Australian Mental Health Prize

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For her tireless advocacy on behalf of mental health nurses, Kim Ryan has been named the inaugural winner of UNSW's Australian Mental Health Prize. 

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An Indigenous former footballer who runs a suicide prevention charity, a military veteran who crossed the Bass Strait in a tinnie, and a woman who developed the world’s first Mental Health First Aid program are among the seven finalists in the inaugural Australian Mental Health Prize.  

Mental health prize

A national search is underway to find six Australians who have made the most outstanding contributions to the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness.