The eMHPrac team were honoured to be awarded the 2021 TheMHS Mental Health Service Award in the category of Education, Training or Workforce Development – training and supporting health practitioners in using digital mental health. The judges commented it was:
“A world first innovation supporting the essential uptake of quality digital mental health that has great linkages with other organisations in delivery and with the end users”.
The eMHPrac team were presented with our award at a recent online awards ceremony at last week’s TheMHS conference for over 500 mental health professionals in Australia and New Zealand. The Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Honourable Greg Hunt gave a speech at the ceremony acknowledging the hard work of all winners.
We would like to thank our dedicated team members in our consortium at Queensland University of Technology, Black Dog Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, and the University Centre for Rural Health (Northern Rivers) and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. We also extend our thanks to the Australian Department of Health who have provided funding for our work since 2013. We also thank our colleagues at the digital mental health services we promote, our Expert Advisory Committee members, and the wonderful health practitioners we work with. And we acknowledge all the users of digital mental health services as our end goal is for Australians to access safe and high-quality mental health support in the most appropriate format for their needs.
The Mental Health Service Awards have been recognising excellence, innovation, and best practice in mental health in Australia and New Zealand, for over 30 years. The TheMHS Learning Network is an international learning network for improving mental health services in Australia and New Zealand.