Fay Jackson & George Stinson from Vision In Mind with Julie McCrossin, ABC Radio presenter, at Parliament House Sydney after Fay received an award from CAN for your work in the Consumer Movement

Noel Trevascus, Fay Jackson, George Stinson and Joy Gillette (CEO Australian Rotary Health Research Fund) presenting the prestigious 'Meritorious Service to the Australian Community Medal' to Fay.

Fay was nominated for an Australia Day Award by the Kiama Rotary Club who have been working with Fay for 8 years to bring free mental health training to the people if the Kiama area. Fay felt very humbled and honoured by her nomination but feels that it is the Kiama Rotary club that deserves the awards.

Fay also wants to thank the IMB Building Society for sponsoring last years training and hopes they will again be on borad this year.

Fay has been awarded the inaugural Mental Health First Aid Champions Award in 2012. She is a Principal Master Trainer in Adult, Youth and Intellectual Disability versions of the certified Mental Health First Aid training.

Fay has been appointed as the sole Consumer representative to the NSW Ministry of Health Mental health Program Council, 2012.

The federal governments desire to have a national mental health consumer body as seen invitations to Fay and 10 other Consumer representatives from across Australia to form a committee to ensure the successful running of this peak body.


Congratulations to The Family Law Courts of Australia who were honoured with the second place nomination of the Suicide Prevention: Life is for Living Awards in Melbourne last month. These are national awards which demand the highest quality service and education. It has been a great honour for Fay to work with the Family Law Courts on delivering the Mental Health First Aid Certificate to their front line staff across Australia. 2007

Secondly, congratulations to the Kiama Rotary Club who won the Rotary International Presidents Citation Significant Achievement Award for their program of delivering the Mental Health First Aid Course to their community members. Fay, Vision In Mind's CEO was thrilled to be asked to deliver the classes for them and is very proud of the clubs work.2007

Congratulations also go out to Shoalhaven City Council who were honoured with a state award for their Beautiful Soul Forums during Mental Health Week, October, 2007. Fay has been the main speaker at these forums and is proud to be working in partnership with the council. Special thanks to Alan Blackshaw and Donna Corbin. October 2007

Vocational Excellence Award from Kiama Rotary Club, 2007

Fay has won several awards for her work in mental health at local, state and national levels. She has been honoured this year by being named Master Trainer by Melbourne University, Orygen, Mental Health First Aid. She was also nominated for NSW Woman of the year by the NSW Sate Minister for Housing and Mental Health. She was nominated in 2006 for the Prime Ministers Award for employer of the year for her work in Mental Health in the Workplace. Some of her other awards include:

  • Master Trainer, Mental Health First Aid, Melbourne University, Orygen, 2007

  • Nominated for NSW Woman of the Year, 2007.

  • The CAN consumer award for advocacy in the consumer movement and community, 2006.

  • The esteemed Australian Society for Psychiatric Research, Consumer Research Award, 2005.
  • The prestigious 'Meritorious Service to the Australian Community Medal', Rotary Health Research Fund, 2004.
  • Staff Excellence Award, NSW Govt. 2004
  • Mental Health Association Award for Consumer Advocate of the Year, 2003
  • Quality Improvement Project Award, ‘Mental Health Week’, 2002 - 2003
  • Mental Health Association State Service Award, 2003
  • Illawarra Health Consumer Award, 2003.

Professor Beverley Raphael presenting Fay Jackson with her the NSW Mental Health association Award for Consumer Advocacy at Government House, Sydney



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