About the role
We are currently seeking members of the judging panels for the Mental Health Month Small Grants Program, and the Mental Health Matters Awards. Members will have the opportunity to review applications representing an incredible variety of Mental Health Programs and Initiatives.
Small Grants Program:
Each year WayAhead awards over 50 grants to organisations across NSW to help them raise awareness and support communities during Mental Health Month.
The Mental Health Matters Awards are NSW’s premiere awards celebrating excellence in mental health programs, promotion, and advocacy.
We acknowledge community members as having expert knowledge essential to effective mental health promotion, and that effective health promotion can only happen when communities are involved in all stages of the process.
Responsibilities of judges include:
• Judging the applicants for WayAhead’s small grants and/or award nominees, and deciding on final recipient list
• Ensuring that the judging process is fair and transparent
During July, WayAhead will send each judge a number of Applications in their category (as previously determined). Each application will previously have been screened for basic suitability. The adjudicator will then have approximately two weeks in which to score their applications. After this time the adjudicator will be provided with the top-scoring applications from the other adjudicator/s in that category to score – this ensures the process is fair and transparent. The scoring is done via a new online portal, which provides adjudicators with an easy-to-use interface. If this is not possible for you, alternative arrangements can be made. After the initial process is complete there will be in-person (or teleconference by prior arrangement) meetings so that final decisions can be made.
Eligibility requirements (Applicants should fulfil one or more)
– Experience working in Mental Health or related field
– Experience working with identified communities (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD, Youth, LGBTIQA+), or experience with other high-needs communities (rural, regional, remote; people with lived experience of mental illness)
– Preference is given to people who are members of these communities (including people with lived experience of mental ill-health and their families/supports)
Please read the attached file for full details.
Please note that the closing date has been extended.
About the organisation
WayAhead is NSW’s leading Mental Health Promotion organisations, with a history dating back over 85 years. WayAhead plays a vital role in the development of mental health initiatives and the provision of information, support and advocacy that increase community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues. We champion the wellbeing of all people, particularly their mental health and dignity, through education, information, support, and advocacy.
We favour a person-centred, community consultative approach, and these opportunities assist us in making sure the most vulnerable in our communities are heard.
How to apply for this role
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Mental Health Month Awards and Small Grants Judges via Pro Bono Australia.