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Award Winners

2016 TheMHS Awards

TheMHS Learning Network is pleased to announce the 2016 TheMHS Awards winners.  The winners were presented with their awards at TheMHS Conference in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday 25 August.

TheMHS Awards Presenter is Kevin Allan, Mental Health Commissioner, Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, New Zealand

For more information about the award winners, download the Awards Booklet.

View Photos from the Awards on Facebook.

 

2016 TheMHS Award Winners

AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND

Bernadette McSherry, VIC (Joint Winner)

Jenny Burger, VIC (Joint Winner)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT FOR PEER WORK IN NEW ZEALAND

Jim Burdett
Auckland

TheMHS MEDAL 2016

Orygen, The National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health  

PROGRAM AND SERVICE AWARDS

MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER AND MENTAL HEALTH PEER WORK

Taking a qualification to the peer workforce
Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), NSW

ASSESSMENT AND/OR TREATMENT

The Infant Therapeutic Reunification Service
CAMHS, Women's and Children's Hospital and Families, SA

PSYCHOSOCIAL AND/OR SUPPORT PROGRAM OR SERVICE 

SANE Forums - Online Peer-to-peer Support Communities
SANE Australia

MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION OR MENTAL ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM OR PROJECT

JOINT WINNER: 

eTools for Wellbeing
Queensland University Of Technology and Young And Well CRC

JOINT WINNER: 

GoodYarn
Wellsouth Primary Health Network, Dunedin, New Zealand

PHYSICAL HEALTH AND/OR PRIMARY CARE

Equally Well

New Zealand wide collaborative committed to taking action to improve physical health outcome of people experiencing mental health and addiction problems
Collaboration of 71 organisations in New Zealalnd  

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR ENTRIES WITH A DIFFERENT FOCUS

Mind Recovery College™
Mind Australia, VIC

EDUCATION, TRAINING OR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Recovery Camp: Using Therapeutic Recreation to Empower Consumers and Future Health Professionals
University of Wollongong, NSW

TOM TRAUER RESEARCH AND EVALUATION AWARD

Academic mentoring, collaboration and co-production in mental health services research
Monash University, St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) Mental Health Service

EARLY CAREER RESEARCH AWARDS

EARLY CAREER RESEARCH FOR BEST PRACTICE

Help for health anxiety via the Internet
The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression,
UNSW Australia at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

EARLY CAREER RESEARCH FOR INNOVATION

The Rebound Pilot Study for Depression Relapse Prevention in Young People
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

MENTAL HEALTH MEDIA AWARDS

TEXT JOURNALISM

Away From The Edge
Veronica Schmidt
The New Zealand Listener 
Auckland  New Zealand

SOUND/VISION JOURNALISM

Our Kids - Why Are They So Stressed?
Quentin McDermott, Peter Cronau - Producer, Joel Tozer - Researcher
Sydney NSW
ABC TV

SPECIAL JOURNALISM AWARD 

JOINT WINNER:

Surviving Schizophrenia
Emma Calveley, Robyn Scott-Vincent
Attitude Pictures Ltd
Auckland, New Zealand

 

JOINT WINNER:

Investigation into the Realities of New Zealand’s Mental Health System
The Wireless - Radio New Zealand’s website
Jessica McAllen
Freelance Journalist
Auckland  New Zealand