As October draws closer to winding up so does the end of Mental Health Month for another year. Throughout the month of October, the promotion of positive mental health messages brings more awareness, better understanding and helps to promote the general mental health and wellbeing of the Canberra community.
We are very fortunate here in Canberra that there are many exceptional people and initiatives working to promote and improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Canberrans. Today we look forward to celebrating some of those incredible people.
The ACT Mental Health Month Awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals, groups, organisations, businesses and initiatives in the area of Mental Health in the ACT. The Awards are a sector-wide initiative coordinated by the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT) and implemented by the ACT Mental Health Month Advisory Committee.
We are super excited to share with you all that our very own dedicated and highly valued member of the team, John, has been nominated to receive an award at today's ceremony. Many of our students would know John as one of the key people who contributed to their initial interactions with the College in his role as Student Support Officer undertaking our Student Well-being and Orientation meetings.
John is a highly valued member of our small yet dynamic team. Since September 2019, John has offered his time voluntarily to the College supporting Kylie in her role as the Student Support Officer undertaking many tedious and challenging tasks. His continued contribution to the College; it's staff, students and fellow educators never goes unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.
John has been nominated for the Innovated person-centred valued supports Award. This award category seeks to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the delivery of innovated person-centred valued supports to people who experience mental health concerns. In his role at the College, John draws on his past experience as a Pastor, who excels in his area of expertise, in supporting our Student cohort to explore their learning goals and navigate suitable courses to attend at the College ensuring we are supporting individuals in their recovery journey.
Due to COVID, this years awards ceremony has been restricted for attendance for the health and safety of everyone involved though that doesn't mean that we all have to miss out on watching the ceremony. You will be able to watch the live streaming of the awards through the Mental Health Month ACT and TheRiotACT Facebook pages or by visiting the Event page here from 3.30pm Thursday 29th October 2020.
Wishing you all the very best for your nomination John!