2017 Australian Mental Health Prize Announced

Australian Mental Health Prize 2017 Awards

Winners of 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize announced by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt

Janet Meagher and Professor Allan Fels were announced as joint winners of the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt at the formal Award Ceremony at UNSW on November 20. The ceremony was attended by over 150 individuals from across the country representing many sectors committed to improving outcomes for those with mental illness. Janet Meagher has been a tireless and powerful advocate for consumers with mental illness, and spoke frankly and strongly about her personal experience of schizophrenia and mental health services. Allan Fels is the inaugural chair of the National Mental Health Commission, and has been a high profile voice to governments for improving services and outcomes for those with mental illness.


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Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Janet Meagher, Professor Allan Fels AO, Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell AM Janet Meagher, Kim Ryan (2016 Winner), Professor Allan Fels AO Janet Meagher

Professor Allan Fels AO

Hon Greg Hunt MP, Janet Meagher Hon Greg Hunt MP, Professor Allan Fels AO Jessica Rowe AM, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Janet Meagher Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO, Jessica Rowe AM, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev AM


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