At the start of Mental Health Month each year, WayAhead presents the Mental Health Matters Awards, recognising individuals and organisations for the work that they do.It is our biggest event each year and the best way to kick Mental Health Month off with a bang: by celebrating the most extraordinary achievements in NSW over the last year.
This year, for the first time, the Mental Health Matters award ceremony was open to the public and held at the Shangri-La Hotel. We had more than 170 people attend on 27th of September, including Minister for Mental Health the Hon Tanya Davies and NSW Mental Health Commissioner Catherine Lourey. Other guests came from the NSW government, NSW Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Matters Award-winning organisations, our sector peers and members of the general public.
We shared drinks and a wonderful lunch, met some extraordinary new people and learned more about the previously unsung work being done across schools, workplaces and communities.
It was a wonderful way to mark the start of a new Mental Health Month and to share the journey with so many who work towards better mental wellbeing in NSW.
Take a look at all the winners of this year’s Mental Health Matters Awards at the Mental Health Month website