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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5246 ..


(v) (C) and (vi) are captured in the below table: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017* 2018* (C) 3 x $500 for selected award recipients 4 x $500 for selected award recipients 4 x $500

1 X $1000

for selected award recipients 10 x $50 for selected award recipients (vi) 9 9 7 10 7 8 (*In 2017 and 2018, each Award winner received a $50 gift voucher.)

(vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), (xiii), and (xiv) MHCC ACT has advised that from 2013 to 2015 Expo stallholders were participants in the Launch and Awards event as well, putting total attendance at around one hundred and twenty people at the Mental Health Awards event. From 2016 onwards, the Mental Health Week/Month Awards were held as a separate event at the Legislative Assembly Reception Room and total attendance was approximately forty to sixty people. From 2016, the Mental Health Week/Month Awards event has been hosted by the ACT Mental Health Consumer Network, in association with Mental Health Community Coalition ACT.

No formal records of attendance were kept for these Award events. The aim of the Awards events is first and foremost to create a unique event for award recipients, at which their special efforts are acknowledged and honoured.

However, Mental Health Community Coalition ACT reports that attendance has always included two or three senior staff from Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services and two to three members of the ACT Health Directorate Mental Health Policy team. As some awards go to service providers, or workers in the ACT mental health sector, there is also always attendance from a number of frontline and management level staff of the Canberra Health Services, or community mental health sector organisations. On occasion, commercial health-related organisations (such as a pharmacy) have been award recipients and in such instances staff from these commercial organisations have attended.

(xv) (A) (B) There has never been an attendance fee for the events.

(xvi) Formal invitations have been extended to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing and myself, as the Minister for Mental Health, to participate in the Mental Health Month Awards event and to present the Awards to recipients. A small number of MLAs, including the Chief Minister, have attended over the years. In 2016, the Mental Health Week Awards event was held during the caretaker period prior to the ACT election and no MLAs attended.

Mental health—policy documents (Question No 1904)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Mental Health, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) What is the title of any mental health (a) strategy and (b) policy document that is still in operation one year or more after expiry of the period the document covered.


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