Karen Tyrrell Mental Health NEWS

Karen Tyrrell Mental Health NEWS FLASH

Exciting NEWS about my mental health books … and a CONTRACT!

  1. Woohoo! I’m shortlisted!

CYA Conference SHORTLISTED my humorous middle-grade novel, GHOST BOY for their writing competition in the Published Author category.

A disaster magnet must overcome anxiety, bullies and a life-changing event to find a real friend.’

I share the Published Author category with renowned authors Dee White, Kaye Baillie and Steff Gemmill.

CYA shortlisted my Write Link buddies in other categories too. HUGE Congrats to Kristen Willis, Rebecca Sheraton, Joanna Wisbey, Alison Rutstein and Elizabeth Pulsford.

Thanks to CYA Conference and CEO, Tina Marie Clark for this awesome opportunity.

Winners will be announced on Saturday 9th July at the official opening of CYA Conference.


  1. Champion Health Agency – Karen Tyrrell Mental Health                                                                               

YAY, I signed a CONTRACT with Champion Health Agency as a mental health writer, speaker, and consultant with a lived experience of mental illness. I won the Jude Bugeja Mental Health Achievement Award for my resilience books and work including a mental health writing program for Queensland Health consumers.

My books include Bailey Beats the Blah, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember and STOP the Bully.

Currently, publishers are considering three NEW mental health books for children including GHOST BOY, shortlisted by the CYA Conference.

Thanks to CEO Anja Christofferson, for this incredible opportunity! Congrats to ‘sisters’ Ky Garvey, Michelle Worthington and Tabitha Page who also joined the Champion Health Agency family too.

Please check my BIO to book me as a speaker, writer or consultant on resilience HERE.

  1. Forevability Awards – Karen Tyrrell Mental Health 

Forevability Awards announced I will judge their empowering children’s book awards in 2022. Award categories include mental health, disability and illness and MORE.

I’d like to thank CEO of Forevability, Tabitha Page for this awesome opportunity.

Congrats to judges Aleesah Darlison, Ky Garvey, Michelle Worthington, Kathy & Peter Creamer, Coral Vass, Romi Sharp, Melissa Gijsbers, Alison Reynolds, Jacqueline Harvey, Adam Wallace and MORE.

Find out about the awards and the judges HERE.


Forevability Awards - Karen Tyrrell Mental Health 


What’s NEXT?

In October, I launch a historical picture book FOLLOW THE SUGAR TRAIL, commissioned by Beenleigh Quota, Rotary and Soroptimist Clubs. Brisbane illustrator, Megan Forward illustrates it.

Please watch this space for MORE news!!

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