The Annual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia Awards were launched in 2012 to showcase the achievements of individuals, communities, organisations and education providers who have worked to improve mental health literacy through their support of MHFA courses, which began in 2001. The Awards acknowledge the high standard and commitment demonstrated by those involved in delivering MHFA 12-14 hour courses across Australia.
MHFA Award categories
MHFA Instructor Champion - an individual effort in any of the MHFA Courses (Standard, Youth, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and/or Vietnamese).
MHFA Community – a community wide effort by an organisation or group of organisations to increase mental health literacy by conducting MHFA courses.
MHFA Workplace - a workplace wide effort by an organisation to increase mental health literacy of employees by conducting MHFA courses.
MHFA Education Provider – a whole of university/institution approach to increasing mental health literacy by conducting MHFA courses to staff and students.
MHFA Australia Awards 2013
Applications opened Tuesday February 26th 2013, and will close on Friday 16th August 2013.
This year, the MHFA Australia Awards will be presented on Monday 14th October 2013 at a ceremony held during the 8th Annual MHFA Instructor Conference at CQ Functions in Melbourne’s CBD (14-15 October).
MHFA Australia Awards 2012 – Recipients
In the awards inaugural year, we received a large number of applications – all of which were of a very high standard! This made it a very difficult decision for the judging panel.
The 2012 winners, who were announced at the 7th Annual MHFA Instructors Conference in September 2012, are listed below by award category:
MHFA Instructor Champion Award 2012 Winners
- Fay Jackson – Vision In Mind NSW
- Deborah Reveley - Brain Ambulance WA
- Senior Sergeant Sue Horton – Victoria Police
MHFA Community Award 2012 Winners
- Live4Life Macedon Ranges VIC
- Certificate of commendation – Deniliquin Mental Health Awareness Group NSW
- Certificate of commendation – Cape York Social and Emotional Wellbeing Collaborative QLD
MHFA Workplace Award 2012 Winners
MHFA Education Sector Award 2012 Winners