QLD Alliance for Mental Health, QuAc, Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ), QLD Health, The Office of Industrial Relations.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, if you would like to know more please get in touch today. 

Nominate now

Nominations are now OPEN. Find out more about the awards or submit a nomination now.

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