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Congratulations to recipients in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

20 June 2017

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.

 

 

 

 

"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

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