YIPPEE! I’m celebrating! … I’m finalist in the 2014 Mental Health Week achievement awards.
I’m so proud I triumphed over mental illness, writing my recovery and resilience books… Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery (wellness tips for adults) Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully (prevention for children).
I’m honoured Open Minds and Queensland Alliance of Mental health recognized my devotion to improving the understanding and awareness of mental health in Queensland.
Two weeks ago Open Minds rang me with exciting news that judges chose me as one of three finalists in the Consumer and Carer category. I’ve been bursting to tell you ever since!
I attended the Achievement Awards luncheon at Brisbane City Hall Oct 10 with my dearest husband Steve. I’d like to thank my two referees Mayor Pam Parker of Logan City Council and Wendy Millgate editor of South City Bulletin magazine.
Pam Parker supports my mental health work in the Logan community as I speak at schools, libraries and community events.
I write mental health articles for South City Bulletin.
Madonna King media guru and Kerry Armstrong actress and mental health advocate announced the winners.
DRUM ROLL …And the winners are…
Individual … Helen Glover
Consumer or Carer … The Carer & Family Working Group
Workforce … Microsoft & Corinda State High School
Organization … MIFQ Art Exhibition
Overall Winner …Helen Glover
I’ve won the trifecta! A mental health Finalist award in the Consumer or Carer category for my THREE books for adults and kids…
Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery – wellness & resilience tips for everyone to attain their happiness
Bailey Beats the Blah -How to change BLAH into Ha-ha-Ha Child mental health picture book to prevent anxiety and depression in KIDS
I’m ecstatic I was a finalist and the ONLY children’s author who reached final position.
These awards bring mental health to the forefront, helping to break the stigma of mental illness. I’m blessed to be able to support others on their recovery journey as a mental health advocate, author and speaker, spreading the news of HOPE to Queensland and global communities.
Oct 7: I shared my recovery and coping skills with PA hospital Acute Psychiatric ward … HERE
Oct 11: I presented my interactive story telling sessions Bailey Beats the Blah & STOP the Bully at Sanity Fair … HERE
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