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Outstanding Contribution Awards

TheMHS AwardsThe Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand.

Celebrating 25 Years of TheMHS Awards.

Join us on Wednesday 30 August 2017 as we recognise and celebrate great work in mental health services. 

TheMHS Outstanding Contribution Awards recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to mental health service delivery and acknowledge a remarkable accomplishment and wide sphere of influence. 


2016 Exceptional Contribution WinnersExceptional Contribution to Mental Health Services in Australia or New Zealand

The Exceptional Contribution Award acknowledges an individual's remarkable accomplishments in the unfolding story of Mental Health Service delivery in Australia and/or New Zealand.

An individual may be nominated from any mental health background (e.g. professionals, consumers, families and carers, managers, researchers or policy-makers).

Photo 2016 Exceptional Contribution Winners: Jenny Burger and Bernadette McSherry.

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2016 TheMHS Medal Winner 2016: Orygen

TheMHS MEDAL for Mental Health

This Award, created in 2015, honours a unique an inspiring contribution to Mental Health by an individual or organisation and is awarded at the discretion of TheMHS Award Committee.

Photo: TheMHS Medal 2016 - Presented to Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Picture: (John Moran and Kerryn Pennell) (Pat McGorry)


Past Award Winners

Visit our Awards Archive to see the past Exceptional Contribution Award Winners.