The 2022 Mental Health Week launch and awards ceremony were hosted this year by Hon Lauren Moss MLA, Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at Parliament House with Mr Joel Bowden, MLA for Johnston, presenting the awards on her behalf.

Geoff Radford, CEO for the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition MC’d the event, which was attended by community members, staff and leaders from the community mental health sector, various dignitaries and community Elders. The ceremony was held in celebration and acknowledgement of the exceptional and inspiring contributions of individuals and teams in helping to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Territorians.

Anne Gawen, Chair of the NT Mental Health Coalition board, spoke at the event, and emphasized the importance of community mental health services and the voice of lived experience as central in supporting better mental health outcomes for Territorians.

This year’s 28 nominees represented a broad range of categories, organisations, programs and locations throughout the Territory including from remote communities.

Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners of this year’s NT Mental Health Awards. We acknowledge their hard work, compassion, expertise, and dedication in supporting mental health and wellbeing in communities throughout the Territory.


Malia Ford – Leadership in Lived Experience Award

Leila Heinrich – Young Person Award

John Yusuf – Carers in Mental Health Award

Joan Dhamarrandji – Mental Health Sector Award

Minitja Marawili – Aboriginal Social & Emotional Wellbeing Award

Mary Ingrames – Innovation for Positive Change Award

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