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Finalists Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards announced

Finalists for the 2015 Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards, which recognise the achievements of individuals, groups, programs, services and partnerships across the government, private and community sectors, have been announced by the Mental Health Commission.

The Commissioner for Children and Young People has supported the Improved Outcomes in Child and Youth Mental Health Award since 2011, to increase understanding and recognition of the mental health needs of younger people.

The finalists for the Improved Outcomes in Child and Youth Mental Health Award are:

  • Tuned in Parenting Program Ngala – an attachment-based therapeutic group aimed at enhancing a child’s lifelong developmental outcomes, particularly mental health, by improving parent-child relationships.
  • Street Connect, Anglicare WA – a street-based outreach service, assisting highly marginalised and vulnerable young people aged 15 to 25 years.
  • Ignite Program – an off-site engagement program delivered by Busselton Senior High School to improve mental health outcomes for young women.

Acting Commissioner for Children and Young People Jenni Perkins said she is delighted these valuable programs have been nominated as finalists.

“Good mental health is an essential component in the wellbeing of children and young people so it is incredibly important that we continually recognise the excellent programs in Western Australian that are helping to improve the mental health of vulnerable children and young people,” Ms Perkins said.

“I look forward to recognising these excellent programs at the awards ceremony on 6 October.”

For more information and to view the finalists for each award category visit the Mental Health Commission website.