Congratulations to this year’s Achievement Award winners

The winners of the 2021 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards were announced at a breakfast ceremony on 15 October at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The Awards, Queensland’s only state-wide mental health awards, are hosted by Open Minds. They recognise and celebrate individuals, groups and organisations working tirelessly to reduce stigma and support and empower those living with mental illness.

  • The overall winner across all categories and recipient of the Earle Duus Award and $4,000 prize fund was Zero to Four Family Support Service.
  • Jeff Cheverton Individual Award – sponsored by Queensland Alliance for Mental Health – was awarded to Dr Tahnee Bridson
  • Jude Bugeja – Peer Experience Award – Sponsored by Ranzcp – awarded to Hand-n-Hand Peer Support Inc.
  • Early Years Award – sponsored by Rio Tinto – was awarded to Zero to Four Family Support Service
  • Not-For-Profit Organisation Award – SME (1-100 Staff) – Sponsored by Queensland Health – was awarded to Outback Futures Ltd
  • Not-For-Profit Organisation Award – Large (101+ Staff) – Sponsored by CheckUP Australia – was awarded to selectability
  • Workplace Award – SME (1-200 Staff) – sponsored by Office of Industrial Relations (Workplace Health and Safety Queensland)- was awarded to Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
  • Workplace Award – Large (201+ Staff) – Sponsored by WorkCover Queensland – was awarded to Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), Mental Health Response Programs
  • LGBTI+ Award – sponsored by Queensland Council for LGBTI Health – QC – was awarded to Queensland Children’s Gender Service
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award – Sponsored By RFQ – Richmond Fellowship Queensland– was awarded to ImpaRa program
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Award – Sponsored by Queensland Mental Health Commission– was awarded to Communify Queensland ASRA collaboration
  • Schools Award – Sponsored by headspace – was awarded to Mentally Flourishing Schools – Mountain Creek State School

You can read more about the winners on the Open Minds website, here.

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