Australian Mental Health Prize

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Janet Meagher, a champion for the rights of people with mental health issues, and Professor Allan Fels, Chairman of the National Mental Health Commission, have been awarded the Australian Mental Health Prize.

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A UNSW research psychiatrist and people with mental health illnesses who used their experience to drive improvements in care are among the six finalists for the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize.

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Nominations are open for the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize, recognising those who have made outstanding contributions to either the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness.

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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.