Mental Health Week Community Awards

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition proudly presents the 2020 Mental Health Week Community Awards.

The Awards recognise exceptional individuals and organisation who demonstrate outstanding commitment to improving the lives of people with a mental illness.

The seven Mental Health Week Award categories are:

  1. Lived Experience Award
  2. Young Persons Award
  3. Mental Health Workers Award
  4. Carers Recognition Award
  5. Phil Dempster Award
  6. Volunteer Advocate Award
  7. Excellence in Mental Health Workplace Award

Nomination information & criteria

Who can be nominated?

All individuals who work with or for people with a mental illness in the Northern Territory. Nominations are encouraged from across the Northern Territory.

Nominees must

  • Be a current resident of the Northern Territory and
  • Agree to be nominated and understand that their information provided in the nomination form (with the exception of contact details) may be used for publicity and promotional purposes.

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate an individual they know, work with, or have had an experience with, for an Award. In particular, nominations are welcomed from people living with a mental illness and/or their families, carers, peers, staff, managers etc.

Please keep each nomination to 300 words or less.


The individual or organisation must be based in, and benefit residents of the NT. Individuals from the community, non-government, government and private sectors are eligible for nomination. All nominees must accept their nomination by signing the nomination form.


Nomination form

A nomination form and any additional nomination forms can be downloaded at

All nominations must complete the nomination form and select the category in which they are nominating.

All nominations must be received no later than COB Monday 14th September 2020.

Only completed nominations (either hard copy or electronic) received on or before the closing date will be accepted.

The Process

All award nominators are required to complete the nomination form indicating the award category they wish to nominate and address the evaluation criteria.


Judging Panel

The NT Mental Health Coalition will convene an independent judging panel of people.

The judging panel’s assessment will be based on the entry submission and the responses to the criteria of the nominated category.

All decisions within the discretion of the judging panel are final and no further correspondence shall be entered into.

A finalist will be selected from each category and notified via email.

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony will be held on Friday 9th October 2020 at the Doubletree Hilton, 43 Mitchell St, Darwin

All nominees and their nominators will be notified on Friday 25th September.  The NT Mental Health Coalition will contact successful and unsuccessful applicant.  The Awards Ceremony is a free event and open to all.

Mental Health Awards

About the Awards

Award Categories

Nominations have closed

Download Nomination Pack

Important Dates

Community Mental Health Awards

Nominations Closed
Friday 18th September

Notification of Nominees –
Monday 29th September

Awards Ceremony –
Friday 9th October, 5pm at the Doubletree Hilton, 32 Mitchell St, Darwin