Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    Good Outcomes Award finalists announced

    18/09/2015 6:30 AM
    • 20 finalists selected for the 2015 Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards
    • Winners to be announced on October 6, 2015 during Mental Health Week

    A boxing and art program for secondary school girls and a street-based outreach service for homeless youth are among the finalists in this year's Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards.


    Mental Health Minister Helen Morton said the Mental Health Commission awards recognised excellence and innovation in supporting mental wellbeing and improving the lives of people with mental illness, their families and their carers.


    "We are proud to recognise and celebrate the exceptional contribution made by individuals, groups and organisations to improve the lives of people with a mental illness and those who care for them," Mrs Morton said.


    Twenty finalists from the public, private and community sectors have been chosen in seven categories, with the winners to be announced on October 6, 2015.


    Finalists include Busselton Senior High School's Ignite Girls Program, which uses gym sessions, yoga, meditation and an arts program to build students' resilience; and Street Connect which works with rough-sleeping young people aged 15-25, many with severe difficulties associated with mental ill health.


    Fact File

    • The 2015 Mental Health Week runs from October 2-10
    • For more information on events running during the week, visit http://www.mhc.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office - 6552 6900




    Edith Cowan University Award for consumer and carer involvement and engagement

    Kylie Fryer

    Andrew Markovs

    Mary McCarthy


    University of Western Australia, School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Award for improved outcomes in seniors' mental health

    City Lower West Older Adult Mental Health Service Hospital in the Home, Shenton Park

    Older Adult Mental Health Community Team, Bentley


    Commissioner for Children & Young People Award for improved outcomes in child and youth mental health

    Ignite Girls Program - Busselton Senior High School

    Street Connect - Anglicare WA

    Tuned in parenting program - Ngala      


    Curtin University Award for excellence in rural and remote mental health

    Act Belong Commit

    5 project - DADAA

    Ignite Girls Program - Busselton Senior High School


    St John of God Health Care Mental health Employee of the Year

    Michael Akkermans, Rise Network Inc, Middle Swan

    Paul Escott, Anglicare WA, Kununurra

    Charl Van Wyk, Cyrenian House, North Perth


    Equal Opportunity Commission Award for human rights, equity and diversity in mental health

    Headspace Rockingham Youth Reference Group, Rockingham

    Mental Health Matters2, Midland

    Ruah Centre, Northbridge


    John Da Silva Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mental Health

    Jenny Allen, Youth Focus, Burswood

    Margaret Doherty, Mental Health Matters2, Helena Valley

    Susanne Sommerville, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco