Hall of Fame
This Award, created in 2015, honours a unique and inspiring contribution to Mental Health by an individual or organisation and is awarded at the discretion of TheMHS Award Committee.
TheMHS Medal 2016
Presented to Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Orygen was awarded the TheMHS Medal to celebrate their extraordinary and world-leading influence in Youth Mental Health endeavors including the vital role of early intervention to address mental ill-health in young people.
Their work has created a new, more positive approach to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders, and has developed new models of care for young people with emerging disorders. This work has been translated into a worldwide shift in services and treatments to include a primary focus on getting well and staying well, and health care models that include partnership with young people and families.
Photo: TheMHS Medal 2016 - Presented to Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Picture: (John Moran and Kerryn Pennell) (Pat McGorry).
TheMHS MEDAL 2015
Presented to Australian Broadcasting Corporation for 2014 Mental As …
2014 Mental As… was an amazing collection of programs on ABCTV, radio and online during one moving week of events across all ABC genres and platforms.
Photo: TheMHS Medal 2015 - Presneted to ABC Mental As.. Jack Heath, SANE, Richard Finlayson, ABC and Tegan Cotterill, Mindframe.
Exceptional Contribution Winners
TheMHS Exceptional Contribution Award has a proud history of recognising the hard work and extraordinary achievement of individuals in improving mental health service delivery for Australians and New Zealanders.
This award represents an acknowledgement of an exceptional contribution, the results of which will flow on to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all.
For other categories of TheMHS Awards Winners, view the archive of All Award Winners.
Bernadette McSherry: Founding Director, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne
Jenny Burger: Schizophrenia Fellowship, Tandem, North West Area Mental Health Service, Melbourne, VIC
Helen Herrman: Director, Research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, VIC; President Elect of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
Brendan O'Hanlon: The Bouverie Centre, VIC
Janet Peters: Psychologist, Tauranga, New Zealand
Douglas Holmes: Mental Health Consumer Participation Officer, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Erica Lee: Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Mater Health Services, Brisbane, QLD
Margaret Leggatt, Victoria
Anne Helm, Wellington, New Zealand
Trevor Hazell: Director, Hunter Insitute of Mental Health
Barbara Hocking: Executive Director of SANE Australia
Leanne Craze, NSW
Isabell Collins, Melbourne, VIC
Betty Kitchener: Director of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Program
Beth Bailey, Melbourne VIC
Sandy Jeffs, Christmas Hills, VIC
Sharon Lawn: Southern Adelaide Health Service Bedford Park, SA
Ms Ngoc-Anh Nguyen: Western Region Health Centre (WRHC), Western Region Outreach Service (part of WRHC)
Professor Ian Falloon: University of New Zealand
Barbara Wieland: Service Director, Central Northern Adelaide Health Service Mental Health Division, Northern
Barbara Disley: CEO- Group Special Education Ministry of Education in New Zealand
Lifeline 24 Hour Crisis Telephone Line
Dr Joan Clarke: Executive Director of Prahran Mission
Ms Anne Deveson, AO: SANE Australia
Professor John Werry: Mental Health Commission, New Zealand
Janet Meagher, AM
Kathleen Stacey: Department of Public Health – Community Mental Health
SPHERE: A National Depression Project
Create - Community Recreation, Education Access, Training & Employment Team 'Cornucopia': Ryde Community Mental Health Service
Rehabilitation and Therapy Programs for Mental Health Clients: Belvedere Mental Health Resource and Therapy Centre
The Centre for Indigenous Mental Health Research and education: University of Melbourne Dept. of Psychiatry St Vincent's' Hospital
Diploma of Health Science (Mental Health): Joint Initiative with Charles Sturt University, Southern Health Service, and Aboriginal Steering Committee
Darwin Rural Aboriginal Mental Health Team: Territory Health Services
Mental Health Program: Department of Public Health & Nutrition, University of Wollongong
Associate Professor Patrick McGorry: Early Psychosis & Intervention Centre
Ms Robyn Byers: Nelson Marlborough Health Service Ltd