The National Mental Health Commission congratulates and commends the dedication and commitment of the five Australians named in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours List who received awards and appointments for their contributions to the community in areas including mental health.
Officer of the Order (AO) in the general division
Helen Edith Herrman (VIC) - For distinguished service to medicine, and to mental health, as a leading clinician, researcher and scientist, to national and international professional organisations, and through programs to support youth and women.
Member of the Order (AM) in the general division
Leanne Winifred Craze (NSW) - For significant service to the community as an advocate for the rights of people living with mental illness.
Ray Ian Marshman (VIC) - For significant service to education, particularly to dentistry, and to the community through youth mental health and emergency service groups.
Neil Robert Rees (QLD) - For significant service to the law and to education as an academic, to legal reform, and to mental health and professional organisations.
Karyn Joan Walsh (QLD) - For significant service to the community through social welfare initiatives, to support for people who are homeless, to children, and to mental health.
Public Service Medal
Prudence Mary Stone (WA) - For outstanding public service in the area of mental health services in Western Australia.