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Congratulations to recipients in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Congratulations to recipients in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.