The Tandem Awards are for people and services who have significantly improved the experience of family, carers and supporters of people in the mental health system in Victoria.

 

The 2022 Tandem Awards will be held on Thursday 8 December from 1:30pm. Register via Eventbrite to watch the Awards livestreamed via Zoom.

 

Award nomination categories

Individual Award

Clinical, community or private sector. A person who demonstrates compassion and family-inclusive practice.

Service/Program Award

Clinical, community or private sector. A mental health service or program that demonstrates compassion and family-inclusive practice.

Carer Lived Experience Workforce (CLEW) Award

A person in a carer lived experience role who demonstrates excellence in advocating for family/carer perspective within the mental health sector (Individual or Systemic Participation).

Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Tandem Awards have now closed. 

 

 

2022 Tandem Awards Guidelines

 

Nominations can only be made by families, carers and supporters of someone with mental health challenges (with the exception of the Chief Psychiatrist Award) for Victorian based services.

Nominations are made every year in the following categories:

  • Individual – Clinical
  • Individual – Community
  • Service – Clinical
  • Service – Community
  • NDIS Family Champion
  • Carer Lived Experience Workforce (CLEW)


Eligibility

  • The nominator is a carer, family member, friend or supporter
  • The nominator is a Tandem member
  • Nominees must be 16 years of age or over when nominations close.
  • Tandem staff and Board members not eligible to nominate (with the exception of the Board Chair who decides on the Chair’s Award) or be nominated during their term of employment or Board membership.

 

Judging Panel

The judging panel will meet in November 2022 and will consist of:

  • The Chair of the Tandem Board
  • A general representative of the Tandem Board
  • The Tandem CEO
  • Tandem staff Representative
  • A representative of the Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse
  • A representative of the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

 

Selection Process

The judging panel will select a winner from each category. The decisions of the panel are final.

Privacy

All nominations are strictly confidential, and the information provided will be used only to assist with the judging process. Any publicity photos will only be used with the permission of the nominee.

How are nominees advised?

Nominees will be advised in writing that they have been nominated for an Award and invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.

Are nominators advised?

Nominators are advised that the nominations have been received and invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.

The winners of all Awards must remain confidential until announced at the Awards ceremony to be held at the Tandem office on Thursday 8th December, 2022.