Now in its 25th year, the awards recognise personalised, sustainable, and digitally enabled programs that contribute to the wellbeing of patients and the community.
NSW Health received 181 nominations across the 11 award categories.Categories this year include Health Innovation, Patient Safety First, Excellence in Aboriginal Healthcare, Environmental Sustainability and Staff Member of the Year.
Adolescent Mental Health: Teen Got It!
Adolescent Mental Health are nominated in the Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services category for their adolescent mental health early intervention program Teen Got It!
Teen Got It! is the only adolescent and carer focused group intervention for disruptive behaviour disorders (DBDs) in NSW and targets at-risk young people who present with DBDs. The aim is to intervene early and change their trajectory and reduce the likelihood of entering the criminal justice system.
Custodial Mental Health: Towards Zero Suicides in Custody
Custodial Mental Health are nominated in the Patient Safety First category for their Towards Zero Suicides in Custody program.
Towards Zero Suicides in Custody supports the state-wide suicide prevention health initiative, with the program tailored to be effective and accessible for people in adult correctional settings.
The adult prison population face high rates of self-harm and attempted suicide. One in four deaths in custody are unnatural (suicide or self-inflicted causes). In addition, patients generally have little contact with health services in the community.
Towards Zero Suicides in Custody was created to address this need. The program includes layered interventions to create a suicide prevention safety net.
Congratulations to our teams, who will be celebrated as part of the NSW Health Awards ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday 24 October at the Sydney International Convention Centre.
The full list of finalists is available on the NSW Health website at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/awards/2023awards/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.nsw.gov.au/health/justicehealth/news-events/nsw-health-awards-nominations Justice Health NSW nominated for two NSW Health Awards