On Tuesday 12 September 158 mental health consumers, carers, compassionate service providers, policy makers and community members came together to acknowledge and celebrate Exceptional Service to Family and Carers in Mental Health. Individual commendations and awards were presented by Gabrielle Williams, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers. Awards to Services were presented by Dr Lynne Coulson Barr, Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner.
Thanks to a generous anonymous donation, the following prizes were provided:
Gabrielle Williams MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health & Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers.
Commissioner Lynne Coulson Barr, Mental Health Complaints Commissioner.
Acting Senior Psychiatric Nurse/Consultant, Bendigo Health Psychiatric Service
Family and Carer Services, Mind Australia
FaPMI (Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness) Coordinator, St Vincent’s Mental Health Service
Family Carer Project Worker, Bendigo Psychiatric Services
Carer Consultant, Mildura Base Hospital
Left to right: Faye Hayman (accepted by Cathy Spencer), Helen Carter, and Sharon Lavery,with Gabrielle Williams MP.
Manager, Consumer and Carer Workforce, Coordinator, Carer Support, Adult Mental Health Service
Inner West Area Mental Health Service
North West Community Services, MIND Australia
Carer Consultant, Wellways Geelong
Carer Consultant & Family Program Manager, Headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program
UnitingCare Life Assist
Carers Links North
St Kilda Road Clinic, Alfred Health
UnitingCare Life Assist
Eastern Health Adult Mental Health Service
Left to right: Jacinta Kuklych, Christina Morgan, Julz Ghaly, Cate Bourke, Janette Korolew, Anna Epifanio, Yonas Mihtsuntu, Diane Leak, Helen Pobie, with Gabrielle Williams MP.
Not pictured: Eve Murphy, Robyn Suprun, Kris Penny, Ray Smart.
Commissioner Lynne Coulson Barr presents the award to Jackie Pearce, Alison Lewis, and Nicole Sydenham.
Commissioner Lynne Coulson Barr presents the award to Debbie Murphy, Shane Johnston, and Suzette Toepfer.
Dental Surgeon, Dental Health Services Victoria, Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
Mental Health Carer Support Worker, Alfred Health Carer Services
Convenor Emeritus, Inner South Family and Friends
Officiating the evening was the Chair of the Tandem Board of Management, Colin Fryer.
Tandem congratulaes all those commended and recipients of awards.