Mentally Healthy WA recognised in the 2019 Western Australian Mental Health Awards

19/11/2019

Mentally Healthy WA has been recognised for its commitment to mental health promotion at the 2019 Western Australian Mental Health Awards.

Mentally Healthy WA received Lifeline's Prevention or Promotion Award for outstanding contribution to Mental Health promotion.

Honorable Roger Cook, the Minister for Mental Health, said;

"By bringing the sector together, and recognising the outstanding work of individuals and organisations, we can share best practice and develop partnerships, so that the whole Western Australian community benefits."

Almost 150 nominations were received across eight categories, with the winners selected for their dedication to improving the mental health and wellbeing of Western Australians.

Minister Cook awarded Perth Inner City Youth Service the Diversity Award, for its strong focus on assisting young LGBTIQA people who are experiencing disconnection from their family, and associated mental health challenges and homelessness.

The Pilbara's Aboriginal Males Healing Centre won the Lotterywest Innovation for Change Award and Coodanup College, who are an Act-Belong-Commit Mentally Healthy School Partner, was awarded the Mentally Healthy Education Award.

The awards are followed by the two-day 2019 WA Mental Health Conference which starts today at the Hyatt Perth with more than 400 delegates attending from across Australia.

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