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 recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations working tirelessly to reduce stigma and support and empower those living with mental illness. There are 11 award categories, and winners receive an engraved trophy and framed certificate. The overall winner receives the Earle Duus overarching award, which includes a $4,000 prize to continue their great work in the mental health sector. Tickets for the 2021 Awards are now on sale. Buy tickets now before they sell out!

When are the Awards presented?

 

The awards are presented at a ceremony at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday 15th October 2021 - during Queensland Mental Health Week and close to World Mental Health Day. Tickets to the ceremony will be on sale from September 2021. View the gallery of photos from the 2019 Awards ceremony here.

Meet the finalists

Find out which individuals, groups and organisations have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2021 QLD Mental Health Week Achievement Awards

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Our Award Categories

Can I nominate?

Anyone who works to improve mental health can nominate for an award. Just being an award finalist gives individuals and organisations fantastic PR and media coverage. We usually receive nominations from:

  • People nominating themselves or colleagues
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Workplaces
  • Groups

The best way to submit a nomination is to nominate yourself, because no-one knows your work and achievements better than you! Nominations are now closed for the 2021 Awards. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of finalists, ticket sales, and when the next round of Award entries will open.

Read about the impressive achievements of our 2021 finalists.

With thanks to our 2021 sponsors

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Meet our esteemed panel of judges

Elijah Buol
Board Member, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ)
Fleur Ward
Manager, Strategy, Planning and Partnerships, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, Department of Health
Helen Glover
Director, enLightened Consultants
Joe Coyne
Course Coordinator - Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Australian Association for Infant Mental Health: AAIMHI
Laura Rasmussen
Manager, People Advisory Services, EY
Matt Green
Service and Clinical Governance Committee Member, Board of Open Minds
Samone Salik
SEWB Manager, QAIHC (Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council)

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