Skip to navigation

Skip to content

Congratulations to Human Rights Awardees

15 December 2016

The National Mental Health Commission congratulates all Human Rights Medal 2016 winners and finalists.

Pat Anderson AO was overall winner and was recognised for her work to advance the rights and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Among the Human Rights Medal finalists was Ingrid Ozols, founder and managing director of Mental Health at Work. Ingrid was a top five contender out of 50 nominees.

Ingrid is a pioneer in improving our understanding of mental health, building resilience in the workplace and suicide prevention.

One of Ingrid’s initiatives is an online e-learning tool, mh@work®, which helps manage mental health in the workplace – so far over 200,000 employees have used it!

The mh@work® interactive program enables you to share experiences of mental illness and recovery and helps to change attitudes and workplace cultures.

Arash Bordbar was the winner of the Young People’s Human Rights Medal. Since arriving in Australia as a refugee, Arash has worked as a volunteer and youth leader to advance refugee rights.

Among the Young People’s Medal finalists was Ella Ingram. Ella has influenced change in business practices that discriminate against people with mental illnesses.

For more info visit: Human Rights Awards 2016

"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."

Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission

Get Help

24 Hour Emergency Services

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14

Suicide Call Back

1300 659 467

Kids Help Line

1800 551 800

More Services

Find Events

More Events

Read Documents

Strategic Priorities 2014 - 15 | PDF 95KB

Paid Participation Policy | PDF 571KB  

Annual Report 2015-16 | PDF 2.07MB

More Publications

Get Involved

eNews updates

Subscribe to RSS
(What is RSS?)