Wyongah based mental health service, Behind The Seen, won a 2019 Mental Health Service, Australia and New Zealand, Award.
Behind The Seen won the award in the Lived Experience Leadership category for their organisation’s achievement of excellence, innovation and best practice in mental health services, and were just one of eight awardees under the service and programs banner.
The award was announced on August 28 at the annual Mental Health Services Conference held in Queensland.
Behind the Seen Founders, Ross Beckley and Veronique Moseley, accepted the award.
They have been representing Australian frontline first responders and their families in the mental health arena for the past six years.
Their work involves development and implementation of mental health gatekeeper sessions to first responders and their families, strategic partnerships with organisations such as Black Dog Institute and Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, submissions to government inquiries, first responder specific mental health resources, development of a program for helping professionals, peer support to both first responders and their families, and the development of innovative resources to instigate conversations about mental health.
“We’re so pleased that attention is being focused on the mental health of our police, firefighters, paramedics and rescue personnel as they keep our communities safe,” said Beckley.
Media release, Sep 4
Veronique Moseley, Behind the Seen