ConnectGroups’ 2021 Peer Support Groups Award Presentation Evening
On Friday 15 October 2021, ConnectGroups hosted its 2021 Peer Support Groups Award Presentation evening which celebrated the work of the Sector and recognised the value of peer support. Congratulations to all winners and finalists.
New and Emerging
In recognition of the work conducted by a new Support Group.
Winner: Peel ADHD Parent Support Group
Finalist: Women’s Recovery Community
Awarded to a Support Group which has demonstrated innovative practice across its service delivery.
Winner: Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren WA
Finalist: Solace Grief Support Group WA
Regional and Rural
In recognition of the work conducted by a Group in the regions.
Winner: Intercultural Action Group
Finalist: Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa
In recognition of the work conducted by an online/Facebook Group.
Finalist: SWEAR WA
Pay it Forward
For a PIF Project which demonstrated sustainable mental health impact to its members and the wider community.
Winner: South West Women’s Health and Information Centre
Finalist: PTSD West
Dream it Forward
For a DIF project which positively impacted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing.
Winner: Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Corporation
Finalist: Swan City Youth Service
Give it Forward
For a GIF project which demonstrated significant innovation, capacity building or sustainability for their Support Group.
Winner: Type 1 Diabetes Collective
Finalist: The Courageous Women’s Multicultural Network
Support Group Champion
For an individual who has made a contribution to the philosophy of Peer Support.
Winner: Sandra Button
Finalist: Martin and Michelle Slabbert
Community Service Leader
For individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and who by example, exemplify community leadership.
Melissa Dumitru (Chronically Inspired)
Rahul Seth (Activate Mental Health)